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AA-284562-22Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and UniversitiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaImages Out of Time: Visual and Material Culture in a Digital Age7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025$149,968.00VanessaRuthSchwartz   University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA90089-0012USA2021History, Criticism, and Theory of the ArtsHumanities Initiatives at Colleges and UniversitiesEducation Programs14996801499680

A three-year project creating an undergraduate curriculum in visual studies.

"Images Out of Time" is a new humanities curriculum developed in partnership with the Visual Studies Research Institute and Thematic Option Program in General Education at USC. This three-year project brings together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to study visual and material culture in periods of rapid cultural change and social upheaval. Monuments to unjust pasts; icons manifesting gods; ancient ruins in modern structures; old images restored by new technology: these images challenge linear historical narratives. Understanding how they pass through time helps us find our place between past and future. Our project enhances the humanities at USC through undergraduate courses and internships, object-based learning site visits, graduate training and mentorship, and public programming. Activities will intersect art history, religion, literature, history, and anthropology, and bridge divisions of premodern and modern, as well as European, Atlantic, and Pacific spheres.

AC-284513-22Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsWest Texas A & M UniversityForgotten Frontera: The Mexican American Southern Plains2/1/2022 - 1/31/2025$148,728.00Alex HuntKatelyn DenneyWest Texas A & M UniversityCanyonTX79016-0001USA2021Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsEducation Programs14872801487280

A curricular and co-curricular enrichment initiative focused on the cultural and historical roles of Mexican Americans in the Southern Plains region.  

The Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) at WTAMU undertakes “Forgotten Frontera: The Mexican American Southern Plains” to preserve cultural heritage and to further teaching/learning in the humanities, including Spanish language and culture, through curricular innovation, faculty development, and community outreach. To build strength in humanities through HSI status, the project emphasizes a marginalized ethnic regional history and the under-appreciated importance of that group’s contribution to regional culture. Visiting scholars will address annual topics of “The Llaneros,” “Mexicanidad,” and “Becoming Mexican American.” WTAMU faculty will develop and offer thematically aligned humanities and language courses each year. Working between the university, its museum, and the community, CSAW will oversee curricular development, discussion of HSI best practices, delivery of new research, and student internships.

BH-267105-19Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsOld Dominion University Research FoundationThe Long Road from Brown: School Desegregation in Virginia10/1/2019 - 12/31/2022$204,729.00Yonghee SuhBrianJ.DaugherityOld Dominion University Research FoundationNorfolkVA23508-0369USA2019U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs20472902041190

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on school desegregation in Virginia.

This project offers two one week long workshops on the topic of school desegregation in Virginia. Participants include 72 Grade 6-12 social studies/history teachers as a total. In these workshops, participants will visit significant historic sites associated with the topic, learn how to use primary sources in the archives and created their own curriculum on the topic. The first workshop will take place from July 12th through July 17th, 2020 and the second from July 26th through July 31st, 2020.

CH-20654-00Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsEncyclopaedia Iranica FoundationEncyclopedia Iranica.12/1/1998 - 7/31/2003$500,000.00EhsanO.Yarshater   Encyclopaedia Iranica FoundationNew YorkNY10027-6820USA2000Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000500000

Endowment for the completion of the Encyclopaedia Iranica and future projects.

CH-50421-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century12/1/2005 - 7/31/2011$240,000.00AnneW.Robertson   American Musicological Society, Inc.New YorkNY10012-1502USA2006Music History and CriticismChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs02400000240000

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

The American Musicological Society seeks an NEH challenge grant of $240,000, which with a 4:1 match will yield $1,200,000. These funds will endow four publication-related initiatives of the Society. The bulk of the funds ($900,000) will create a new subvention supporting the publication of first books by young scholars, whose work often represents the cutting edge of scholarly research, but whose careers are often at their most fragile or challenging point. The remainder will go primarily to existing publication subvention programs, supporting musicological books more generally ($125,000) as well as a monograph series sponsored by the Society ($100,000). These subventions aim to optimize the quality of the best scholarly books on music while keeping their prices affordable. Finally, we propose a new award for books on music in American culture ($50,000), a vital area of musical research that appeals to the broadest literary and musical public.

CH-50657-09Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAugustana UniversityStrengthening the Endowment of Augustana College's Center for Western Studies12/1/2006 - 7/31/2013$300,000.00HarryF.Thompson   Augustana UniversitySioux FallsSD57197-0001USA2008History, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs03000000300000

To Support: augmentation of the college's endowment for the support of the Center for Western Studies

Augustana College, a Christian liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America seeks a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to strengthen the Center for Western Studies' endowment. The Center is a department of the College with the mission of preserving and interpreting the history and cultures of the Northern Plains. As an archives, museum, academic publisher, and provider of educational programming and internships for the students and the campus, as well as the region, Augustana is seeking a $300,000 challenge grant matched by the College on a four-to-one basis for a total endowment campaign of $1,500,000. A successful campaign will increase the Center's endowment and provide dollars to support, enhance, and expand the Center's main program areas which include the Archives and Library Program, the Dakota Conference on Northern Plains, Educational Exhibits, the Publications Program, and the Building Fund.

