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.
In this issue, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring how forms of personal and public expression have been used to create touchpoints that allow us to situate ourselves within the context of the world around us.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the ways that religious thinking and practice have been interwoven in the fabric of our societies.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring science and technology across cultures and regional boundaries.
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.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the lived experiences of Africans and those of African descent in settings around the world.