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Humanities Spotlight

Humanities Center Faculty Fellow Wins 2018 NEH Summer Stipend Grant

Brittsan Grant 

The Humanities Center congratulates Faculty Fellow Zachary Brittsan, Department of History, for being named a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities 2018 Summer Stipend grant. His project, "Trying Modernity: Murder and Justice in Mexico's Age of Conflict, 1847-1871" is one of 199 humanities projects receiving a total of $18.6 million from the NEH.

To learn more about Dr. Brittsan, please visit his profile page: Trying Modernity.

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

 

Humanities Center Affiliated Faculty Award Winners

Seven present or former Humanities Center Fellows and the Center's Director received awards at the 2018 Faculty Honors Convocation in April.

President's Faculty Book Awards:
First Place - Victoria Surliuga (CMLL) Ezio Gribaudo: The Man in the Middle of Modernism (Glitterati, 2016)

President's Excellence in Research Professorships:
John Poch (English)
Dorothy Chansky, Director of the Humanities Center (Theatre & Dance)
Howard Curzer (Philosophy)
Julie Willett (History)

President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship:
Idoia Elola (CMLL)

President's Excellence in Teaching Award:
Idoia Elola (CMLL)

TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award:
Julie Zook  (Architecture)

Donald R. Haragan Study Abroad Award:
Idoia Elola (CMLL)

 

"Food and..." Conference Student Competition Winners

Category 1: Literary and Creative Arts
First Place - Amy Kim,  Suspension of Disbelief (photograph series)
Second Place - Sarah K. Spomer, Food and Illness: Emetophobia (jewelry piece)

Category 2: Scholarly Paper
First Place - Patrick Midgley, "Food and The Skriker: Consumption and Corruption in Churchill's Posthuman Fairy World"
Second Place - Chi Ha, "Food Talks: Culinary Transformation in Colonial Vietnam"

Pictured below are the 2018 student competition winners:
(kneeling left to right) Amy Kim and Patrick Midgley
(seated left to right) Sarah K. Spomer and Chi Ha 
Photograph by Ashley Rodgers.

Student Winners

 

Humanities Center Board Member Wins 2017 NEH Grant

NEH Swingen grant

The Humanities Center congratulates Board Member Abigail Swingen, Department of History, for being named a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 Summer Stipend 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. 

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): Dorothy Chansky (Theatre & Dance), Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre (University of Iowa Press, 2015).

Third Place (tie): Kent Wilkinson (Media & Communication), Spanish-Language Television in the United States: Fifty Years of Development (Routledge, 2015).

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

Not Pictured: First Place, Costica Bradatan (Honors College) 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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