The Thomas Tunno Forbes Fellowship

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Looking up Boylston Street  past MIT on Copley Squares east side toward Harvard Medical School (opposite the New Old South Church) on the square's western side. Both anchored Boston's academic center for nearly a quarter of a century.

At the core of BBHs mission is the encouragement of new work of scholarly importance in the field of Boston / New England studies.

Thus the Thomas Tunno Forbes Fellow—whose name honors a distinguished China Trade ancestor of H. A. Crosby Forbes—is annually allotted a stipend of $1500 in expectation of a major public lecture. The first Forbes Fellow was historian Mark Jarzombek, Professor in History and Theory of Architecture at MIT. The 2009 Forbes Fellow was Kim David Markert, Project Architect at Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott; the third, Albert Tannler, Director of Historical Collections, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. The 2010 Forbes Fellow, Michael Jones, is a New Jersey-born, Rutgers and Boston College-trained independent scholar and retired educator. Jones is the author of a study of the Phillips Brooks Memorial in Copley Square.

For links to Mr. Markert's lecture on Nathaniel Saltonstall, Boston modernist and Institute of Contemporary Art founder, and to Mr. Tannler's talk on Boston stained glass artist Charles Connick, click on eScholarship.


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