College faculty tapped as National Humanities Center Fellows

Three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members have received fellowships from the National Humanities Center.

The 2012-13 recipients are Christopher Nelson (anthropology), Donald M. Reid (history) and Susan R. Wolf (philosophy).

They will join 30 other distinguished scholars from 16 states, the District of Columbia, and the countries of Canada, France, Hungary, Japan and the United Kingdom to receive grants from the Center, which is located in Research Triangle Park. The grants support individual research projects across multiple disciplines, including history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, art history, classics, linguistics, musicology, religion and Scandinavian studies.

The College faculty members’ research projects and their named fellowships are:

  • Nelson (the ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship): “Dreaming of the Dragon King: Trauma, Madness and Creative Action in Contemporary Japan”
  • Reid (the John G. Medlin Jr. Fellowship): “The Factory is Where the Workers Are: Constructing Democracy and Community Chez Lip”
  • Wolf (the William C. and Ida Friday Fellowship): “Values and Well-Being.”

The National Humanities Center is a privately incorporated independent institute for advanced study in the humanities. Since 1978, the Center has awarded fellowships to more than 1,200 scholars in the humanities.