DR-285047-22Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramCornell UniversityOpen Access Edition of Unfelt: The Language of Affect in the British Enlightenment by James Noggle12/1/2021 - 5/31/2023$5,500.00JaneFrancesBunker   Cornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2021British LiteratureFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Unfelt, written by NEH Fellow James Noggle (NEH grant number FB-57539-14), in an electronic open access format under the Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

EC-*1490-78Education Programs: Education Consultant GrantsLakeland CollegeConsultant Grant6/1/1978 - 8/30/1981$6,770.00Linda Bendix   Lakeland CollegeSheboyganWI53082-0359USA1978Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralEducation Consultant GrantsEducation Programs6770067700

Consultant will strengthen the approach to library education in lower level writing courses, develop an upper-level research unit which would be used in the Historiography course.

EH-*0683-75Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultyNewberry LibraryTraining Institute in Social and Political Historiography9/1/1975 - 12/31/1978$251,382.00Richard Jensen   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA1975History, GeneralInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs151382100000151382100000

To upgrade the teaching and research skills of scholars in the new social and political history by offering 3 intensive summer institutes in statistics, computerized data analysis, historical demography, political history, teaching methods and research design.

EH-256937-17Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultyUniversity of GeorgiaDigital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies10/1/2017 - 6/30/2019$131,290.00DavidZ.Saltz   University of GeorgiaAthensGA30602-0001USA2017Theater History and CriticismInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs1312900130417.420

A two-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty on the impact of digital technologies on performance and on theatre history.

This institute introduces college and university teachers to ways digital culture is transforming theatre and performance studies. The first week focuses on the impact of digital technologies on performance scholarship, and the second, on digital performance practices. Both weeks balance lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops. The project directors, David Saltz (UGA) and Sarah Bay-Cheng (Bowdoin College), are leading scholars in digital performance and historiography. They are joined by a visiting faculty consisting of twelve of the world?s foremost scholars and practitioners in digital humanities and performance, such as Philip Auslander (GA Tech), Peter Eckersall (CUNY), Derek Miller (Harvard), Kiri Miller (Brown), Ashley Ferro-Murray (Rensselaer) and Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello (Troika Ranch). HowlRound, a Boston-based online theatre commons, will livestream video and provide a platform for people around the world to engage with the institute?s faculty and participants.

EH-288124-22Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultyPig Iron Theatre CompanyPreserving and Transmitting American Ensemble-Based Devised Theatre10/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$157,998.00GabrielQuinnBauriedelAllenJ.KuharskiPig Iron Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaPA19122-3859USA2022Theater History and CriticismInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs15799801579980

A two-week residential institute for 25 higher education faculty focused on the study of ensemble-based devised theater and its impact.

Devised theatre is a highly collaborative but uniquely fragile art form that has existed for generations in communities across the United States. Despite its proliferation as a professional and educational training practice, it suffers from limited scholarship, criticism, and academic study. The Institute will address that misalignment with a deep critical examination of company-based devised theatre, past and present. This two-week, residential Institute will foster new collaborations among working artists, conservatory faculty, college and university professors of theatre and performance studies and their students, resulting in improved preservation, innovations in teaching methods, and heightened cultural awareness relating to American ensemble-based devised theatre and its impact over time.

ES-50571-14Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of South CarolinaAmerica's Reconstruction: The Untold Story10/1/2014 - 12/31/2015$203,897.00JosephBrentMorris   University of South CarolinaColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2014U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs2038970196212.550

A three-week institute for thirty school teachers on the history of Reconstruction and its aftermath in South Carolina, Georgia, and the Sea Islands.

This three-week institute will bring (30) k-12 teachers together from across the country to learn more about one of the most neglected and misunderstood periods in our nation’s history, and how that history has been shaped by episodes emerging from the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. History will be interspersed with literature, and visual essays to demonstrate and provide a rich interdisciplinary experience. Three broad topics over the course of the institute will include: A prelude to Reconstruction, Reconstruction and its Aftermath, and Historical Memory and the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Each topic will cover significant issues, critical episodes, and turning points in American history. The actions and writings of key individuals and their impact on Reconstruction will also be examined.

FA-009579-79Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersJacob LassnerArabic Historiography and the Legitimization of Power: Stud-ies in the Post-Revolutionary Propaganda of the 'Abbasids8/1/1979 - 8/1/1980$14,247.00Jacob Lassner   Wayne State UniversityDetroitMI48201-1347USA1979Social Sciences, GeneralFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs142470142470

No project description available

FA-11084-75Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersGerald L. GeisonPasteur Revalued: His Work and Career in the Light of Modern Historiography7/1/1975 - 7/31/1976$20,000.00GeraldL.Geison   Princeton UniversityPrincetonNJ08540-5228USA1975History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs200000200000

To study the manuscripts of Louis Pasteur as part of a reexamination of his work and career. A paper arguing against the standard view that Pasteur's work on spontaneous generation was divorced from the socio-political implications of the issue, and four other essays will serve as the nucleus of a hook of essays about Pasteur.

