This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects examine the powerful influence artists can have, affecting the lives of others and the culture at large well beyond the page, the stage, or the recording studio.
News From the Center
The NHC is pleased to welcome twenty-two undergraduates who have been selected for the Center’s National Humanities Leadership Council. Nominated by faculty from colleges and universities across the country, these students will receive professional development and mentoring from leading scholars and other humanities professionals as well as research support, opportunities for networking, and access to NHC programming and expertise.
This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects consider the sometimes tenuous relationship between what we perceive and what we believe—about ourselves and the world around us.
The Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center has elected three new members: entrepreneur Margo Drakos, broadcast journalist David Folkenflik, and author Héctor Tobar.
This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects consider the ways that powerful images are created, displayed, and deployed in service to larger ideas—social, political, and philosophical.
This month, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects examine the ways that Black Americans, especially women, have shared their experiences and perspectives across creative genres and, in so doing, challenged the ways that we think about music, fiction, and art.
In an effort to address historical inequities in research support for faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the National Humanities Center has partnered with the UNCF/Mellon Programs as well as dedicated a portion of its endowment to make residential fellowship opportunities available to HBCU scholars.
National Humanities Center Partners with Geiss Hsu Foundation to Support Scholarly Work on Early Modern China
The NHC has received an award from the James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation to support a scholar working on a topic involving Early Modern China in each of the next three academic years, beginning in 2023–24. The award will help fund a residential fellowship at the Center for selected scholars to pursue book-length projects. They will join a cohort of 30–40 other humanities scholars from across disciplines working on a wide range of topics as part of the Center’s robust intellectual community.
This month, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 whose work explores how we should go about living fuller lives and creating communities dedicated to justice for everyone.
This month, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the ways that commerce engages with and helps shape national character.