The School of Historical Studies is pleased to announce the John Elliott Membership, offered for the first time in the 2016-17 academic year. The first recipient of this membership is Fabien Montcher who arrived at the Institute in September 2016. The John Elliott Membership has been made possible thanks to sponsorship from the Center for Spain in America. It is anticipated that one scholar will be named each year as the John Ellliott Member. Scholars pursuing research in the history and culture of Early Modern Spain are encouraged to apply. Selection for the John Elliott Membership will be handled through the School's membership competition, for which the next application deadline is November 1st, 2016 for participation during the academic year 2017-2018. Full details about the membership competition can be found on the web page at: https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement.