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News Release Date: April 19, 2013
Research Triangle Park, N.C. The National Humanities Center announces the appointment of 36 Fellows for the academic year 2013-14. These leading scholars will come to the Center from 13 states and the District of Columbia, and also from Canada, France, and Russia. Chosen from 433 applicants, they represent humanistic scholarship in history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, art history, classics, musicology, and religion. 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-sixth 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 2013-14. They are an exceptional group with a fascinating array of scholarly interests that should make for a stimulating year at the Center."
The National Humanities Center will award more than $1,500,000 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 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by contributions from alumni and friends 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 more than 1,200 scholars in the humanities, whose work at the Center has resulted in the publication of more than 1,400 books in all fields of humanistic study. The Center also sponsors programs to strengthen the teaching of the humanities in secondary and higher education.