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News Release

April 19, 2006

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Barbara Palmer, News Service: (650) 724-6184, barbara.palmer@stanford.edu

Humanities Centers names 2006-07 fellows

The Humanities Center has named 24 scholars for the 2006-07 academic year, chosen from a pool of more than 350 applicants. Scholars will pursue individual research and writing and will give presentations and lectures to the Stanford community.

Fellows in 2006-07 will include the first Digital Humanities Faculty Fellow, Christian Henriot, director of the Institut d'Asie Orientale in Lyon, France, who will develop a database combining 150 years of historical material on Shanghai. The Digital Humanities fellowship program is directed to humanists whose research methods are uniquely shaped by digital technologies, said Matthew Tiews, the center's associate director.

Fellows also include two Humanities and International Studies Faculty Fellows: philologist Boris Lanin from the Russian Academy of Education in Moscow, and historian Martina Winkler from Humboldt University in Berlin. These two international fellowships are offered in collaboration with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Following is a list of scholars and their research projects:

Margaret Butler (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), Classics, Stanford University: Of Swords and Strigils: Social Change in Ancient Macedon

Hilde De Weerdt (External Faculty Fellow), History, University of Tennessee: News and Identity in Imperial China, 10th-13th Centuries

Sabrina Ferri (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), French and Italian, Stanford University: Talking Ruins: Natural History and Philosophy of the Italian Enlightenment

Marisa Galvez (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), Comparative Literature, Stanford University: Medieval Songbooks: The Transmission and Reception of Vernacular Lyric

Christine Guth (Marta Sutton Weeks Faculty Fellow), Art History, Independent Scholar: Beyond Influence: The Great Wave as a Global Icon

Christian Henriot (Digital Humanities Faculty Fellow), Institut d'Asie Orientale, Lyon, France: Shanghai Urban Space in Time: Toward a Visual and Spatial History of Modern Shanghai

Matthew Jockers (Research Scholar in the Digital Humanities), English, Stanford University: The Macro-Analytic Method: Quantitative Methods for Large-Scale Literary Analysis

Troy Jollimore (External Faculty Fellow), Philosophy, California State University-Chico: The Nature of Loyalty

Boris Lanin (Humanities and International Studies Faculty Fellow), Philology, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow: Symbols of Power and Political Rhetoric in NIS: The Montage of Attractions in Totalitarian and Post-Soviet Culture

Carolyn Lougee Chappell (Violet Andrews Whittier Faculty Fellow), History, Stanford University: Huguenot Emigration

Christy Pichichero (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), French and Italian, Stanford University: Battles of the Self: War and Subjectivity in 18th-Century France

Konstantin Pollok (External Faculty Fellow), Institut für Philosophie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany: Perceptions Meet Concepts: Immanuel Kant's Philosophy of Nature and the History of Science

Eric Porter (External Faculty Fellow), American Studies, University of California-Santa Cruz: The Knot of Race: The Challenge of W.E.B. Du Bois' Mid-Century Writings

Karen Rapp (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University: "Not the Romantic West": Site-Specific Art, Globalization and Contemporary Landscapes

David Riggs (Donald Andrews Whittier Faculty Fellow), English, Stanford University: From Hamnet to Hamlet: The World of William Shakespeare, 1596-1601

Na'ama Rokem (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), Comparative Literature, Stanford University: Prosaic Conditions

Matthew Sommer (Ellen Andrews Wright Faculty Fellow), History, Stanford University: Male Same-Sex Union and Masculinity in 18th-Century China

Amy Tang (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), English, Stanford University: Postmodern Repetitions: Parody, Trauma and the Politics of Form in Contemporary U.S. Literature and Art

Hans Thomalla (Geballe Dissertation Fellow), Music, Stanford University: fremd/Medea/strange—Central Scene of an Opera Based on the Medea Myth

William Tronzo (Marta Sutton Weeks Faculty Fellow), Visual Arts, University of California-San Diego: Petrarch's Two Gardens: Landscape and the Image of Movement

Kären Wigen (Violet Andrews Whittier Faculty Fellow), History, Stanford University: Native Places, Global Times: A Century of Regional Rhetoric in Nagano, Japan

Jonah Willihnganz (Internal Faculty Fellow), Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University: The Sound of Modernity: Orson Welles and the Voice of Radio

Martina Winkler (Humanities and International Studies Faculty Fellow), History, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany: Perceptions of Property and Ownership Among the Russian Elite, 18th and 19th Centuries

Linda Zerilli (Marta Sutton Weeks Faculty Fellow), Political Science, Northwestern University: Toward a Democratic Theory of Political Judgment

The center's fellowships are made possible by gifts and grants from the Esther Hayfer Bloom Estate, Theodore H. and Frances K. Geballe, Mimi and Peter Haas, Marta Sutton Weeks, the Mericos Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the offices of the Dean of Research and the Dean of Humanities and Sciences and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

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