FA-11166-75Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersDon E. FehrenbacherAbraham Lincoln in the Presidency9/1/1975 - 8/31/1976$14,500.00DonE.Fehrenbacher   Stanford UniversityStanfordCA94305-2004USA1975U.S. HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs145000145000

To write a study of Abraham Lincoln as President, cjombining biography, history and historiography in an examination of selected problems and themes, many of which have a continuing relevance in American life. A considerable part of the book, perhaps twenty percent, will be devoted to a study of the image of Lincoln in American scholarly and popular thought, with special attention to the past quarter-century. Besides the Image of Lincoln, other categories of investigation will be; Lincoln and the Coming of the War; the War Leader; Lincoln and the Constitutional System; the Lincoln Administration; Lincoln and^the Political System; Race and the Negro; the Weight of Responsibility.

FA-11578-76Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersYosef H. YerushalmiJewish Historiography and Attitudes to History in the Sixteenth Century7/1/1976 - 6/30/1977$15,167.00YosefH.Yerushalmi   Columbia UniversityNew YorkNY10027-7922USA1975History, OtherFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs151670151670

To complete research toward a projected three volume study of Jewish literature and historiography of the sixteenth century. Grantee is planning in this series a new annotated edition and first English translation of Ibn Verga's Shebet Yehudah, a companion volume of studies on the book in light of its Hispanic and Jewish backgrounds. Series will also provide a comprehensive history of sixteenth-century Jewish historiography and its relation to the messianic, apocalyptic, and mystical currents that arose in the wake of the Spanish expulsion of the Jews in 1492.

FA-12056-78Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersGeorg G. IggersA History of Western Historiography Since the Eighteenth Century9/1/1978 - 8/31/1979$18,517.00GeorgG.Iggers   SUNY Research Foundation, AlbanyAlbanyNY12222-0001USA1978European HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs185170185170

To continue work on an intellectual and social history of history as a discipline. The study will critically examine the changing logics, styles and theoretical presuppositions underlying historical inquiry since the 18th century and will take into account the broader institutional, intellectual, and political context within which historical studies have taken place.

FA-12212-78Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersEdward A. AlpersTrade and Transformation in Eastern Tanzania During the Nineteenth Century6/1/1978 - 6/30/1979$18,549.00EdwardA.Alpers   UCLA; Regents of the University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesCA90024-4201USA1978African HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs185490185490

This study will analyze the economic, social and political changes effected as a consequence of the incorporation of eastern Tanzania into the world capitalist system during the 19th century. Based on both oral and archival sources, it will fill a significant gap in the historiography of Tanzania and provide a test case for subsequent studies in surrounding regions of that country.

FA-232445-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersEric CalderwoodThe Memory of Al-Andalus and Spanish Colonialism in Morocco, 1859-19568/1/2016 - 7/31/2017$50,400.00Eric Calderwood   Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2015Comparative LiteratureFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

A book-length study on how Spanish and Moroccan writers used the history of al-Andalus (medieval Muslim Iberia) as a framework for understanding Spanish colonialism in Morocco (1859-1956).

My book explores how Spanish and Moroccan writers used the history of al-Andalus (medieval Muslim Iberia) as a framework for understanding Spanish colonialism in Morocco (1859-1956). During the colonial period, Spanish writers revived the historical memory of al-Andalus in order to justify Spain’s colonial projects in Morocco. Moroccan nationalists appropriated the Spanish celebration of al-Andalus and repurposed it as a tool of anti-colonial resistance. Thus, the Spanish insistence on Morocco’s Andalusian legacy, which had served as a justification for Spanish colonialism, sowed the seeds of the Moroccan national culture that would supplant colonial rule. My book illuminates the surprising intersections of Spanish colonial discourse and Moroccan nationalist discourse, and it also highlights how the historical memory of al-Andalus has been used to structure debates about Europe’s evolving relationship with the Muslim world.

FA-232866-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersYaron AyalonAutonomous and Integrated: Jewish Life in the Ottoman Empire8/1/2016 - 7/31/2017$50,400.00Yaron Ayalon   Ball State UniversityMuncieIN47306-1022USA2015Near and Middle Eastern HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

A book-length social history of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th through the 19th century, based on a study of Ottoman Jewish communities.

