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FEL-273019-21

Anne D. Hedeman
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Gothic Manuscripts, 1320-1390

Research and preparation of of a co-authored book on medieval illuminated manuscripts from France during the 14th century.

Anne D. Hedeman in collaboration with Elizabeth Morrison will co-author Gothic Manuscripts, 1320-1390, a volume in the series A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France. The volume’s co-authored introductory essay and analysis of 100-150 individual manuscripts, with each scholar contributing fifty to seventy-five analyses, will create an indispensable reference work for established scholars while offering beginning scholars an overview of the visual culture of a distant time and place and of the material, intellectual, and art historical significance of fourteenth-century books. Fourteenth-century illumination in France has not been as well-studied as that from other eras. This volume will reveal that it is the very circumstances of political and societal upheaval in the fourteenth century that drove the book market to be one of the most active and inventive, impelling new types of books, illumination programs, and stylistic experimentation.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021


FEL-273163-21

Misty Y. Schieberle
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Patriarchy, Politics, and Christine de Pizan's Influence on English Literature, 1400-1478

Research and writing leading to a book on the reception of French author Christine de Pizan’s writing in late medieval English Literature.

This monograph recovers French author Christine de Pizan's substantial influence on late medieval English literature, an influence obscured by male writers' failure to cite her properly or at all, due to a combination of misogyny and political rivalries. Using a methodology that attends to gender, translators' practices, and political tensions between England and France, I reorient fifteenth-century English literary culture around Christine as the central figure whose inventive perspectives on authority, gender, war, and politics provided a rich opportunity for English writers to translate, adapt, and react to her ideas. New manuscript evidence reveals that writers such as Hoccleve and Lydgate knew Christine’s works better than their poems disclose, demonstrating that although they prefer to place themselves in the masculine English lineage of Chaucer, they owe many innovations in the form, content, and quality of their writings to the prominent French woman author instead.

Project fields:
British Literature; French Literature; Medieval Studies

Program:
Fellowships

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2021 – 7/31/2022


GA-276547-20

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Reece Hardy (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
Spencer Art At Home: Sustaining Public Access to Art, Ideas, and Experiences with the Spencer Museum of Art

The retention of seventeen positions to create the museum’s online public programs, K-12 and college instruction, and exhibitions.

The Spencer Museum of Art requests support for general operating needs and staff positions critical to maintaining and expanding engagement with art and ideas beyond the walls of the Museum. An award from the NEH will sustain roles critical for generating new content about art and society and delivering that content to a broad range of publics, including K-12 and university students, educators at all levels, scholars and researchers, and lifelong learners. With support from the NEH, the Museum will bolster its digital presence and develop creative alternatives to in-person learning experiences, while preparing for new, safe ways of accessing art and ideas within the Museum’s spaces when community members are welcomed back into the galleries.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Arts, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020


FZ-271922-20

Randall J. Fuller, PhD
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Bright Circle: Five Remarkable Women in the Age of Transcendentalism

A group biography of five female members of the American transcendentalist movement: Mary Moody Emerson (1774-1863), Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-94), Sophia Hawthorne (1809-71), Lidian Jackson Emerson (1802-92), and Margaret Fuller (1810-50).

This will be the first full-length group biography of women transcendentalists. Recounting the lives and intellectual work of five compelling personalities--Mary Moody Emerson, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Sophia Hawthorne, Lidian Jackson Emerson, and Margaret Fuller--"Bright Circle" will be written for a broad audience of American literature and history buffs as well as for those interested in women who played a vital role in shaping our national culture. By tracing the biography of each woman, the book shows their connections to one another and how each explored the possibilities of feminine intellectual life. Unpublished letters and journals are used to reveal how these five women contributed to the first important literary and philosophical movement in the nation and, in the process, inaugurated a distinctively American form of feminism.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Public Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021


PF-271970-20

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Whitney Baker (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Improving energy efficiency in collection storage in Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

The updating of a 1968 heating and air-conditioning system in Spencer Library to provide a more optimal preservation environment for the university’s collection of rare books and manuscripts, while achieving a significant reduction in overall energy costs for the building.

