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Humanities Spotlight

Humanities Center Board Member Wins NEH Grant

NEH Swingen grant

The Humanities Center wishes to congratulate Board Member Abigail Swingen, Department of History, for being named a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Her project, "The Financial Revolution and the British Empire during the 17th and 18th Centuries" is one of 208 humanities projects receiving a total of $21.7 million from the NEH. Dr. Swingen's grant is a summer stipend which she will use during summer 2017.

 To learn more about Dr. Swingen's research, please visit: Financial Revolution.

To learn more about the National Endowment for the Humanities, please visit: NEH.


2017 President's Book Award Winners

Book Award

Award winners are listed below, as pictured above, left to right.

Third Place (tie): Dr. Dorothy ChanskyKitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre (University of Iowa Press, 2015).

Third Place (tie): Dr. Kent WilkinsonSpanish-Language Television in the United States: Fifty Years of Development (Routledge, 2015).

Second Place: Dr. Abigail SwingenCompeting Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Empire (Yale University Press, 2015).

Not Pictured: First Place, Dr. Costica Bradatan for his book Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers (Bloomsbury, 2015). To learn more about Dr. Bradatan please visit: Costica Bradatan.

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