Scholarly Programs

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.

National Humanities Center Announces 2022–23 Fellows

The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the appointment of 33 Fellows for the academic year 2022–23. These leading scholars will come to the Center from universities and colleges in 16 U.S. states as well as Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Africa. Chosen from 592 applicants, 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.

Scholar-to-Scholar Talk: Nancy MacLean, “The Pre-History—and Likely Sequels—of the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol”

The attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was the most violent assault on democracy in modern American history, with three rings of activity: a large outer circle of avid supporters who believed the Big Lie, a smaller number of resolute white-power radicals, and a suited inner circle that strategized to overthrow the election, exploiting federalism to achieve its ends. In this virtual event, Nancy MacLean (NHC Fellow, 2008–09; 2021–22) explains how each of these three elements is the product of decades of intentional cultivation.