The University of Kansas Libraries requests funds to implement some of the recommendations provided by environmental consultants who conducted environmental testing on Spencer Library's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system over 18 months during a 2017-2019 planning grant. In this implementation grant, the second phase of a multi-phased project, the Libraries hope to replace obsolete, 1968-era pneumatically controlled reheats in the ceilings of collection areas of the building with modern electric reheats, variable air volume (VAV) dampers, and new direct digital controls (DDC). At the beginning and end of the project, testing and balancing will be conducted to ensure that the installed equipment is working properly. The new devices will be significantly more energy efficient, individually controllable and serviceable by technicians, and will provide a more optimal preservation environment for Spencer’s collections.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2020 – 3/31/2022


EH-272538-20

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Ayesha K. Hardison (Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Maryemma Graham (Co Project Director: August 2020 to present)
Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present, and Future

A three-week institute for 25 higher education faculty on the life and works of author Zora Neale Hurston.

This 3-week Institute for Higher Education Professionals focuses on author Zora Neale Hurston's diverse body of work, and its unwaning impact on American literature and culture. A novelist, folklorist, anthropologist, journalist, and precursor to the applied humanities, Hurston is the most prolific African American woman writer of the early 20th century. Her oeuvre, including an autobiography, novels, essays, and folklore collections published at the height of her career, is still expanding, as her previously unpublished work, namely short stories, plays, and ethnography, appear recurringly in print. "Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present, and Future" is inspired by this as well as the enduring popularity of Hurston's seminal novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The Institute will enable 25 participants to develop new perspectives and deeper appreciation of Hurston's texts in order to place her in 21st century contexts and foster new directions for teaching and research.

Project fields:
American Literature; Literature, Other

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2020 – 12/31/2021


CHA-261952-19

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Reece Hardy (Project Director: March 2018 to present)
Infrastructure Improvements to the Spencer Museum of Art's Collection Storage, Freight Elevator, and Galleries

Improvements to an art museum, including the purchase of compact shelving for a collection storage area housing two-dimensional framed works of art and three-dimensional objects; mechanical repairs to a freight elevator; and renovations to two long-term exhibition galleries.

To support the a two-stage facility enhancement project that will build capacity for sharing the Spencer Museum of Art's global collection of more than 45,000 objects. Space-maximizing changes to collection storage will improve access to objects as well as their safety, while sustaining continued, responsive development of the collection. Modifications to the freight elevator will ensure safe transportation of collection objects and staff between storage and galleries. Renovation and re-installation of two long-term exhibition galleries will refresh these spaces with relevant installations that are pertinent to current humanities scholarship and contemporary audiences.

Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$406,542 (approved)
$406,542 (offered)
$301,332 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 7/31/2023


FEL-262095-19

Erik R. Scott
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Illegal Emigration: Soviet Defectors and the Borders of the Cold War World

Preparation of a book that explores Soviet defectors from the Cold War era to the 1970s and the changing nature of defection as a global phenomenon.

This book project challenges the notion of the Cold War world as a place of stable boundaries and illuminates the strategies of the Soviet state and its citizens in an era of creeping globalization. It examines defection as a global phenomenon produced by the criminalization of emigration by socialist states and the strategic encouragement of departure by capitalist states during the Cold War. Drawing on archival documents from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, the Baltic states, the U.K., and the U.S., the project will produce a book tracing the global journeys of defectors through the contested borderlands of the period, including refugee camps, restricted border zones, international waters, and airspaces. Exploring the history of defection from 1945 to the present, the book considers how the competition for Soviet migrants helped shape the governance of global borders and reinforce an international refugee regime whose legacy and limitations remain with us to this day.

Project fields:
Immigration History; Political History; Russian History

Program:
Fellowships

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2020 – 12/31/2020


FT-254487-17

Catherine P. Batza
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Local and Regional Responses to AIDS in the American Heartland during the 1980s and 1990s

A book-length historical study of local and regional responses to AIDS in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the early AIDS crisis, the Heartland became a cultural and political battleground over sexuality, morality, and citizenship. The disease inspired the sick, their families, and LGBTQ people to fight AIDS and the homophobia it fueled; without this tragic impetus, many would have stayed closeted, remained apathetic, or left the region. Most LGBTQ historical scholarship depicts the Heartland as inspiring an LGBTQ exodus, a foil to coastal cities, or a backdrop to sexual secrecy. As the first in-depth historical study of AIDS in the Heartland, this work recasts the region as an important site in national AIDS history. An NEH Summer Stipend would fund research and the writing of chapter 2, which unearths local responses to early AIDS and serves as the bedrock for the argument that the respectability politics most resonant and effective in the politically and religiously conservative Heartland deeply shaped the initial AIDS response and the national LGBTQ political agenda for a generation.

