Dr Edward Wilson-Lee Awarded Leverhulme Fellowship for 2016/17

Image credit: Hernando Colón, Biblioteca Colombina, Sevilla http://www.icolombina.es/colombina/
Image credit: Hernando Colón, Biblioteca Colombina, Sevilla http://www.icolombina.es/colombina/

Dr Edward Wilson-Lee has been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship for 2016/2017 to work on his next project: The Life and Library of Columbus’ Bastard Son.

Hernando Colón, son of Columbus the explorer, was the collector of the first great library of the print age, the core of which survives today as the Biblioteca Colombina within Seville cathedral.

The project is a collaboration between the Centre for Material Texts, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, and Grupo Hum 383 of the University of Granada (Translation and Literature). A pilot stage of this project was the recipient in 2013 of a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant

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