I am seeking NEH support in writing my second book. It will be a social history of the Ottoman Empire from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century explored through the prism of its Jewish communities and focusing on such issues such as leadership, taxation, literacy, charity, and inter-communal relations. The book will consider key and misunderstood questions in Ottoman Jewish historiography; further our understanding of Jewish-Muslim relations; and explore everyday life in the Ottoman Empire from new angles. It will be based mostly on primary sources from the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem and the Ottoman archives in Istanbul. I have already carried out most of the research and published some preliminary findings. I will complete a first draft of the entire manuscript during the fellowship year. The book will serve historians and students of the Middle East, Ottoman Empire, and Jewish-Muslim relations.

FA-233201-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersAndrea Florence BohlmanFragile Sound, Silent History: Music and Unofficial Media in Communist Poland1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017$50,400.00AndreaFlorenceBohlman   University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNC27599-1350USA2015Music History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Preparation of a monograph on the history of media and music in communist Poland, 1945 to 1990.

I will complete the research for a book project, Fragile Sound, Silent History: Music and Unofficial Media in Communist Poland. I argue that the precariousness of sound media in East Central Europe has contributed to the assumption of a logocentric--too often, silent--cultural history, obscuring a vibrant network of unofficial sound production and reproduction. In Poland, untrained recordists and engineers took recourse to sound media in order to critique top-down narratives, to disseminate music outside of the commercial market, and to commemorate traumatic historical events. The book is structured around three case studies: (1) reel-to-reel recordings in the 1950s, (2) homemade records in the 1960s and 70s, and (3) cassette tapes in the 1980s. In this first large-scale media history of East Central Europe, I reframe the discourse of Cold War music studies, now focused on ideological control and revolution, to a new historiography of music in everyday life under state socialism.

FA-233327-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersAndrew Barclay ChittickThe Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History, 200-600 CE7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018$50,400.00AndrewBarclayChittick   Eckerd CollegeSt. PetersburgFL33711-4744USA2015East Asian HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

The writing of a book-length history of the Jiankiang Empire in China, 200-600 CE.

This project studies the evolution of the ethnic identity of the Han Chinese by focusing on a vitally important period in its development, the early medieval era (200-600 CE) which followed the fall of the Han Empire. Using insights from critical Han studies as well as GIS-based spatial analysis, I will analyze the environmental, cultural, military, and political genesis of the Jiankang Empire, a southern successor to the Han Empire which was one of the great Asian empires of its time. Its history has been submerged by traditional historiography’s focus on the political and military history of northern China, and the emphasis on cultural and ethnic unity. The resulting book will demonstrate the contingency of the evolution of a Han Chinese ethnicity and polity, the very real prospect of alternative ethnogenesis in East Asia, and the significance of this development for Chinese, East Asian, and world history.

FA-25082-85Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersGeorg G. IggersHistory as a Scholarly Discipline in Germany 1760-19149/1/1985 - 8/31/1986$27,500.00GeorgG.Iggers   SUNY Research Foundation, Buffalo State CollegeBuffaloNY14222-1004USA1984European HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs275000275000

No project description available

FA-251394-17Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersStephen Vincent BittnerWine Production and Culture in Tsarist Russia9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018$50,400.00StephenVincentBittner   California State UniversityRohnert ParkCA94928-3609USA2016Russian HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

A book-length study on the wine economies and cultures of the Black Sea during Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.

"Whites and Reds: Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar" examines the two centuries of interaction between Russia and the wine economies and cultures of the Black Sea--Bessarabia (Moldova), Crimea, and Georgia. After the Russian Empire annexed these territories in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, wine became an increasingly important part of Russian and Soviet culture--as a luxury item, a mark of refinement, and an object of connoisseurship. Consequently, by the mid-1980s the Soviet Union was the world's fourth largest producer of wine, trailing only Spain, France, and Italy. "Whites and Reds" contributes to two of the most active arenas of debate in the historiography of Russia and the Soviet Union: studies of imperialism and consumption. I intend to use an NEH Fellowship to complete the research and writing of this untold and significant history.

FA-252548-17Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersLeslie ParisAmerican Children, Parents, and the State, 1960-19801/1/2017 - 12/31/2017$50,400.00Leslie Paris   University of British ColumbiaV6T 1Z1 V6T 1Z1Canada2016U.S. HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

A book-length study on children’s experiences and parenting during two decades of political and social change.

My book project explores why and how children figured so centrally both as icons and as historical actors amid the cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Both parenting and children’s experience were reconfigured in an era of political and social turbulence. During this period, challenges to traditional forms of authority took many forms. My work intervenes in the Americanist historiography by placing children, adolescents, and the adults who cared for them squarely at the center of this story instead of the margins to which they have generally been relegated. Using age as my central category of historical analysis, I explore the ways in which American children, their caretakers, and concerned policy-makers navigated an era of increasing options amid increasing rancor, and examine how these experiences differed across age and generational divides.

FA-252595-17Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersMonica (Kittiya) Kittiya LeeA Linguistic Study of Brasilica, the Hybrid Portuguese Language of Colonial Brazil1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017$50,400.00Monica (Kittiya)KittiyaLee   California State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc.Los AngelesCA90032-4226USA2016Latin American HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

A book-length study of Brasílica, the linguistic middle ground in Brazil between speakers of indigenous and Portuguese languages.

