September 23, 2004
Vol. 24 No. 1

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    ACLS grants fellowships

    This year the American Council of Learned Societies awarded several fellowships to professors and graduate students at the University.

    The organization, which is a private, not-for-profit federation of 68 scholarly associations, issues grants every year to promote research in all fields of learning.

    Among the fellowship recipients was Steven Pincus, Associate Professor in History and the College, who was awarded the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars. This fellowship was created to support scholars’ research in the humanities and social sciences in the years immediately following the granting of tenure.

    Pincus was awarded the fellowship for his work, “The First Modern Revolution: England’s Glorious Revolution, 1688-1689.” He will spend one of the next three academic years in residence at one of the ACLS’s nine national research centers. Pincus was one of 10 scholars chosen for the fellowship out of an applicant pool of 105 men and women.

    The ACLS also awarded fellowships for the research and writing of dissertations relevant to East European Studies to Jessica Greenberg and John Merchant, two students at the University.

    Greenberg, a doctoral candidate in Anthropology, won the grant for her research project, “Citizen Youth: How Student organizations are (re)making Democracy in Serbia.”

    Merchant, a doctoral candidate in Polish Literature, was awarded the grant for his project, “The Influence of Irish Literature and Cultural Politics on the Formation of Young Poland’s Cultural Identity.”

    Also, in coordination with the Henry Luce Foundation, the ACLS awarded fellowships to Kenneth Allan and Rachel Remmel, who are both pursuing Ph.D.s in Art History at the University.

    Allan received the fellowship for his dissertation topic, “Making the Scene: Assemblage, Pop Art and Locality in 1960s Los Angeles.” Remmel’s work, “The Influence of School Buildings: Boston Public School Architecture, 1818-1865,” won her the fellowship.

    Out of a total applicant pool of 57, Allan and Remmel were among 10 individuals to be granted fellowships of $20,000 each by the Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art.