Call for Applicants for Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps

Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps Using records, maps and photographs from the Vanderbilt Special Collections and other historic Nashville collections, two Buchanan Library Fellows will create Storymap projects: interactive, GIS-based visual tools that combine information on many individual locations into a single visual product, telling the exciting stories… Keep reading

Climate Fiction Exhibit Reception Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m.

Join Buchanan Library Fellows Amelia Day, Hope Graham, Farrah Hasan, Rae Larrinaga, Chandler Quaile and Julia Tilton this Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in Central Library 2nd Floor Gallery for the opening of their exhibit Home Sapiens: Finding Belonging in Climate Fiction. Humans are “home-sapiens.” Humanity’s need for belonging is fulfilled by a sense… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Maymester Fellowship: Gateway to Traditional Chinese Monuments: Data Curation and Web Development for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Call for applicants for Maymester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Gateway to Traditional Chinese Monuments: Data Curation and Web Development for Cultural Heritage Preservation This Buchanan Library Fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients will help faculty to develop data for Architectura Sinica, a Chinese architectural history dynamic site archive and architectural thesaurus. Fellows… Keep reading

Building a University: Vanderbilt’s Second Decade, 1885-1895

As a part of the Fall 2021 Buchanan Library Fellowship Building a University: Vanderbilt’s Second Decade, 1885-1895 undergraduate fellows examined historically significant university documents in the Special Collections Library and placed them in context with the university’s and the nation’s history, while learning how to interpret primary sources for an exhibit in the Central Library…. Keep reading

New Exhibit Examines Historic Challenges of the Executive Branch

As a part of the Fall 2021 Buchanan Library Fellowship The American Presidency: Challenges of the Executive Branch undergraduate fellows explored the opportunities and challenges of the American Executive Branch. Fellows selected books, manuscripts, government publications, and news broadcasts from the Vanderbilt libraries collections to uncover historic decisions and dilemmas of the federal government’s executive… Keep reading

Spring Semester Buchanan Library Fellowships still taking applications

Spring Buchanan Library Fellowships are still taking applications.  The Buchanan Library Fellowship program provides immersive learning experiences that develop career-ready skills and support lifelong learning in undergraduate students. Fellows work in multidisciplinary cohorts on tactical projects for Vanderbilt libraries over the course of a semester to make library collections more accessible or shed new light… Keep reading

New Spring 2022 Buchanan Library Fellowship: Tsuguharu Foujita and the Art of the Cat Exhibition

New Spring 2022 Buchanan Library Fellowship: Tsuguharu Foujita and the Art of the Cat Exhibition If you like researching art, enjoy cats, and want to learn about curatorial work, join the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery staff to work on an exhibition opening in summer 2022 on the artist Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968.) As a curatorial assistant,… Keep reading

New Spring Buchanan Library Fellowship: Archives and Storytelling: Exploring the Life of Dizzy Gillespie through Photographs

Archives and Storytelling: Exploring the Life of Dizzy Gillespie through Photographs Vanderbilt’s Special Collections recently received the John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie collection which includes a wealth of photographs and snapshots that document the musical activities of this iconic figure in jazz history. Fellows will work to identify Gillespie’s associates in the photos and then build… Keep reading

Call for applicants for Spring Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Exploring Disinformation in Media and Society

Exploring Disinformation in Media and Society From the 2016 presidential election to contemporary conspiracy theories related to the pandemic and politics, much attention has been paid to the role of social media in the rapid spread of disinformation. What exactly is disinformation, though? Is this a new phenomenon, or is it deeply embedded in power… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Spring Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Exploring British Periodicals

Modalities of Textual Analysis: Exploring British Periodicals How can you identify and explore patterns across millions of documents? In this fellowship, Buchanan Library Fellows will learn state-of-the-art techniques for text mining at scale. Fellows will join an ongoing research project to analyze constellations of information in ProQuest’s British Periodicals Collections. Depending on interest, Fellows will… Keep reading