My book is a social and cultural history that revises the historiography of colonial and imperial Brazil. It demonstrates that indigenous peoples, far from fading from sight, actively engaged society and shaped history. Through spoken utterance, the Indians infused the medieval Catholicism brought by the Portuguese with their own concepts and forged a syncretic religion. My detailed study of the translation manuals of the Brasílica, the lingua franca spoken between peoples of different languages, introduces new and understudied archival materials. It sheds light on linguistic evolution and on the relations sustained between colonizer and colonized. The heart of this project examines the social practices that reflect how peoples have dealt with diversity, and how variety innovated practices, constructed communities, engendered divisions, and so, molded identities.

FA-25282-85Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersJohn Van SetersThe Pentateuch and Ancient Historiography: The Yahwist as Historian7/1/1985 - 6/30/1986$27,500.00John Van Seters   University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNC27599-1350USA1984Ancient LiteratureFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs275000275000

No project description available

FA-27466-87Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersFred M. DonnerEarly Arabic Historiography7/1/1987 - 6/30/1988$27,500.00FredM.Donner   University of ChicagoChicagoIL60637-5418USA1986Near and Middle Eastern HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs275000275000

No project description available

FA-29221-90Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersThomas E. PostlewaitThe Criteria for Periodization in Theater History7/1/1990 - 12/31/1990$27,500.00ThomasE.Postlewait   Trustees of Indiana UniversityBloomingtonIN47405-7000USA1990Theater History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs275000230100

No project description available

FA-30725-92Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersAlice A. DonohueStudies in the Historiography of Classical Art6/1/1992 - 5/31/1993$30,000.00AliceA.Donohue   University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA19104-6205USA1992Art History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs300000227500

No project description available

FA-50545-04Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersSeth W. GarfieldSoldiers and Citizens in the Rainforest: Brazilian Rubber Tappers during World War II and Beyond9/1/2004 - 8/31/2005$40,000.00SethW.Garfield   University of Texas, AustinAustinTX78712-0100USA2003Latin American HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

The book examines the experiences of the rubber "soldiers," Brazilian migrant workers transported to the Amazon in a U.S.-funded wartime campaign, as a window into state planning in the Amazon, U.S.-Brazilian relations, interregional migration, rural populism and popular mobilization. Through consideration of public health projects, protectionist labor legislation, and state propaganda, the study explores efforts by Brazilian and American state officials to remake the rural poor and to "modernize" the Amazon. In a "top-down" analysis, the study adopts a transnational approach to reveal competing and overlapping agendas between Brazilian and American officials regarding state intervention in economic planning, and their attitudes--informed by racial, class, gender, "scientific," and populist ideologies towards the rural poor. In a "bottom-up" approach, the book analyses the strong historic links tying northeastern Brazil to the Amazon, the socioeconomic and environmental conditions in the sending regions, brutalizing and empowering aspects of wartime rubber tapping, and the postwar struggle for historic recognition and the social rights of citizenship. The book will not only inform American and Brazilian readers of a relatively unknown wartime episode, but document the historic origins of grass roots mobilization in the Amazon in the 1980s under the leadership of Chico Mendes. As such, I offer important revisions to the historiography of the Vargas era, Amazonia, and U.S.-Brazilian relations. In the process we come to reconsider our understanding of "traditional" peoples and, by extension, our historic ties to them.

FA-51941-05Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersTara Elaine NummedalAlchemy's Contested Validity in Early Modern Europe's Holy Roman Empire7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006$40,000.00TaraElaineNummedal   Brown UniversityProvidenceRI02912-9100USA2004History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

This project takes the problem of fraud as a point of entry into the world of alchemical practice in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century Holy Roman Empire. Fears of alchemical fraud responded to a vibrant market for alchemy in which ordinary practitioners flourished alongside learned alchemists. Drawing on criminal trials, patronage appeals, contracts and letters, this project reconstructs the lives of these ordinary alchemists who have been largely invisible in existing historiography. The debates about fraud, expressed in polemical treatises and in courtrooms, make it possible to examine how early modern Europeans distinguished true alchemists from impostors, as well as what was at stake in doing so.

FA-52236-06Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersRonald K. RittgersThe Reformation of Suffering: Protestants, Plague, and Misfortune in Early Modern Germany7/1/2007 - 3/31/2008$40,000.00RonaldK.Rittgers   Valparaiso UniversityNew HavenCT06510-1703USA2005European HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

This project examines how the Protestant Reformation sought to effect a fundamental change in the way early modern Europeans understood and coped with suffering. An essential though understudied part of the Reformation program was the rejection of the late medieval approach to suffering and the development of a new approach in its stead. This project traces the Protestant “reformation of suffering” from its origins in the thought of the major reformers to its actual reception among the common folk. The project is related to two larger themes in recent historiography: the impact of the Reformation on lay piety and popular culture in early modern Europe and the role of the Protestantism in the secularization of western civilization.

