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FT-260307-18

Heidi Morse
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)

Black Women and the Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome in 19th-Century America

Research and writing leading to publication of a book on how African American women used classical Greco-Roman traditions of rhetoric and art to promote racial equality in 19th-century America.

Teaching and Testifying asks what the thriving culture of classical Greco-Roman adaptations in nineteenth-century America meant to African Americans, and to popular conceptualizations of race, gender, and citizenship, before and after Emancipation. From schoolrooms to public lectures to art galleries, the classics were omnipresent in early Americans’ everyday lives—even as classical education operated as a social machinery of exclusion that denied access to many African Americans, especially women. This book narrates the hidden history of black classicism as a popular cultural phenomenon. I show how black women speaking in public performed embodied hybridizations of classical rhetoric and black cultural expressions that promoted racial equality and shattered the myth of white classical inheritance.

Project fields:
African American Studies; Classics

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 7/31/2018


FT-254202-17

Matthew Simonton
Arizona State University, West Campus (Glendale, AZ 85306-4900)

Demagogues and Popular Culture in Ancient Greece

Preparation of a book-length study on the popular political leaders of ancient Greece known as demagogues.

My book project, “Watchdogs of the People: Demagogues and Popular Culture in Ancient Greece,” represents the first comprehensive history of the demagogue ("leader of the people") in antiquity. Along with tracing the development and practice of demagoguery, it will utilize a popular culture-based approach to illuminate the concerns of everyday people as reflected in the rhetorical appeals of the demagogues. The book will ask timely questions concerned with the common good, such as when and why polarizing political figures arise, by what cultural appeals they attract a significant following, and how democratic societies can produce responsible leadership while remaining in touch with the concerns of average citizens.

Project fields:
Classical History; Classical Languages; Classics

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2017 – 7/31/2017


ES-50557-14

University of Texas, El Paso (El Paso, TX 79968-8900)
Ronald J. Weber (Project Director: March 2014 to present)

The Monuments of Rome in English Culture

A four-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the influence of Cicero and ancient Rome on law, government, and culture in Enlightenment-era Britain.

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Project fields:
Classical History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$191,143 (approved)
$191,143 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 12/31/2016


RA-50073-09

National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0152)
Kent R. Mullikin (Project Director: August 2008 to January 2010)
Kent R. Mullikin (Project Director: March 2010 to November 2012)
Elizabeth Crooks Mansfield (Project Director: November 2012 to present)

Fellowships at the National Humanities Center

The equivalent of four fellowships per year for three years.

The National Humanities Center requests support for fellowships for advanced study in the humanities.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$618,750 (approved)
$496,063 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 6/30/2013


RA-50078-09

American Research Institute in Turkey (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324)
G. Kenneth Sams (Project Director: August 2008 to March 2010)
A. Kevin Reinhart (Project Director: March 2010 to present)

Advanced Fellowships for Research in the Humanities in Turkey

The equivalent of one and a half fellowships per year for three years.

The American Research Institute in Turkey requests support for its fellowship program for advanced research in the humanities affiliated with the ARIT centers in Turkey. Funds for long-term fellowships (tenures from four to twelve months) totalling 18 months per grant year, are requested from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013. Also requested are funds for a portion of the costs of publicity and selection of the ARIT NEH fellows, beginning in July 2009.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$244,800 (approved)
$244,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 6/30/2014


FT-54363-06

Karen Elizabeth Whedbee
Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL 60115-2828)

Reclaiming Rhetorical Democracy: Reception of the Ancient Greek Sophists in 18th- and 19th-Century Britain

This project investigates two questions: (1) How have modern historians portrayed the ancient Greek sophists? (2) What ideological assumptions have informed these various descriptions of the sophists? Texts for analysis include political, philosophical, and literary histories of Greece published in Britain from the period of the American Revolution until World War I. This research will provide the basis for two journal articles. Ultimately, it will also provide the basis for major sections of a book about modern reception of Athenian popular government and culture. The publications resulting from this research will be of interest to literary historians, political historians, classicists, and historians of rhetoric.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2006 – 7/31/2006


RA-50003-03

American Research Institute in Turkey (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324)
G. Kenneth Sams (Project Director: September 2002 to present)

Advanced Fellowships in the Humanities for Research in Turkey

The equivalent of 1.5 fellowships each year for three years.

The American Research Institute in Turkey is requesting support for its fellowship program for advanced research in the humanities in Turkey. Funds for long-term fellowships (tenures from four to twelve months) totaling eighteen months per grant period, are requested from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic years 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007. Also requested are funds for a portion of the costs of publicity and selection of the NEH ARIT fellows, beginning in July of 2003.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$193,500 (approved)
$193,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 9/30/2008


FS-23269-02

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
David J. Cohen (Project Director: March 2002 to present)

Law, State, and Individual in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China

A six-week seminar for college teachers to compare texts on law, politics, rhetoric, and public life from ancient Greece, Rome, and China.

Project fields:
Asian Studies; Classics

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$107,620 (approved)
$106,420 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 9/30/2003


FA-37475-02

Debra Hawhee
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL 61801-3620)

Bodily Arts: Athletic and Rhetorical Training in Antiquity

No project description available

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Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2002 – 6/30/2002


ER-20728-90

Lee T. Pearcy
Episcopal Academy (Merion, PA 17235)

Rhetoric, Science, and Medicine in Ancient Greece

No project description available

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
NEH Teacher-Scholar Program

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$28,500 (approved)
$28,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1990 – 6/30/1991