Chicago, IL – The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the 2011 – 2012 Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum for the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 academic terms. A stipend of $1,000 to $1,500 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M. The amount of the award will be dependent on the scope of the proposed project. A $500 travel allowance and up to four weeknight accommodations will also be provided to the recipient.
The award is available to three types of scholars:
1) Scholars with academic appointments
2) Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD
3) Independent scholars with an established research agenda
The LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution’s mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture. Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.
For more information and to apply:
Applications for the program must be postmarked by March 15th, 2011. For information on how to apply, please visit the program’s website.
About Leather Archives & Museum
The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to leather and alternative sexual communities. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter.
For more information about the LA&M, please visit www.leatherarchives.org.
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