FA-52353-06Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersJanet Marie AtwillThe Role of Character in Greek Rhetorical Training9/1/2006 - 5/31/2007$40,000.00JanetMarieAtwill   University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN37916-3801USA2005Composition and RhetoricFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

This book project examines the role of “character” in Greek rhetorical training in the Hellenistic Period (323-32 BCE) through the late second century CE. This era is generally viewed as a period of decline for the rhetorical tradition. My book challenges this interpretation by arguing that this period cannot be adequately assessed without considering its Hellenistic context, particularly the influence of Stoic thought in redefining the relationships between rhetoric, ethics, and philosophy and placing character education, what I call an “art of ethics,” at the center of the early liberal arts curriculum.

FA-52464-06Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersDiane Bette WolfthalHugo van der Goes: Historiography, Italian Patronage, and the Devotio Moderna1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006$40,000.00DianeBetteWolfthal   Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ85281-3670USA2005Art History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

I am applying for an NEH Fellowship in order to complete three chapters of a monograph that I am writing on Hugo van der Goes, one of the greatest Early Netherlandish painters. No comprehensive study of this artist has ever been written in English, yet Hugo not only produced works of incredible beauty that have become canonical within the discipline of art history, but also deeply influenced the development of Netherlandish and Italian art. The three chapters that I will complete explore the historiography of Hugo van der Goes, and his relationship to Italy and to the Devotio Moderna, the popular movement in which he was a lay brother.

FA-52615-06Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersDaniel G. PriorHoly War, Tribal War, and Raiding in Kirghiz Culture, 1846-19167/1/2006 - 5/31/2007$40,000.00DanielG.Prior   Miami UniversityColumbusOH43210-1349USA2005History, GeneralFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

Two rare examples of Kirghiz epic-style praise-poems from 1910 express starkly "revisionist" views on the Kirghiz' most popular epic heroes (Manas and others) and the nomads with whom they had considerable cultural memory in common, the Kazakhs. As part of a larger research agenda for examining conflict among the Kirghiz between 1846 and 1916, the present project seeks to answer the question of when and how oral epic poetry provided a genre framework for Kirghiz elites to express concepts of ethnic and religious difference within the matrix of Central Asian Muslim peoples of the Russian Empire.

FA-52711-06Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersWilliam E. KlingshirnDiviners and Divination in the Roman Empire8/1/2006 - 4/30/2007$40,000.00WilliamE.Klingshirn   Catholic University of AmericaWashingtonDC20064-0001USA2005ClassicsFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

This project is designed to complete a monograph on diviners and divination in the Roman empire. It studies interactions between diviners and clients; links between divination and empire; the historiography of divination; attacks on divination; and changes in divinatory practice. The book begins in the 1st century BCE with Cicero's "De Divinatione." Chapters 1-5 cover the following three centuries, when a wide range of specialized diviners practiced across the empire. Chapters 6-8 examine changes in late antiquity that led to the marginalization of diviners, Christian adaptations of divination, and the continuation of traditional specialties where remnants of the empire persisted. A prosopography of diviners will be included as an appendix.

FA-53309-07Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersKader KonukAuerbach in Istanbul: Exile, Transnationalism, and Modernity1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007$40,000.00Kader Konuk   Regents of the University of MichiganAnn ArborMI48109-1382USA2006Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs400000400000

This project focuses on the Jewish German philologist Erich Auerbach, a pivotal figure in the humanities who after his dismissal from Germany in 1936 emigrated to Turkey. His itinerant life and the transnational nature of his work call for an investigation into the relationship between the humanities and concepts of modernity, nation, and exile in East and West. This book project raises questions about the role of the émigré in the Europeanization of Turkey, the metamorphosis of German philology in a transnational context, the impact of National Socialists on Turkish universities, and the place of the Jewish emigrant in Turkish historiography.

FA-54688-09Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersNancy P. AppelbaumMapping the "Country of Regions": Agustin Codazzi and the 19th-Century Colombian Chorographic Commission9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010$50,400.00NancyP.Appelbaum   SUNY Research Foundation, BinghamtonBinghamtonNY13902-4400USA2008Latin American HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Book manuscript on the Chorographic Commission, a geographic expedition in Colombia led by Agustin Codazzi throughout the 1850s. The book will analyze the Commission's maps, images, and documents as well as the fieldwork processes that produced these materials. I argue that a fundamental tension existed between the racial diversity that the Commission encountered in its fieldwork and the national unity for which its members yearned. The Commission attempted to resolve this apparent contradiction by portraying the nation as undergoing a beneficial process of racial mixture that absorbed ostensibly lesser races. In its texts and visual materials, the Chorographic Commission characterized some regions of the nation as "civilized" and others as "backward" based on the degree of racial mixture along with factors such as climate and economics. The Commission thus attributed national progress with race mixing while at the same time it reinforced racial and social inequalities.

