The National Humanities Center has announced the appointment of Anthony E. Kaye as Vice President for Scholarly Programs, effective July 1, 2016.
Kaye, who was selected after an extensive national search, is currently the Robert F. and Margaret Goheen Fellow at the Center, completing a book project entitled Taking Canaan: Rethinking the Nat Turner Revolt. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1999 and has been a member of the History department at Pennsylvania State University since 2002. He has published widely on Atlantic slavery, the African diaspora, and emancipation and has served as associate editor of the scholarly journal, The Journal of the Civil War Era.
Robert D. Newman, President and Director of the National Humanities Center, pointed to Kaye’s vision and energy as qualities that distinguished him to the selection committee, “Tony has a wonderful sense not only of what the Center means to scholars and their research but also an appreciation for the possibilities generated by its intellectual community.”
“The opportunity to oversee the Center’s fellowship program and shepherd its scholarly efforts are exciting,” said Kaye. “I look forward to building on the work of my predecessors who’ve helped establish the Center’s international reputation for excellence.”
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