Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Period of Performance

1/1/2018 - 8/31/2025

Funding Totals

$318,854.00 (approved)
$318,854.00 (awarded)

Long-Term Research Fellowships at The Huntington Library

FAIN: RA-254179-17

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, CA 91108-1299)
Steve Hindle (Project Director: August 2016 to March 2023)
Susan Juster (Project Director: March 2023 to present)

24 months of stipend support (2-3 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is pleased to request the National Endowment for the Humanities to renew its support. This request does not represent an increase in funding over the previous NEH award. (edited by NEH staff)

Associated Products

Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast (Book)
Title: Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast
Author: Marjoleine Kars
Abstract: On Sunday, February 27, 1763, thousands of slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice—in present-day Guyana—launched a massive rebellion that came amazingly close to succeeding. Surrounded by jungle and savannah, the revolutionaries (many of them African-born) and Europeans struck and parried for an entire year. In the end, the Dutch prevailed because of one unique advantage—their ability to get soldiers and supplies from neighboring colonies and from Europe. Blood on the River is the explosive story of this little-known revolution, one that almost changed the face of the Americas. Drawing on nine hundred interrogation transcripts collected by the Dutch when the Berbice rebellion finally collapsed, and which were subsequently buried in Dutch archives, historian Marjoleine Kars reconstructs an extraordinarily rich day-by-day account of this pivotal event. Blood on the River provides a rare in-depth look at the political vision of enslaved people at the dawn of the Age of Revolution and introduces us to a set of real characters, vividly drawn against the exotic tableau of a riverine world of plantations, rainforest, and Carib allies who controlled a vast South American hinterland. An astonishing original work of history, Blood on the River will change our understanding of revolutions, slavery, and of the story of freedom in the New World.
Year: 2020
Publisher: The New Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-1-62097-45


Cundill History Prize
Date: 12/2/2021
Organization: McGill University

Frederick Douglass Book Prize
Date: 11/24/2021
Organization: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Best Books of the Year List
Date: 12/31/2020
Organization: NPR

A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community (Book)
Title: A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community
Author: Natalia Molina
Abstract: The hidden history of the Nayarit, a neighborhood restaurant that nourished its community of Mexican immigrants with a sense of belonging as they made their own places in Los Angeles. In 1951, Doña Natalia Barraza opened the Nayarit, a Mexican restaurant in Echo Park, Los Angeles. With A Place at the Nayarit, historian Natalia Molina traces the life’s work of her grandmother, remembered by all who knew her as Doña Natalia–a generous, reserved, and extraordinarily capable woman. Doña Natalia immigrated alone from Mexico to L.A., adopted two children, and ran a successful business. She also sponsored, housed, and employed dozens of other immigrants, encouraging them to lay claim to a city long characterized by anti-Latinx racism. Together, the employees and customers of the Nayarit maintained ties to their old homes while providing one another safety and support. The Nayarit was much more than a popular eating spot: it was an urban anchor for a robust community, a gathering space where ethnic Mexican workers and customers connected with their patria chica (their “small country”). That meant connecting with distinctive tastes, with one another, and with the city they now called home. These people's stories illuminate the many facets of the immigrant experience: immigrants' complex networks of family and community and the small but essential pleasures of daily life, as well as cross-currents of gender and sexuality and pressures of racism and segregation. The Nayarit was a local landmark, popular with both Hollywood stars and restaurant workers from across the city and beloved for its fresh, traditionally prepared Mexican food. But as Molina argues, it was also, and most importantly, a place where ethnic Mexicans and other Latinx L.A. residents could step into the fullness of their lives, nourishing themselves and one another. A Place at the Nayarit is a stirring exploration of how racialized minorities create a sense of belonging.
Year: 2022
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Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520385481