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Sean Trainor awarded two fellowships

Congratulations to Sean Trainor, who was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Short-Term Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Sean was also recently awarded the John S. McIlhenny Library Research Fellowship at Louisiana State University to support research in the Hill Memorial Library's Special Collections. In July, Sean will be presenting a paper entitled “Fair Bosom/Black Beard: Hirsute Femininity, Male Desire, and the Strange Career of Josephine Clofullia, ‘Bearded Lady,’” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) in Baltimore for which he was awarded the SHEAR Travel Grant.

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