FA-55487-10Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersCarlos Alberto JaureguiGoing Native and Becoming-Other in Latin American Literature and Film1/1/2010 - 12/31/2010$50,400.00CarlosAlbertoJauregui   Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN37203-2416USA2009Latin American LanguagesFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, at the intersection of literary criticism, cultural theory, and anthropology, this book-length project deals with several ethnographic, historical and literary narratives about identity transformation throughout Latin American cultural history. These are tales about colonial figures who face the predicament of becoming-other, suffering or enjoying their own collapse as they surrender themselves to other cultures. My study will show how colonial stories about civilized people becoming savages or, conversely, struggling not to go native, transcend the colonial period and become symbolic reservoirs for discussions about identity, nation building, cultural influence, and hybridity in the Americas. By examining cultural assimilation beyond the rhetoric of betrayal and alienation that sometimes permeates research around identity politics, this book will make a theoretical and anthropological argument about the ethics of identity formation.

FA-55577-10Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersCynthea Jean BogelA History of Japanese Woodblock Prints (Ukiyo-e)1/1/2011 - 11/30/2011$46,200.00CyntheaJeanBogel   University of WashingtonSeattleWA98195-1016USA2009Art History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs462000462000

Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo and Meiji periods (1615-1868; 1868-1912), are perhaps the most popular and most studied of any single genre within Japanese visual culture, yet there is no single book that presents the diverse cultural context for ukiyo-e, nor a book suitable for use in university courses as the primary guide to a study of ukiyo-e. I will develop an illustrated book with unprecedented emphasis on the relationships between visual culture and literature, content and audience reception (then and now), and the politics of image production in early modern Japan. The research and writing will take place in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. Existing literature comprises museum catalogues and artist monographs, not an overall survey. My book will fill a need recognized in the field for a theoretically and methodologically informed discussion of modern print culture, and break ground with the weaving of themes and historiography with traditional considerations of artists.

FA-56027-11Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersKathryn A. MillerBusiness with Infidels: Christian-Muslim Exchanges of Captives across the Mediterranean6/1/2011 - 5/31/2012$50,400.00KathrynA.Miller   Stanford UniversityStanfordCA94305-2004USA2010History, GeneralFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

The study of cross-cultural exchange is evolving into an interdisciplinary field that is attracting considerable scholarly attention. The redemption of captives in the medieval Mediterranean constitutes an extreme case of exchange, insofar as it handles human wares that obviously speak of discord and conflict. Through its lenses, I will examine the instruments of exchange, the forms of communication, and the mechanisms of collaboration between Christians and Muslims who worked as fakkak or alfaqueques (ransom exchange agents) who should have had, on political and religious grounds, only the means to distrust one another. "Business with Infidels" aims to contribute to a growing historiography on Mediterranean cross-cultural relations, on long-distance trade, on networks, and on how trustworthy partnerships can be forged across religious groups in the absence of formal international courts of law.

FA-56087-11Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersRamona CurryTrading in Cultural Spaces: How Chinese Film Came to America1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011$50,400.00Ramona Curry   Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2010Film History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Cinema scholars have well documented how movies "made in the USA" have dominated screens internationally for 90 years, yet much needed are careful accounts of intra-regional and community-based media circuits around the globe that do not fit the “West to the Rest” model. I seek NEH support to finish my book “Trading in Cultural Spaces,” which draws on dense archival research to document individuals, practices, and locales comprising an unwritten strand of American film history: the trans-Pacific flow of Chinese movies into and within the U.S. From the early 20th century such films have challenged stereotypes and forged avenues for cross-cultural exchange. By recovering multiple Chinese American and supporting voices, images and multicultural networks, my project aims to refocus cinema history on its prior margins, to enrich transnational and national film and social histories and make intellectual contributions consonant with the new NEH "Bridging Cultures" initiative.

FA-56438-12Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersKathryn Kerby-FultonProfessional Reading Circles, the Clerical Proletariat, and the Rise of English Literature1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013$50,400.00Kathryn Kerby-Fulton   University of Notre DameNotre DameIN46556-4635USA2011Medieval StudiesFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Even Richard II, the king under whom literary giants like Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and the Pearl Poet produced their mature works, owned no books in English. When he was deposed in 1399, English literary texts were still a minority interest among the educated or the social elites, as yet preferring to read in Latin or French. This was to change dramatically within a generation, and the proposed study attempts to account for the sudden rise of English literature by uncovering the earliest reading circles of this emergent national literature. Beginning in the reign of Edward III, London saw the immigration of a young, under-employed clerical population, trained or semi-trained for the church, but unable to find employment in it (and thus with complex attitudes toward it), who took jobs in the burgeoning Westminster and Dublin civil and legal services. Here London writers found their initial, most sophisticated audiences and their coteries.

