Press Release

29 September 2014

Dr Nick Witham, Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University, has been chosen to receive a Library of Congress Fellowship.

Only 25 Library of Congress Fellowships are awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s International Placement Scheme each year. They provide funded fellowships at some of the world’s leading research institutions, offering dedicated access to their globally renowned collections, resources and expertise. This opportunity enables postgraduate students and early career researchers to enrich their research, understandings and connections, with privileges unavailable to independent visiting scholars.  

This fellowship will enhance Dr Witham’s History and American Studies research: Between Cold War and Civil Rights: Popular American Historical Writing, 1947-1980.   

The Library of Congress is America’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. It occupies buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, and includes 158 million items in its collections.

International Placement Scheme fellows at the Library of Congress will be part of a cohort of international fellows with opportunities to take part in conferences, symposia, special lectures, present work to peers and mentors, and network and forge international contacts and collaborations.

Notes to Editor

  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please go to:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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