Project fields:
Gender Studies; U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2017 – 8/31/2017


AK-255364-17

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Kathryn Angela Rhine (Project Director: October 2016 to present)
Global Medical Humanities: Bridging Digital Divides in Healthcare

A two-year faculty and curriculum development project on global health and medicine in the digital age.

The proposal seeks to establish a first-of-its-kind undergraduate program providing students the knowledge and skills needed to innovate and excel in the multi-disciplinary fields of global health and medicine in an era of profound digital transformation and persistent inequality. We will develop a Global Medical Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Program. This will include courses that provide students the opportunity to apply their understandings of humanistic modes of inquiry and foreign languages to an array of global health concerns. Students will also be afforded experiential learning opportunities to contribute to KU's WHO-affiliated Community Tool Box website. The certificate is KU's first major initiative to bring together linguists, humanists, and social scientists with global expertise to address health-related themes in their classes. The centerpiece of this proposal is a curriculum development workshop to align the various partners in the larger vision for the program.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Humanities Connections

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,227 (approved)
$98,227 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 8/31/2021


PF-255826-17

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Whitney Baker (Project Director: December 2016 to October 2019)
Improving the Physical Environment in Spencer Research Library

A planning grant to study significant environmental factors—in particular, an outdated heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system—that pose a threat to the applicant’s rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.

The University of Kansas Libraries requests funds to develop a plan to closely monitor Spencer Library's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that poses a threat to long-term preservation of its rare book, manuscript, and archival collections, plus additional funds to implement findings resulting from the testing process. University of Kansas Libraries hopes to enlist the consulting services of Image Permanence Institute to develop a sustainability plan for optimizing the current air handling unit and heating-air conditioning system in Spencer Library. IPI consultants will make three site visits to set up, collect, and analyze data from Spencer's air handling unit and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The Institute will provide ongoing investigations of mechanical system settings and operations over 18 months, develop suggestions and priorities for optimizing the existing system and improving the preservation quality of Spencer Library's spaces.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 3/31/2019


AQ-248198-16

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Ani Kokobobo (Project Director: September 2015 to June 2019)
NEH Enduring Questions Course on Ethics and Community

The development and teaching of a new undergraduate course on the ethical boundaries of community.

In the proposed course, Ani Kokobobo, assistant professor of Slavic Literatures at the University of Kansas, uses canonical works of nineteenth Russian literature and philosophical works to consider the boundaries of communities through the enduring question: "Am I my brother's keeper?" In Russian culture, as reflected in the works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, community is understood in capacious and almost universalist terms. We focus on the significant moral responsibility these writers believe community members have toward one another and the challenges of upholding these moral responsibilities. Kokobobo pairs the Russian texts with six distinct ethical philosophies-ethical relativism, egoism, consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, and feminist ethics. Having honed their ethical vocabularies, students spend the last month of this class applying these skills to thinking about the boundaries of our contemporary American communities, with a special focus on racial divisions.

Project fields:
Ethics; Russian History; Russian Literature

Program:
Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$19,999 (approved)
$19,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 12/31/2018


HD-248607-16

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: September 2015 to June 2019)
Black Book Interactive Project

Preliminary steps toward developing a metadata schema that accounts for race in order to increase scholarly access to archival materials.

The negligible number of African American (AA) literary texts digitally available for scholars working in the field of digital humanities remains a persistent problem. The Black Book Interactive Project (BBIP) responds to this critical digital invisibility by proposing to create a metadata schema that accounts for race, to make these archives more discoverable for scholarship. Using 75 novels from the Project on the History of Black Writing digital archive, we will produce a demonstration project that increases access to little known AA texts, encourages and enables text mining as a digital practice, and bridges the current gaps in computational research in literary studies. Our goal is to expand the community of users and practitioners and to make this schema a standard for the interactive exploration of similar digitized collections.

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Project fields:
African Literature; American Literature

Program:
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 2/28/2018


FT-248911-16

Erik R. Scott
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Soviet Defectors and the Borders of the Cold War World, 1945-1991

Two months of archival work toward a book-length manuscript on Soviet defectors during the Cold War (1945-1991).

