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Fellows for 2010-11
News Release Date: May 4, 2010
Research Triangle Park, N.C. The National Humanities Center announces the appointment of 36 Fellows for the academic year 2010-11. These leading scholars will come to the Center from the faculties of 19 colleges and universities in 17 states and from 7 institutions in 6 other nations—Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Portugal, and The United Kingdom. Chosen from 442 applicants, they represent more than 20 fields of humanistic scholarship, including history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, art history, Asian studies, classics, Islamic studies, Judaic studies, and musicology. Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
These newly appointed Fellows will constitute the thirty-third class of resident scholars to be admitted since the Center opened in 1978. Geoffrey Harpham, Director of the National Humanities Center, said, "I look forward to welcoming the Fellows of 2010-11 and to learning from them. They represent an exciting range of studies in the humanities."
The National Humanities Center will award nearly $1,300,000 in individual fellowship grants to enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the Center. This funding is made possible by the Center's endowment, by grants from the Florence Gould Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by contributions from alumni of the Center.
The National Humanities Center, located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, is a privately incorporated independent institute for advanced study in the humanities. Since 1978 the Center has awarded fellowships to scholars in the humanities, whose work at the Center has resulted in the publication of more than 1,200 books in all fields of humanistic study. The Center also sponsors programs to strengthen the teaching of the humanities in secondary and higher education.