Leviathan

whale-trp200Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies appears three times a year in March, June, and October. We welcome articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing on the life, works, and influence of novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891). Click here for more information.

The Eaton Portrait

Herman Melville JOEaton 95ppi 250wBy permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University: 61Z-4

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Melville Electronic Library

mel-thumb-crpd-3The Melville Electronic Library is an online resource for Melville texts. Housed on a Hofstra University server, MEL is being developed and maintained by a group of Melville scholars and digital specialists.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Melville Society Cultural Project

Melville Society and New Bedford Whaling Museum Cultural Project The New Bedford Whaling Museum in collaboration with The Melville Society is the established home of the Melville Society Cultural Project and Melville Society Archive. The Melville Society Archive is housed at the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Research Library, where significant works from this collection are also on display. The Melville Society Cultural Project also sponsors a book donation program and presents exciting annual events including the Moby-Dick Marathon and a Birthday Lecture.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

BHS FB HM portraitHerman Melville's Arrowhead Facebook Group page of the Berkshire Historical Society. Celebrating historical Berkshire County and Herman Melville's Arrowhead, the farm and home where Melville lived while writing Moby-Dick.

Melville Society Archive — Walter E. Bezanson Fellowship


The Melville Society, under the auspices of the Melville Society Cultural Project in New Bedford, offers an annual Walter E. Bezanson Fellowship to help a scholar undertake research on Herman Melville at the Society’s Archive in the Research Library of the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  International scholars at dissertation stage are especially encouraged to apply.  The fellowship, which carries a stipend of up to $500, may be used to cover travel, meals, or other living expenses.  Coincident with the award, lodging in the vicinity of the Research Library may be available, free of charge, for up to two weeks during most seasons of the year.

The Melville Society Archive contains over 3,000 volumes of scholarship and criticism related to the study of Melville, thanks to major contributions from Walter Bezanson, Harrison Hayford, and Merton M. Sealts, Jr.; many first, rare, and illustrated editions of Melville’s writings donated by the late Thomas Wendel; and Robert Madison’s collection of editions of the poets Melville read.  Fellows also have access to the Research Library’s general holdings and the nearby New Bedford Free Public Library.  Additional scholarly resources are available in the Boston area, particularly at Harvard’s Houghton Library, about 75 minutes away by car.

Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, describing the project and explaining how the Melville Society Archive will be used; an updated c.v.; and a letter of support from a department chair, mentor, or dissertation director, to Professor Robert K. Wallace, Department of English, Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099, USA or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The deadline for receipt of applications for any calendar year is November 30 of the previous year.a


Melville Society Archive – Walter E. Bezanson Fellows
click here for a list of Fellowship Reports available for download

2018 Elizabeth Swails (USA)

2017 Meaghan Fritz (USA)

2016 Meredith Farmer (USA)

2015 Bradley J. King (USA)

2014 Jaime Campomar (Argentina)

2013 Joseph Matthew Meyer (USA)

2013 Munia Bhaumik (USA)

2012 Pilar Martínez Benedí (Italy; originally from Spain)

2012 Ellie Stedall (England)

2011 Laura López Peña (Spain)

2010 Peter Riley (England)

2008 Mykhaylo Kalinichenko (Ukraine)

2007 Rute Beirante (Portugal): awarded 2007; she came in 2008

2004 Aleksandra Batricevic (Montenegro)

  

New York Public Library Short-term Research Fellowships

Graduate students or other affiliated academics whose work would benefit from visiting the Manuscripts and Archives Division to view collections such as the Gansevoort-Lansing collection, and Duyckinck family papers are encouraged to apply.

Applications are to be submitted electronically. See directions and guidelines at: http://www.nypl.org/short-term

Applications for scholars interested in collections held in the Manuscripts and Archives Division should be submitted at the URL: https://fellowship-nypl.icims.com/jobs/6571/job

Applications for scholars interested in collections held in the Manuscripts and Archives Division should be submitted at: https://fellowship-nypl.icims.com/jobs/6571/job

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Melville Society Archive
Walter E. Bezanson Fellowship
 
 
The Melville Society, under the auspices of the Melville Society Cultural Project in New Bedford, offers an annual fellowship to help a scholar undertake research on Herman Melville at the Society’s Archive in the Research Library of the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

Click here for more information and application details.

 

New York Public Library
Short-term Research Fellowships

 

Graduate students or other affiliated academics whose work would benefit from visiting the Manuscripts and Archives Division to view collections such as the Gansevoort-Lansing collection, and Duyckinck family papers are encouraged to apply.

 

Click here for more information and application details.

From Our Photo Collections

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Woodlawn Cemetary

WoodlawnWoodlawn Cemetary - final resting place of Herman, his wife, Elizabeth, and other family members. Click here to view photos of the gravesites.

125th Anniversary Celebration

125th Woodlawn

A celebration of Melville's life at Woodlawn Cemetary on the 125th anniversary of his passing.

Lansingburgh Historical Society

Melville House

Melville lived for nine years in this Lansingburgh house. It was here that he wrote Typee and Omoo

Berkshire Historical Society

ArrowheadMelville's Arrowhead home and farm in Pittsfield, MA where he wrote Moby-Dick and lived for most of the 1850s.