National Humanities Center Names Fellows for 2014-15

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News Release Date: April 15, 2014


Research Triangle Park, N.C.  The National Humanities Center announces the appointment of 41 Fellows for the academic year 2014-15. These leading scholars will come to the Center from 16 states, Canada, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Chosen from 362 applicants, they represent humanistic scholarship in anthropology, art history, classics and archaeology, communications studies, history, law, literature, political science, philosophy, 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-seventh 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 2014-15. They are a distinguished group of scholars whose work represents the latest thinking in the humanities; it's a privilege for the Center to support their research."

The National Humanities Center will award $1,600,000 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 Henry Luce Foundation and 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 1,300 scholars in the humanities, whose work at the Center has resulted in the publication of more than 1,500 books in all fields of humanistic study. The Center also sponsors programs to strengthen the teaching of the humanities in secondary and higher education.

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