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December 9, 2013 | By NEH Staff

Abruzzo, Margaret
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
U.S. History
Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Benjamin, Mara
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Jewish Studies
Parental Obligation, Power, and Care in Jewish Theological Perspective

Berry, Daina
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
U.S. History
The Value of Human Chattel from Preconception to Postmortem

Blum, Hester
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
American Literature
Polar Exploration and Anglo‑American Print Culture, 1818‑1914

Boes, Tobias
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
German Literature
Thomas Mann, American Culture, and the Making of a Modern Writer

Bolman, Elizabeth
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Art History and Criticism
The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt

Botkin, Frances
Towson University
Towson, MD
British Literature
Thieving Three‑Fingered Jack: Circumatlantic Representations of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780‑2013

Boyd, Barbara
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Classical Literature
Ovid's Homer: Tradition, Authority, and Epic Reception

Bren, Paulina
Independent Scholar
Poughkeepsie, NY
European History
The Rise and Fall of the "Slusovice Miracle" in Late Communist Czechoslovakia

Brenneis, Sara
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Spanish Literature
A Cultural Study of Spanish Representations of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp (1940‑2012)

Caddoo, Cara
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY
U.S. History
The History of Early African American Cinema

Campos, Michelle
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Near and Middle Eastern History
Religion, Law, and Intercommunal Relations in Ottoman and British Palestine

Cho, Heekyoung
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
East Asian Studies
Translation's Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean

Cohen, Brigid
New York University
New York, NY
Music History and Criticism
Musical Migration and the Global City: New York, 1947‑1965

Cohen, Ada
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Art History and Criticism
The Idea of Female Beauty in the Ancient Greek World

Corr, Rachel
Florida Atlantic University, John D. MacArthur Campus
Jupiter, FL
Cultural Anthropology
Transformations in Race Relations and the Creation of Ethnic Identity in 18th‑Century Ecuador

Costello, Bonnie
Boston University
Boston, MA
American Literature
"Private Faces in Public Places": "We" in the Poetry of W. H. Auden and Others

Crosby, Emilye
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
African American History
Women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s

Daum, Andreas
SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
European History
Alexander von Humboldt and the Emergence of the Modern World

Desmond, Karen
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Music History and Criticism
The Meaning and Importance of Novelty in 14th‑Century European Music

Dwyer, Arienne
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
Linguistics
Narratives and Metanarratives of the Silk Road

Eigen, Joel
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Sociology
Medical Testimony and the Dynamics of Forensic Diagnosis in the English Legal System, 1760‑1913

Einboden, Jeffrey
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
American Literature
Islamic Literacy in Early America: Muslim Sources of U.S. Authorship

Etheridge, Kay
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Natural Science and Wondrous Transformations: A Translation of Maria Sibylla Merian's 17th‑Century Writing on

Fehrenbach, Heide
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
European History
The Humanitarian Eye:  Photography and the 20th‑Century Quest to Save Innocents Abroad

Fischer, Iris
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
Theater History and Criticism
Charles Peirce and the Role of Aesthetic Expression in 19th‑Century U.S. Philosophy and Semiotics

Flournoy, Craig
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Journalism
The New York Times, the Black Press, and the Epic Battle to Report the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

Garcia, David
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Ethnomusicology
Music, Africa, and Race in the Mid‑20th Century

Gerber, Matthew
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
European History
Property, Kinship, and Race in the 18th‑Century French Atlantic

Gert, Joshua
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Philosophy, General
Color, Mind, and World: A Study in Perception

Gouwens, Kenneth
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Renaissance History
Defining the Human in the Renaissance

Griffiths, Paul
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
British History
Local Governments and the Gathering of Information in England, 1550‑1700

Haggh‑Huglo, Barbara
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
Music History and Criticism
Of Abbeys and Aldermen: Music in Ghent to 1559

Hass, Jeffrey
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Sociology
A Siege Mentality: Practices and Politics of Surviving War in the Blockade of Leningrad

Hatfield, Gary
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
History of Philosophy
Early Modern Models of the Eye, Vision, and the Seeing Subject

Hawhee, Debra
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Composition and Rhetoric
Rhetoric, Animals, and Language from Aesop to Erasmus

Haynes, Douglas
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
South Asian History
Advertising and the Making of the Middle Class in Western India, 1918‑1940

