History Colorado is seeking three individuals for the third annualWomen’s History Fall Fellowship at the Center for Colorado Women’sHistory at the Byers-Evans House Museum in Denver. Selected fellows will complete their work between Sept. 1 through Dec. 1, 2020.
History Colorado is the state agency leading the Women’s Vote Centennial commemoration, collaborating with museums, libraries, clubs, schools, arts organizations and individuals in communities around the state to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which removed sex as a barrier to voting rights in the United States.
Scholars, activists, artists, writers and musicians who are engaged in thegeneration and collection of knowledge are invited to submit proposals. The work of the fellowship will help inform the understanding of womenin Colorado’s history, speci cally through the interdisciplinary lens and methodologies of women’s studies, gender studies, and/or race andethnic studies.
Past Women’s History Fellows have included Denver artist Adri Norris of Afro Triangle Designs and National Book Award Finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine.
“Our past Women’s History Fellows have been instrumental in shaping how we tell the diverse stories of women in Colorado and the West,” said Center for Colorado Women’s History director Jillian Allison. “They have helped us reach new audiences by expanding the media through which wemake women’s history available.”
Participants will help to inform the narrative of women’s history at Byers-Evans House Museum and contribute to the greater understandingof the history of women in Colorado. Successful candidates will be willingto engage in museum and community events such as exhibits, arts projects, programs, and collaborations with other History Colorado properties
Fellows will have workspace provided at the Byers Evans House Museum and receive a stipend of $5,000. Applications must include a cover
letter, 1,500-word proposal detailing the study, research, or project, that will inform the greater understanding of women in Colorado’s history, Curriculum Vitae, and three recommendation letters.
Applications are due March 31.
Learn more about the fellowship and how to apply at h-co.org/ womensfellowship or by emailing Jillian Allison at jillian.allison@ state.co.us.