Professor Zepeda Cortés spent the 2016-2017 year as a long-term fellow at the Huntington Library in California working on a biography of eighteenth-century Spanish statesman José de Gálvez. With the support of a Paul J. Franz, Jr. Pre-Tenure Research Fellowship, this summer she conducted research at two other world-class libraries: the Bancroft and Newberry Libraries.


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Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017. Deadline for Graduate Dissertation Fellowship is October 20, 2017. The Gipson Institute expects to award one fellowship annually to a PhD candidate enrolled at Lehigh University for dissertation research and writing in any field of eighteenth-century studies. The fellowship is for one academic year and includes a stipend of approximately $21,200. 

The Gipson Institute also funds faculty and student:


The Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative has issued a call for papers for Lehigh's Digital Humanities conference in April 2018. The deadline to apply is November 15.

This is the culmination of the three-year Mellon grant in digital humanities that partially originated in our History Department and has supported several of our faculty and students' work. For more information, visit