This project examines the history of defection and uses it to investigate how the national and ideological borders of the socialist world were defined, disputed, and sometimes transgressed. It focuses on Soviet defectors and the development of the Soviet border regime in particular but also considers how defection developed in other settings. Tracing the winding journeys of defectors from the Soviet Union to the West through border zones, transit hubs, extraterritorial spaces, and disputed areas beyond the limits of state jurisdiction, such as international waters and airspaces, the project draws on Soviet and American archival documents to challenge the notion of the Cold War world as a place of stable boundaries and offer a granular perspective on how states operate in liminal spaces and how people navigate them.

Project fields:
Russian History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 6/30/2016


ZA-250648-16

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Paul T. Kelton (Project Director: February 2016 to November 2017)
Next Generation Careers for KU Humanities PhDs

Planning at the University of Kansas (KU) around five topics: 1) potential reforms to the doctoral curriculum; 2) the place of engaged or applied scholarship in PhD training; 3) methods for enlisting the assistance of alumni in training for alternative careers; 4) possible partnerships with nonacademic employers, and 5) the need to modify recruitment and admissions practices.

The University of Kansas humanities planning group will make recommendations that will transform humanities doctoral education. The committee's work will create departmental cultures in the humanities that recognize and value the range of careers open to humanities doctoral recipients. Secondly, it will create greater parity between the training that doctoral students receive and the range of career opportunities they seek. The end result will be a set of recommendations that will deepen the impact PhD graduates can have in their careers.

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Project fields:
History, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Next Generation Humanities PhD (Planning)

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$25,000 (approved)
$25,000 (offered)
$25,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2016 – 7/31/2017


ES-250805-16

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Shawn Leigh Alexander (Project Director: February 2016 to December 2019)
Teaching the "Long Hot Summer" of 1967 and Beyond: Racial Disturbances in Recent US History

A three-week summer institute for thirty schoolteachers on the urban riots of 1967, placed in a broad historical context.

The Langston Hughes Center proposes a three-week institute in June 2017 for thirty secondary teachers to study race, urban communities, and civil disturbances in historical context. It will feature a broad humanities outlook to place events in 1967 in perspective, utilizing an interdisciplinary faculty with differing viewpoints and diverse racial and gender identities, making connections between prior incidents and today. The institute will encourage teachers to think about the events and issues affecting their students from multiple viewpoints, becoming familiar with primary and secondary texts as well as innovative humanities-based strategies for engaging critical subject matter about race and conflict. Under the guidance of institute scholars, participants will develop web-based portfolios that include lesson plans suitable for their home institutions.

Project fields:
African American History; History, General; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$180,247 (approved)
$156,391 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


BH-250945-16

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Reece Hardy (Project Director: February 2016 to present)
Native American and African-American Educational Experiences in Kansas, 1830-1960

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two schoolteachers on Native American and African-American educational experience in Kansas.

In summer 2017, the Spencer Museum of Art, located on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, will host two workshops on " Native American and African American Educational Experiences in Kansas, 1830 to 1960." Drawing on the resources and expertise of the Spencer Museum of Art and the University of Kansas; state and national historic sites; archives; and community members, artists, and scholars, each weeklong workshop will engage national K-12 teachers with the complex history of race relations in American education. Through a comparative study of Native American and African American educational history, workshop participants will gain insights into the distinct yet interwoven cultural narratives that comprise U.S. history.

Project fields:
African American History; Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$173,830 (approved)
$166,817 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $159,049
Supplement (2017) $14,781
Supplement (2020) $-7,013


FA-232416-16

David W. Tell
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Emmett Till, Geography, and the Rhetoric of Place

A book-length study on the rhetoric of, and geography surrounding, the murder, trial, and memory of Emmett Till.
 

In August 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was tortured and murdered for whistling at a white woman in the Mississippi Delta. The murder has been a staple of American public memory. In the sixty years since Till's murder, only eight years have passed without the case being covered by the New York Times. Scaling Emmett Till uses the constant commemorations of Emmett Till to explore the intersections among race, geography, and memory. It does so by foregrounding the geographic variables in Till’s murder. This book project focuses on the contested murder site, sixty years of inconsistent maps, and, above all, the various geographic regions through which Till’s murder has been given meaning: the state of Mississippi, the Mississippi Delta, and Tallahatchie County. It argues that as the scale of his murder has shifted from the state to the Delta to the county, the basic geographic facts of the case have been altered and the role of race has been called into question.

Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017


LD-234347-16

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Elizabeth L. MacGonagle (Project Director: June 2015 to October 2019)
Engaging Communities for the Common Good: Stories about Migration in the Public Square

The collection of stories, using a public forum, and other public programming, on Midwestern experiences related to new African immigrants.

By harnessing the power of compelling stories, local communities will engage in important, and perhaps difficult, conversations about the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic and cultural shifts in mid-America. A team of humanities experts will facilitate and collect stories to meet the need for meaningful public discussions about Midwestern experiences related to new African immigrants. Following a public forum and teleconference on migration stories in the Midwest, community programming will include humanities workshops in storytelling, poetry, theatre, and visual art that will produce knowledge in approachable forms to be shared with a wider national audience via digital media. Educational resources and additional activities with local partners about stories of immigration will increase understanding across civic and cultural divides and help overcome obstacles that prevent immigrants and host communities from coming together for the common good.

Project fields:
African Studies; American Studies; Ethnic Studies

Program:
Humanities in the Public Square

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$140,811 (approved)
$140,565 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


FT-229357-15

Vitaly Chernetsky
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Ukraine's Ongoing Social Transformation and its Literary Representations

Summer reading and writing on Slavic Literature.

Since November 2013, ongoing crisis has placed Ukraine on the front pages of global news media. The mass protests that came to be known as the Euromaidan, the collapse of the Yanukovych government, the Russian annexation of Crimea, and the mixture of a civil war with an escalating Russian intervention in Ukraine's east brought unprecedented global attention to Ukraine. In recent months the country has radically transformed, which has profoundly affected Ukrainians' understanding of their identity and their view of Ukraine's place in the global family of nations. This project examines the role of contemporary Ukrainian writers and other public intellectuals in these events--their documentation of and creative response to the experiences of turmoil, psychological trauma, displacement, and the emerging formation of a new Ukrainian identity, which reaches across preexisting divides caused by differences in language, ethnicity, gender, age, and other factors.

Project fields:
Slavic Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 7/31/2015


FA-57755-14

Iris Smith Fischer
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Charles Peirce and the Role of Aesthetic Expression in 19th-Century U.S. Philosophy and Semiotics

Why did the modern discipline of semiotics--the study of how phenomena come to have meaning--appear in US philosophy at the end of the 19th century? Which cultural contexts made it possible? This project is the first to present evidence that theatre practices putting the actor's craft on a scientific basis contributed crucially to early investigations in semiotic method. Philosopher Charles Peirce noted these practices' intellectual similarities to his own system of modern scientific inquiry. His semiotics might not have developed, though, if he had not engaged in theatrical activities that demonstrated the operations of performance in human cognition. Semiotic method assumes a material reality out of which meaning emerges in mediated forms. This study's greatest humanistic significance lies in revealing the role of performance in 19th-century models of inquiry and demonstrating that current work in the humanities on cognition is grounded in semiotic conceptions of embodied experience.

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Project fields:
Literary Criticism; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014


FA-57828-14

Arienne M. Dwyer
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Narratives and Metanarratives of the Silk Road

This book combines critical analysis with linguistics and ethnohistory to analyze stories told by and about the "Chinese Turkmens," the Salars, as a way of understanding ideologies of culture. The Salars are a formerly nomadic indigenous Central Asia group with a historical memory of the Silk Road. Alternately taking the perspective of the Salar storyteller, the Chinese anthropologist, and the Western explorer, this book explores the competing 20th century ideological uses of these texts by storytellers and outsiders. The study is part literary criticism and part case study of regional, national, religious, and cultural ideologies as revealed through Salar literature and what people today say about it. The book analyzes the content, stylistics, and ideologies of these stories and presents 20 sample texts, audio of which will be made freely available over the web. Criticism and translations are combined into one volume to encourage interdisciplinary exploration of the materials.

Project fields:
East Asian Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014


EH-50446-14

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: March 2014 to June 2016)
Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement

A two-week college and university institute for twenty-five participants on African-American poetry from 1960 to the present.

