Visiting Fellows and Travel Grant Recipients: 2014 - 2015


Sophie Coulombeau, University of York, John Trusler’s Memoirs

Leigh-Michil George, UCLA, Comical Consciousness: Caricature and the Novel, 1726-1837

Claire Grogan, Bishop’s University, The Role of Political Caricature in Britain during the 1790s

Jordan Howell, University of Delaware, Book Abridgment in Eighteenth-Century England; Lewis Walpole Library and Beinecke Library Fellow 

Nicholas J.S. Knowles, Independent Scholar, A Catalogue Raisonné of Rowlandson’s Prints

Cody Lass, Texas Tech University, Being British in America: The Seven Years War and Colonial Identity

J. Vanessa Lyon, Grinnell College, Catholic Tastes: Religion, Foreignness, and the Birth of Gothic Visual Culture in England, 1715 1790; Roger W. Eddy Fellow 

Heather McPherson, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Speculum Mundi: Caricature and the Stage; LWL-ASECS Fellow,

Tim Pye, British Library, The Library of Thomas Tyrwhitt

Matthew Sangster, British Library, Antiquarian Networks and the Meanings of Literature in the Eighteenth Century; Charles J. Cole Fellow 

Paris A. Spies-Gans, Princeton University, Creativity through Conflict: How Female Artists Navigated the Age of Revolution; George B. Cooper Fellow  

Edward Vallance, Roehampton University, Mark Noble, the Sentimental Loyalist

Jane Wessel, University of Delaware, Property, Originality, and Performance: The Condition of Authorship on the Eighteenth-Century Stage

Travel Grants

Colin B. Burke, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Information Challenges of the American Intelligence Agencies

Silvia Davoli, Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s Collection at Strawberry Hill

Thomas N. McGeary, Independent Scholar, Music and the Grand Tour

Terry F. Robinson, University of Toronto, A History of Nobody: A Graphic and Literary Record of Being and Non-Being, 1700-1900

David Worrall, Nottingham Trent University, The Strawberry Hill Private Theatricals of 1800 and 1801

Yale Graduate Student Summer Fellows

Justin Brooks, History Department, Changes in the British Government’s Policies Toward the Native Communities of Its Empire in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Heather Vermeulen, African-American Studies, The (Mis)management of Bodies and Borders in the British West Indies


Charles A. Ryskamp Travel Grant for Yale Seniors

Tiraana Bains, History Department,  Inter-racial Intimacies: The Evolution of British Attitudes towards Mixed Relationships in the Bengal Presidency, 1764-1793

Mikko Salovaara, East Asian Studies and Economics Departments, Transfers Between Eighteenth-Century English and Chinese Gardens