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The Eadington Fellowships program, sponsored by the Center for Gaming Research in Special Collections, funds scholarly research into our collections on gaming and Las Vegas. Fellows conduct research, present a public talk, and write a brief paper that becomes part of the Center's Occasional Papers series. Application information, as well as links to podcasts of the public talks and the papers can be found on the Center for Gaming Research web site. 

2021-22 Eadington Fellows

Residency: May 16-27, 2022

"'Family-Style' Burlesque and Women as Spectators"

May 27, 2022 - 3pm Armargosa Room, Lied Library

Dissertation research on the urban landscapes & histories of Chicago & Las Vegas during the twentieth century, through the lives & labors of dancers, choreographers, and impresarios in two important cosmopolitan spaces: The Edgewater Beach Hotel (1916-1971; a resort hotel) & The Dunes Hotel

  • Gary Ettari, Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina Asheville   

Residency: July 1-14, 2022

"Menus, Theater, and The Marketplace: The History and Aesthetics of Food in Las Vegas"

July 14, 2022 - 3pm Goldfield Room, Lied Library

Research on his book manuscript From the Northern Club to Hell’s Kitchen: A Foodway's History of Las Vegas

Dana Herrera and Cynthia Van Gilder from St Mary's College of California smile for camera.
Dana Herrera and Cynthia Van Gilder from St Mary's College of California were our first Eadington Fellow research team during their January 2018 residence in Special Collections and Archives.