Henry, Nancy
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
British Literature
Women and the 19th‑Century Cultures of Investment

Holmes, Brooke
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Classics
On Sympathy: Entangled Worlds and the Idea of Nature in Greco‑Roman Antiquity

Johnson, Rochelle
College of Idaho
Caldwell, ID
American Literature
The Legacy of American Environmentalist Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813‑1894)

Jones, Linda
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain
History of Religion
Muslims Living Under Christian Rule:  Arabic Preaching in 13th‑Century Spain

Kaplan, Gregory
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Spanish Literature
Saul Levi Morteira, Spinoza's Enlightened Rabbi: A Critical Edition of Obstaculos y oposiciones contra la religion

Karush, Matthew
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Latin American History
The Transnational History of Argentine Popular Music in the 20th Century

Kasimis, Demetra
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Political Theory
Classical Greek Theory and the Politics of Immigration

Kittay, Eva
SUNY Research Foundation, Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Philosophy, Other
Philosophy and Cognitive Disability

Kraidy, Marwan
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Media Studies
The Tradition of Protest in Arab Uprisings

Krug, Jessica
George Washington University
Washington, DC
African History
Politics Outside the State in Kisama, Angola, and the Americas, c. 1500‑1698

Leigh‑Choate, Tova
Independent Scholar
Provo, UT
Medieval Studies
Early Liturgy, History, and the Arts at Saint‑Denis under Abbot Suger, 1121‑1151

Levtow, Nathaniel
University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Religion, General
Text Destruction in the Bible and the Ancient World

McHugh, James
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Nonwestern Religion
Alcohol in Indian History and Religion

Noggle, James
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
British Literature
Not Feeling the Power of Sensibility:  British Literature in the 18th Century

Parker, Geoffrey
Ohio State University, Main Campus
Columbus, OH
European History
A Biography of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500‑1558)

Paul, Carole
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Art History and Criticism
The Museo Capitolino and the Origins of the Public Art Museum

Peffer, John
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ
Art History and Criticism
Popular Photography and the Survival of Traumatic History in South Africa

Preston, Katherine
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Music History and Criticism
Women Managers of English‑Language Opera Companies in Late 19th‑Century America

Rubery, Matthew
Queen Mary College, University of London
London,UK
British Literature
The Untold Story of the Talking Book

Safran, Janina
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Near and Middle Eastern History
The Symbols and Politics of Almoravid Rule: Negotiating Power in the Medieval Islamic West

Sama, Catherine
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Gender Studies
The Correspondence of 18th‑Century Venetian Artist Rosalba Carriera (1673‑1757): A Translation and Edition

Schwartz, Marcy
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
Latin American Literature
Reading Programs, Cultural Engagement, and Civic Participation in Latin America: A Comparative Approach

Steege, Benjamin
Columbia University
New York, NY
Music History and Criticism
Musical Values and the Question of Psychology, 1890–1960

Stern, Karen
CUNY Research Foundation, Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
Ancient History
Jewish Graffiti in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Swan, Quito
Howard University
Washington, DC
History, Other
Pauulu Kamarakafego, Indigenous Technology, and Global Black Power

Thakkar, Sonali
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Comparative Literature
Race, Religion, and Holocaust Memory in the Literature of Postwar European Diasporic Communities

Tome, Lester
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Dance History and Criticism
Cuban Ballet, Cosmopolitan Dancers, and Nationalist Gestures: A Study in Ballet and Globalization

Tracy, Sarah
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Norman, OK
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Health Revolutionary: Ancel Keys, Science, War, and the American Diet

Tutino, Stefania
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Renaissance History
Probabilism in Early Modern Europe: Epistemology, Politics, and Moral Theology

Ulrich, Eugene
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
History of Religion
The First Critical Edition of II‑Isaiah

Vogel, Jonathan
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Epistemology
Skepticism and Knowledge of the External World

Weisiger, Marsha
University of Oregon, Eugene
Eugene, OR
U.S. History
Rivers in the American West and the Idea of Wildness:  An Environmental History

Wogan‑Browne, Jocelyn
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
Medieval Studies
Women, Multilingualism, and Literate Culture in Late Medieval England

Zazulia, Emily
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Music History and Criticism
Concept and Virtuality in 15th‑Century Music

Zenderland, Leila
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
American Studies
Finding the "Class of 1933":  Studying Culture, Personality, and Nationality in an Age of War