Mosse-Friends of the UW Libraries Fellowship

I’d like to emphasize just how crucial this fellowship was to my book-in-progress. Research budgets ... are sharply shrinking, and I returned home with the archival bedrock of what I hope will be an important study of a remarkable woman. I’m hugely grateful to the George L. Mosse Program in History and the Friends of the University of Wisconsin Library.

Professor David Milne, 2019 Mosse-Friends Fellow

The George L. Mosse Program partners with the Friends of University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries to offer a fellowship for scholars whose research requires access to campus resources. The application is available here and requires:

  1. Our online application
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. An Abstract or Summary (not to exceed one page) of your proposed research project.  Include the libraries and collections you plan to use and why it is important for you to do your research at UW-Madison.
  4. The two references (listed on the application) must send their letters of support directly to the Friends office.

All supporting documents must be received by December 31 in order for the application to be considered.

Documents may be emailed to the; faxed to 608-265-2754 or sent via US mail to Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, 330H Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI, 53706.

Additional Information

The US Visa Waiver program will be used for researchers coming from Visa Waiver eligible countries. For a list of eligible countries and information on the program, go here.

All other researchers will come in under a J-1 Visa. For more information on this program, go here.


Friends of UW Libraries

My stay in Madison has indeed been extraordinary and rewarding for more than one reason, both from a scholarly perspective and from a personal point of view. Apart from the excellent facilities and collections which, as mentioned above, I was able to peruse, I cannot describe how warm and generous was the welcoming of all the Friends of the UW-Madison Library.

Moreover, the community of scholars of Madison has been incredibly generous with me, both with their time and advice, especially John Tortorice and Stanley Payne. The privilege I had of talking with them, the suggestions they were able to share with me about the collections and about my researches more in general, and their great kindness in sharing with me also their knowledge of Wisconsin and of the UW itself have been invaluable. For all these reasons, I firmly believe my stay in Madison has been crucial for my research.

– Donatello Aramini, 2011

2023.05.23 - Norman Domeier lecture
2023.05.23 – Norman Domeier talk, “World Conquest and Genocides: Hitler’s Secret 1939 Speech Transcript and the Wisconsin Historical Society”
2020.02.06 - David Milne talk "Sigrid Schultz: Investigative Reporter who Predicted WWII"
2020.02.06 – David Milne talk “Sigrid Schultz: Investigative Reporter who Predicted WWII”

Former Fellowship Recipients:

2024 Eliana Chavkin, “’The Monument Does Not Remember’: America’s World War I Memorials and the Struggle to Create History from Memory”

2023 Norman Domeier, “The American Journalists in Nazi Germany”

2020 Donatello Aramini, “Nationalists and Fascists in Interwar Italy: A Study on Right-Wing Radicalism and the Processes of Hybridization and Fascistization”

2020 Stefania Ragaù, “Nationalist Humanism, ‘Nationalhumanismus,’ after George L. Mosse”

2019 David Milne, “Sigrid Schultz: Investigative Reporter who Predicted World War II”

2014 Laura Ciglioni, “The City of Rome in American Public Discourse”

2014 Lucia Pozzi, “Italian Fascism, the Church, and Sexual Morality”

2014 Giovanni Ceci, “Debates on the Meaning of Fascist Culture”

2012 Paolo Acanfora, “George L. Mosse’s Analysis of Parliamentary Democracy in Twentieth-Century Europe”

2011 Donatello Aramini, “George L. Mosse and the Historiography of Nationalist Ideology”

2010 Erica Moretti, “Maria Montessori and Fascist Education”

2010 Sabine Pavone, “Jesuit Practices in India, in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century”

2010 Ermanno Taviani, “Italian Racial Laws and Mass Communication”

2009 Michela Catto, “Jesuits in China: Syncretism and Accommodation”

2008 Alessandra Tarquini, “Giovanni Gentile and the Fascist Racial Laws in the English-Speaking World”

2007 Lorenzo Benadusi, “The Image of the Soldier: Militarism, Masculinity and Nation from the First to the Second World War”

2007 Ilaria Pavan, “A History of Fascist Racism and Antisemitism, 1919-1945”

2006 Antonella Barzazi, “Books, Libraries, and Culture in Venice between the Counter-Reformation and the Enlightenment”

2006 Elena Brambilla, “A Practical History of Tolerance: The Administration of the Sacraments in Western Europe (1550-1800)”

2005 Elena Bonora, “In spiritu lenitatis: The Debate on Religious Concessions and the European Politics of Pope Pius IV (1560-1565)”

2005 Giorgio Caravale, “An Italian Heretic in Paris: Francesco Pucci and French Political Culture at the End of the 16th Century”

2005 Luca La Rovere, “The Italian Left and the Jewish Question in Italy and Germany”

2005 Silvia Maria Mantini, “Society and Culture in Seventeenth Century Spanish Italy”

2005 Karel Plessini, “An Intellectual Biography of George L. Mosse”

2002 Tamar Herzig, “Witches, Mystics and Heretics in Sixteenth-Century Europe”

2002 Stefania Pastore, “The Life of Agostino Boasio”