FA-56613-12Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersChristopher James OtterFood, Nutrition, and the Making of Industrial Britain9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013$50,400.00ChristopherJamesOtter   Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH43210-1349USA2011British HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

This study examines a critical but understudied development in modern history: the transformation of the British diet in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A change to a diet rich in wheat, sugar and animal proteins, drawn to an unprecedented extent from a world market, had profound and lasting effects on every level, both within Britain and beyond. These effects ranged from the expanding waistlines of British consumers and the radically homogenized gene pools of wheat and cattle to transformed agrarian ecologies in Argentina, North America and Australasia and geopolitical and military strategy during the First and Second World Wars. The transformed British diet was thus causally connected to the emergence of world markets, industrialization and environmental transformation. Consequently, the new British food system has played a highly important, and clearly identifiable, role in modern world history.

FA-57651-14Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersDaina Ramey BerryThe Value of Human Chattel from Preconception to Postmortem1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014$50,400.00Daina Ramey Berry   University of Texas, AustinAustinTX78712-0100USA2013U.S. HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs50400048000.180

The Price for their Pound of Flesh explores public and private market transactions and appraisals of enslaved men, women, and children in the American domestic slave trade from before birth to after death. Structurally, this study examines slave prices during enslaved people’s "lifecycle" including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and postmortem. An important component of the study is its illumination of bondpeople’s reaction to being appraised, bartered, and sold. The book explores slaves as commodities and as people and it looks at the monetary values assigned to slaves at different phases of their lives. This study relies on a database of 81,182 individual enslaved values from nine states, of which 72,335 reflect appraisals and 8,847 represent market prices. This book also introduces the Domestic Cadaver Slave Trade, where deceased slaves were illegally sold to physicians and medical schools for anatomical research.

FA-57922-14Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersEmily ZazuliaConcept and Virtuality in 15th-Century Music1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015$50,400.00Emily Zazulia   University of California, BerkeleyPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2013Music History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

The notation of 15th-c. music often prescribes transformations of written material to be realized only in performance—from slowing down a melodic line to turning it backwards or upside-down, or even omitting certain notes or rests. Such elaborate instructions, which appear by turns unnecessary and confounding, challenge traditional conceptions of music writing that understand notation as an incidental consequence of the desire to record sound. My book accounts for how visual priorities complemented musical interests. Beyond the choirbook, I situate these notational practices in a culture of enigmatic writing that saw newfound interest in cryptography, emblems, and hieroglyphs. These examples attest to a widespread fascination with a semiotics of writing that balanced intentional concealment and eventual revelation. In viewing notation as a complex technology that did more than record sound, my project changes the way we think about music's literate traditions in the early Renaissance.

FA-57954-14Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersBarbara Haggh-HugloOf Abbeys and Aldermen: Music in Ghent to 15596/1/2015 - 5/31/2016$50,400.00Barbara Haggh-Huglo   University of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkMD20742-5141USA2013Music History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

In a three-part book, the first comprehensive study of music in pre-modern Ghent, I demonstrate that profound changes in European history occurred with unusual intensity there, with music an essential ingredient. A first part on the two Benedictine abbeys traces their music from Carolingian reforms to the adoption of the Roman liturgy at St. Bavo's, transformed into a cathedral. A second part assesses hundreds of records of benefactions for music in the virtually complete run of Ghent city council registers, with analyses of benefactors, their musical preferences, locations of performance, performers, and cost, and statistics showing the rise and fall in use of different music. This nearly complete reconstruction of church music in late medieval Ghent will be made freely available as an online interactive database. Part three describes the "soundscape" of the city's churches and streets, using local music identified in manuscripts or through archives.

FA-58054-14Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersBrigid CohenMusical Migration and the Global City: New York, 1947-19659/1/2014 - 8/31/2015$50,400.00Brigid Cohen   New York UniversityNew YorkNY10012-1019USA2013Music History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

This book is both a study of interdisciplinary avant-gardes and an exploration of migration and citizenship in the early Cold War, with a focus on New York as a center of transnational exchange. After World War II, New York's musical communities sustained a concentration of uprooted thinkers who confronted questions about citizenship, plurality, empire, commerce, and national violence. This study orients itself around key musical figures in these debates who helped to secure creative exchanges across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Three experimentalists serve as exemplary cases: Egyptian-born electronic and concert-music composer Halim El-Dabh (b. 1921), jazz composer Charles Mingus (1922-1979), and performance artist Yoko Ono (b. 1933)--alongside many other musicians and artists with whom they were connected. This book is the first study to explore a full range of musical avant-gardes as constituted by, and critically responsive to, post-war processes of globalization.

FB-*0020-80Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsPaul A. CohenModern China in Western Perspective: Excursions in Ethnocentric Historiography9/1/1980 - 8/31/1981$20,000.00PaulA.Cohen   Wellesley CollegeWellesleyMA02481-8203USA1979East Asian HistoryFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs200000200000

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