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RA-235157-16

John Carter Brown Library (Providence, RI 02906)
Neil Safier (Project Director: August 2015 to March 2021)
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library

18 months of stipend support (3-4 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The John Carter Brown Library is seeking a renewal of its current funding for long- term NEH fellowships a year to encourage advanced scholarship using the Library's unique and rare collection of materials related to the Americas, north and south, during the colonial period (roughly 1492-1825). The Library seeks to repeat this funding for this purpose every year for a period of three years. The result of the research conducted will be shared with other scholars via the curricula they organize at the institutions of higher learning with which they are primarily affiliated, in the classes they teach, in lectures, seminars, talks, and conferences, on websites and through podcasts and other media, as well as with the public-at-large via the Library’s own publications, exhibitions, and online outreach in Providence and well beyond. (edited by NEH staff)

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Project fields:
History, Other

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$249,612 (approved)
$227,578 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 6/30/2020


HK-250641-16

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890)
Christopher Warren (Project Director: February 2016 to July 2018)
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network

Implementation of a web-based platform to enhance research on the social networks of Great Britain in the early modern era, 1500-1700. The project would also make available open-source software to facilitate development of tools for additional regions and time periods.

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon is a digital reconstruction of the early modern British social network that people from all over the world can collaboratively expand and revise. It harnesses digitized texts, natural language processing, network inference methods, and distributed historical expertise to create the broadest, most accessible source of who knew whom in early modern Britain. The beta version of our website, created collaboratively with undergraduate programmers, has received nearly 30,000 hits since going live in September 2015 and is growing daily through the contributions of scholars, students, and citizen humanists. An NEH grant would allow us, first, to transform Six Degrees into an accessible, sustainable, and vital resource that will continue to grow and serve the early modern community for the long term, and, second, to package and distribute our code so that scholars can create similar networks for different eras and regions.

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Project fields:
British Literature; European History; Renaissance Studies

Program:
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Totals:
$325,000 (approved)
$308,254 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 3/31/2018


RA-50128-13

Folger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst College (Washington, DC 20003-1004)
David Schalkwyk (Project Director: August 2012 to April 2013)
Michael Lawrence Witmore (Project Director: April 2013 to April 2014)
Kathleen Lynch (Project Director: April 2014 to May 2017)
Amanda Herbert (Project Director: May 2017 to March 2021)
Long-term Residential Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Eighteen months of stipend support (2 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated wtih the selection of fellows.

The Folger Shakespeare Library requests $365,700 in outright funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the Library's long-term residential Fellowship Program, which brings five Fellows per year to Washington, DC to research in our extensive early modern collections and to write critical monographs on any of the humanities subjects supported by primary sources. The grant period will begin with selection in 2014; fellows will start residencies in the academic year 2014-15. The funds will cover stipends for three fellows per year through 2016-17. Included in our request are funds to defray the expenses for lodging and travel associated with gathering an external committee of five senior scholars to select the Fellows.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$252,300 (approved)
$240,332 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 6/30/2017


AQ-50057-09

Carleton College (Northfield, MN 55057-4044)
Laurence David Cooper (Project Director: November 2008 to present)
Cosmos or Chaos: Views of the World, Views of the Good Life

The development of a freshman seminar at Carleton College that focuses on what it means to live well and whether the structure of the universe supports human efforts to live well.

This project will develop a new freshman seminar, Cosmos or Chaos: Views of the World, Views of the Good Life, which addresses the question of the good life -- what does it mean to live well? -- by considering two prior questions: 1) What is the fundamental character of the world? and 2) What are the implications of this character for human beings? The importance of one's view of the fundamental character of the universe and of the good life, while not self-evident, has been addressed with great intellectual, moral, poetic, and spiritual power by thinkers throughout history. This course will consider some key visions of the character of the world and of how to live a good life. Students enrolled in the course will read, discuss, and write extensively about Homer, Sophocles, the Biblical books of Genesis and Exodus, Plato and Aristotle, the Gospel of Matthew and Augustine's Confessions, Niccolo Machiavelli, Francis Bacon, Nietzsche, Walker Percy, Hans Jonas, and Ken Wilber.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$25,000 (approved)
$17,496 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 12/31/2013


RA-50056-07

John Carter Brown Library (Providence, RI 02906)
Ted Widmer (Project Director: September 2006 to November 2012)
Margot M. Nishimura (Project Director: November 2012 to June 2012)
NEH Fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library

The equivalent of two fellowships a year for two years.

The JCB Library is seeking renewal of funding for long-term fellowships. The Library has an ongoing program of short-term fellowships in which it invests $180,000 annually exclusive of NEH and Mellon Foundation funding. NEH fellowships are an invaluable contribution to the Program. The Library currently appoints 25-30 research fellows a year, all of whom are engaged in research on some aspect of the history of the Americas, North and South, during the colonial period, i.e., from 1492 to ca. 1825. Study of all colonial empires is encompassed: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English - along with the history of Africans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$278,800 (approved)
$278,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 12/31/2011

Funding details:
Original grant (2007) $172,000
Supplement (2008) $106,800


FE-20695-86

Patricia G. Pinka
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar (Stone Mountain, GA 30087)
Francis Bacon's Meditative Essays

No project description available

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$500 (approved)
$500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1986 – 7/31/1986


FA-25341-85

Robert K. Faulkner
Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3858)
Francis Bacon and the Politics of Progress

No project description available

Project fields:
Political Science, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$27,500 (approved)
$27,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1986 – 12/31/1986


FT-22229-82

Martin Elsky
RFCUNY - Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY 11210-2850)
Francis Bacon's Linguistic Thought and Seventeenth-Century English Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1982 – 9/30/1982


FT-*0796-80

Barbara L. Lakin
Unaffiliated independent scholar
Giordano Bruno's Influence on Francis Bacon, George Chapman, and John Donne

No project description available

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1980 – 9/30/1980


FR-10194-78

Michael L. Hall
Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA 71104-3335)
The Style of Discovery in 17th Century English Essays

Study will concentrate on the emergence of the English essay as a distinct prose genre during the later 16th and earlier 17th centuries following the publication of Montaigne's Essais in France. Particular attention will be directed to the idea of discovery as an informing principle of style among early English essayists. The main focus of the reading and research will be central figures such as Francis Bacon, John Donne, and Ben Jonson as well as to other early essayists such as Sir William Cornwallis, Robert Johnson, and Daniel Tuvill.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976-1981

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979


FT-11360-72

Wisconsin Humanities Council (Madison, WI 53705-5202)
James W. Stephens (Project Director: July 1972 to present)
Francis Bacon and The Philosophical Style

To define and analyze a communication theory designed primarily for intellectual pursuits and the exchange of knowledge among scholars.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1972 – 9/30/1972