Humanities Students Win Pyne Prizes The University's highest general distinction, the Moses Taylor Pyne Prize, has been awarded to students in the humanities. Yessica Martinez '15 is a Comparative Literature major writing a creative thesis. Jake Robertson 15, a Slavic languages and literature major, is pursuing certificates in theater and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies.
Faculty Seminars in Historical Linguistics The Council of the Humanities will sponsor three faculty seminars led by Timothy Barnes, Lecturer in Classics and Joshua Katz, Professor of Classics. This series of seminars convenes interested faculty for an introduction to historical and comparative linguistics.
Spring Faber Lectures The Council of Humanities proudly announces six Eberhard L. Faber IV 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities lectures for Spring 2015. Thomas Laqueur (Berkeley), Leo Bersani (Berkeley), Reviel Netz (Stanford), Victoria Wohl (U Toronto), Mario Calabresi (Princeton), and John Lyons (U Virginia)
Council Names Esther Schor as Inaugural Behrman Professor Esther Schor, a professor of English at Princeton, will become the inaugural Behrman Professor in the Council of the Humanities, beginning in spring 2016. The three-year appointment recognizes distinguished Humanities scholars and dedicated teachers from within the University community.
Anne Anlin Cheng to Direct American Studies The Council is pleased to announce that Anne Anlin Cheng, professor of English and African American Studies, has been appointed director of the Program in American Studies, the University's oldest interdepartmental program of study.