Humanities Faculty Awarded NEH Grants

January 13, 2022
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded grants to three Princeton faculty to support advanced research in the humanities. 

Christina Lee (Spanish and Portuguese) and Cristina Martinez-Juan, research fellow of Philippine Studies at SOAS University of London, have been awarded a $150,000 grant for their project “The Library of the Convent of San Pablo (Manila, 1762).” The project will digitize a collection of more than 1,500 rare manuscripts, maps and early printed materials that were taken by the British in the 18th century from the Convent of San Pablo in Manila, Philippines, and dispersed throughout the Philippines, United States and United Kingdom. Princeton University Library will administer the grant and Anu Vedantham, assistant University librarian for research services, will serve as librarian co-director.

Ekaterina Pravilova (History) was awarded a $60,000 grant for “Russian Truths: Knowledge and Authenticity in the Age of Reforms (1860s-1917)” to research and write a book on the scientific standards of knowledge, authenticity and truth in late nineteenth-century Russia.

Wendy Warren (History) received a $55,000 grant for researching and writing “The Carceral Colony: Prisons and the Making of America,” which will contain a social history of imprisonment in colonial North America.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation.

Read the full story on the University homepage.

See the full list of recipients on the NEH website.

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