"Don't Deny My Voice II: Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement" (DDMV II), a 2-week Institute for college and university teachers, focuses on the explosion in contemporary black poetry and the multiple communities involved in its production and circulation. During a successful first Institute in 2013, we mapped the history and modal transformation of 20th-century African American poetry. In a second Institute, we will give more attention to explicating the concepts of "tradition and innovation, continuity and change" by looking at the form and function of contemporary black poetry, as more read, write and teach it. DDMV II is guided by an understanding that teachers have few resources for presenting modern African American poetry to their students. The Institute will enable 25 participants to develop a deep understanding of African American poetry after the Black Arts Movement, to explore the reasons for its global popularity and to engage in projects for teaching and research.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$156,554 (approved)
$156,394 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 2/29/2016


FA-57106-13

Scott D. Jenkins
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Friedrich Nietzsche and the Problem of Pessimism

This project examines Friedrich Nietzsche's connection to the tradition of philosophical pessimism that stretches from Greek tragedy to modern figures such as Giacomo Leopardi and Arthur Schopenhauer, and on to the present day. Philosophical pessimism is the view that our lives are of much less value to us than we commonly assume. This study will argue that the account of pessimism and tragedy in ancient Athens that Nietzsche provides in his first book, "The Birth of Tragedy," is merely the first step in a lifelong engagement with pessimism. The book resulting from this study will explain how Nietzsche's doctrines of will to power and eternal recurrence reconfigure the problem of pessimism and examine the solutions Nietzsche provides to this problem. The result will be a radically new account of Nietzsche as a philosopher whose intellectual life was guided by the single problem of the value of life.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2013 – 7/31/2014


CH-50951-12

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Victor Bailey (Project Director: May 2011 to December 2016)
Advancing Research Collaboration in the Humanities (ARCH)

Endowment for programs designed to encourage, develop, and advance collaborative research in the humanities at the University of Kansas's Hall Center for the Humanities and in the community.

The principal focus of this application is to develop capacity-building programs centered on fostering collaboration in humanities research. While collaboration has not traditionally been the mode of scholarly production in the humanities, faculty and students have become increasingly interested in pursuing collaborative projects. Humanities research produced through collaboration has the potential to answer broader, more complex questions in a more thoroughly interdisciplinary way. The proposed programs, Research Collaboratives and Scholars on Site, will provide institutional support for collaborative research among scholars and between scholars and community partners. Partnerships with community organizations will demonstrate how the humanities inform issues and challenges of wider public concern. The programs will serve as models for how scholars conduct collaborative humanities research and how institutions can support collaborative and public projects.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$425,000 (approved)
$425,000 (offered)
$425,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2009 – 7/31/2016


FT-59549-12

E. Bruce Hayes
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Polemical Humor at the Start of the French Wars of Religion

This project focuses on a specific historic instance of destructive humor found in polemical pamphlets and theater in the first part of the French Wars of Religion. The ultimate goal is to produce a book-length study that will consider the evolution of partisan theater and pamphlets, the two most popular forms of propaganda during this time of conflict. Understanding how forms of popular entertainment were transformed into propaganda devices in sixteenth-century France will help to further our comprehension of the conflicts that helped define an extraordinarily bloody century. In addition to history and literary studies, this work will be of interest to the fields of humor and theater studies. It also will make an important contribution to peace and conflict studies, uncovering new links between humor and violence.

Project fields:
French Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012


EH-50339-12

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: March 2012 to August 2014)
Don't Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African-American Poetry

A three-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty on African-American poetry and poetics.

"Don't Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African American Poetries," a three-week institute for college and university teachers, responds to the resurgence of interest in contemporary poetry, its expanded production and wide circulation. We focus on the history, changes and modal transformations of African American poetry in our cultural and social landscape and consider three critical periods: 1900-1960, 1960-80 and 1980-present. Guided by experts in the field and supported by the archival resources of the Project on the History of Black Writing and the Furious Flower Poetry Center, participants will examine the practice of poetry- its creation, production and performance- and consider a new poetics for reading, teaching and interpreting. The institute will enable 25 participants to develop a deeper understanding of the range and diversity of African American poetries, to explore the reasons for their global popularity and to engage in projects for teaching and further research.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$189,203 (approved)
$186,503 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 12/31/2013


PG-51169-11

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Reece Hardy (Project Director: May 2010 to December 2012)
Saving the Spooner Collection: A Preservation Assessment

A general preservation assessment leading to a comprehensive plan to preserve 9,000 fragile ethnographic items in the Spooner Collection housed in the Spencer Museum of Art. The objects--collected since 1890 from around the globe with a focus on New World cultures--are made of feathers, natural fibers, leather, wood, base metals, and other organic materials and present serious preservation and access challenges for housing and exhibition.

