Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

Stanford Humanities Center (Photo credit: Steve Castillo)
Stanford Humanities Center (Photo credit: Steve Castillo)

The Stanford Humanities Center announced recently the winners of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Humanities Center has selected 26 scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions who were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each fellow will pursue individual research and writing projects at the center and will have the opportunity to share ideas and foster collaborations with the Stanford community through workshops and the rich array of sponsored activities of the center.

The 2014-15 fellows will focus on a range of research topics including science in the Hellenistic age, medieval politics, modern philosophy, anthropology and linguistics.

The eight internal faculty fellows represent Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences and School of Medicine, and the 10 external faculty fellows come from departments spanning the humanities.

The center also has awarded eight Geballe Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding current Stanford graduate students in the final stages of their dissertations who will spend their time at the center completing their dissertations.

CAROLINE WINTERER, professor of history and director of the Humanities Center, noted, “We’re delighted to be bringing a group of wonderful scholars to the Humanities Center who represent the whole array of humanistic approaches to the past and the present.”

In addition, a group of undergraduate seniors will be named Hume Honors Undergraduate Fellows in the fall and will have access to the center’s resources as they complete their honors theses.

In addition to the yearlong fellowships, the Humanities Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies will host four international visitors for four-week residencies. During their time at Stanford, these scholars will give lectures in conjunction with the departments and research centers that nominated them.

The full list of incoming fellows is posted on the Humanities Center website.