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The Munby Fellowship was founded in memory of the late Alan Noel Latimer Munby, a greatly respected scholar in the field of bibliography, especially in the history of the book trade and of book-collecting. Munby was Librarian of King’s College (1947–74), a Syndic of Cambridge University Library, and gave generously of his time and expertise to all who asked for his advice and help in pursuit of their researches. 

The object of the Munby Fellowship is to continue his work by sponsoring bibliographical research based in the first instance on the collections of the libraries of Cambridge, and likely to be of benefit also, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. Within that general framework there are no restrictions on the choice of research subject which may concern printed or manuscript material, in any language.

The current Munby Fellow (2018–19) is Dr Gill Partington, working on moveable books.

Image: Alan Noel Latimer ‘Tim’ Munby, taken by A. C. Barrington Brown (Coll Photo 329, King’s College Library, Cambridge).

Munby Application details

The Fellowship is normally advertised each summer for a post beginning in October the following year. Election to the Fellowship is normally made by early January of the year of the date of commencement of the Fellowship. There are no interviews.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019–2020 Munby Fellowship. The closing date is Monday 12 November 2018. Please see http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18924/ for further information and how to apply.