In 2007, the University of Kansas (KU) granted stewardship of 10,000 items of global art/culture, collected continuously since 1890 as ethnographic objects, to the Spencer Museum of Art (SMA). Known as the Spooner Collection, these objects belonged to the KU Museum of Anthropology until it closed in 2002 for financial reasons. The anthropology museum was a small institution with limited resources, and therefore the collection was housed in less-than-ideal conditions, resulting in dust and insect damage to many objects. Since acquiring custody of the collection, the SMA has taken many steps to stabilize it within the constraints of the Museum's existing resources. Now the Spencer Museum of Art seeks $6,000 from the NEH to carry out a general preservation assessment of the Spooner Collection, with the aim of evaluating the SMA's efforts to stabilize the collection and ensuring it is properly integrated into the Museum's overall policies and disaster plan.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012


PW-50797-11

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Saralyn Reece Hardy (Project Director: July 2010 to September 2014)
Photographing and Creating Access to Collections of Global Art and Culture at the Spencer Museum of Art

Cataloging of up to 5,800 ethnographic objects including ceramics, baskets, and other Native American materials from North America at the Spencer Museum of Art.

In 2007, the University of Kansas granted stewardship of 9,000 objects of global art and culture, collected continuously since 1890 as ethnographic objects, to the Spencer Museum of Art (SMA). We seek $349,978 from NEH to hire temporary personnel and purchase equipment and supplies to (1) complete our efforts to accession these objects into SMA's 27,000-object permanent collection; (2) collect data and carry out limited research to provide contextual information; and (3) photograph the objects. The resulting information and visual documentation will be freely accessible via the Museum's searchable online database. The proposed project will consolidate, standardize and augment existing object records, and create publication-quality photographs, thus greatly enhancing the collection's research potential; it will also broaden the Museum's ability to interpret and display for the benefit of diverse audiences, exceptional, little-known objects representative of our worldwide heritage.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014


PW-50847-11

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Karen S. Cook (Project Director: July 2010 to August 2014)
Exploring the History of 19th-Century Ornithology and Scientific Illustration through the Works of John Gould

Cataloging and the production of finding aids for scientific illustrations and related materials from the collections of the British artist of birds, John Gould (1804-81). Approximately 6,300 of Gould's drawings, watercolors, lithographic stones, lithographic proofs, color trials, and published prints would be digitized and made accessible online.

The University of Kansas proposes to catalog two major collections central to the history of 19th century ornithology and scientific illustration, the Gould and Sauer collections. This project will also digitize and publish online about 6,300 images from the Gould collection, the largest worldwide, of manuscripts and publications by and about John Gould (1804-1881). The Gould material is complemented by the research archive of Gordon Sauer, leading Gould biographer and historian. Project outcomes will include EAD finding aids of the Gould materials and Sauer papers, and high-quality digital images of the Gould drawings, watercolors, lithographic stones and proofs, color trials and associated published prints from the bird books. All digital resources will be available through KU Libraries’ website for use by historians of science and scientific illustration and publishing, and other users, including the bird-loving public, conservation advocates, and educators and their students.

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

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$70,939 (approved)
$50,885 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014


FT-58628-11

Derrick L. Darby
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
What is Wrong with Racial Inequality? A Philosophical Account

This project will supply a philosophical account of the normative basis of our collective obligation to diminish racial inequality. It will complement existing work on the limits of post-Rawlsian egalitarianism and expand the range of work in political philosophy informed by the study of race and racial inequality. This work is on the cutting edge of a growing trend in political philosophy that combines the broader humanistic study of the legacy of race and racism and normative philosophical inquiry about matters of race and racial inequality with empirical scholarship for philosophical reflections about justice, equality, and freedom. It will appeal to scholars working in the humanities and social sciences and to general audiences concerned about persistent racial inequality and the nature of our collective responsibility to diminish it.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2011 – 7/31/2011


FA-55004-10

Sherrie J. Tucker
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen

This timely oral history-based study examines memories of people who narrate competing national visions as they converged on the dance floor of the Hollywood Canteen, a celebrated nightclub where members of the guilds and unions of the motion picture industry entertained military personnel in Los Angeles during WWII. Based on archival research and interviews with approximately sixty Canteen-goers, this book builds on my previous work on swing, race, gender, and nation to explore historic and continuing struggles over social and political meanings of American democracy on one potent site of swing-culture-as-national-memory. In listening to the ways that war-time swing memory propels seductive narrations of nation as simultaneously populist and affluent; innocent and powerful; multicultural and white; this book also yields modes of hearing contradictions, negotiations, and critiques in the interplay of narratives from the less memorialized corners of the dance floor.

