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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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.

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This portrait of Herman Melville by Joseph Oriel Eaton, May 1870,
was commissioned and presented to the family by Melville's brother-in-law, John Hoadley
(Hershel Parker, Herman Melville: A Biography, Vol. 2, 703-4).
By permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Call Number: *61Z-4
Title: Herman Melville [graphic] / JOEaton.
Author: Eaton, Joseph Oriel, 1829-1875, artist.
Owning Repository: Houghton Library - Harvard University - Modern Books and Manuscripts
(>1800) Hollis Number: 008652152

 

Articles

 

Melville and Rome: Call for Papers

 

Piranesi's Arch of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, from Melville's print collection, by permission of owner.

Mystic Seaport NEH 2010 Summer Institute

The 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan berthed at Mystic Seaport Museum."  Photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum.

 

 

 

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Fellowships and Scholarships


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.

 

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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.