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Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010


FT-57531-10

Svetlana P. Vassileva-Karagyozova
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Communism through the Eyes of a Child: The Post-1989 Polish Initiation Novel

This book project examines the literary reflection of recent changes in Polish politics and society. No attempt has been made to provide an in-depth study of the post-1989 Polish initiation novel as a specific genre, as a generational assessment of the previous communist era, or as an examination of the psychological costs of Poland's transition from communism to democracy. Almost two decades after the 1989 collapse of communism in Poland, this project provides that analysis. It interrogates a selection of post-1989 pseudo-autobiographical novels whose central theme is the recollection of childhood and adolescent experiences in the People's Republic of Poland. These novels atomize the grand discourse of "official" history by presenting individual, intimate accounts of ordinary people's private affairs under the communist regime. Thus, they can help answer important questions such as Why did Communism fail? and Why is the transition to democracy taking so long?

Project fields:
Slavic Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010


FA-54404-09

R. Keith McMahon
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Empresses and Consorts from the Ming to the End of Imperial China, 1368-1911

This final component of a three-part book is a narrative history of rulers, their wives, and concubines in the Ming and Qing dynasties, the last two dynasties of Chinese imperial history. It deals with key developments in the treatment of empresses, consorts, and their families; the focus is on women as agents of power in spite of the basic principle in China that women shall not be rulers. Ming emperors chose spouses from low-ranking families, picking women based on personal qualities, not the rank and political status of their families, thus weakening the power of the families of empresses and consorts. The Qing further eroded the power of consort families by instituting palace regulations that made it impossible for imperial wives to maintain close relations with their natal families. After completing the sections on the Ming and Qing, I will revise and tie the entire book together based on the historical panorama of more than 2,000 years of imperial marriage in China.

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Project fields:
East Asian History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2009 – 7/31/2010


ES-50320-09

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: March 2009 to December 2011)
The Wright Connection: Native Son, Black Boy, and Uncle Tom's Children

: A two-week high school teacher institute for thirty participants to explore Richard Wright's Native Son, Black Boy, and Uncle Tom's Children within their historical contexts.

The institute will read Wright's texts conspicuously absent from many curricula despite the direct connection to contemporary concerns about literacy, tolerance, and diversity central to national dialogue. Native Son, Black Boy, and Uncle Tom's Children, two short stories and select poems will link close reading, guided research, and seminars and workshops by scholars, practitioners, and specialists approached from a range of perspectives. New technologies, including a website and virtual seminars, will expand learning opportunities post-institute and offer access to a larger community of educators. Teachers will contribute to the construction of a digital sourcebook, to maximize the use of technology for sharing their course materials. The import lies in the role of education in a civil society, reaffirming a key goal of humanities education: to elicit a keen sense of identity from an examination of past deeds, events, documents, and forms of self-expression from our cultural past.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 5/31/2011


FV-50238-09

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Janet Sharistanian (Project Director: March 2009 to May 2017)
America and The Great War: An Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literature and History

A five-week school teacher summer seminar for sixteen participants on the United States and World War I, focused on the conflict's history and cultural impact.

This NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers will draw on literature, history, and the visual arts to examine America's relationship to the Great War--a major turning point in both American and world history. Co-directed by a literary scholar and an historian, it will involve coordinated readings, trips to the National World War I Museum and Fort Leavenworth, an on-campus art exhibit and play, and work with original documents to provide school teachers with a rich experience of intellectual renewal and development.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$139,654 (approved)
$139,654 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 9/30/2010


FA-53698-08

Crispin L. Williams
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Wenxian Covenant Texts and the Birth of an Early Chinese State, 5th Century B.C.

The fellowship will enable me to ensure the completion of the excavation report for the Wenxian Covenant Texts, and to finish an English monograph on the texts. The covenants, excavated in 1980-81 in Henan, China, were brush-written on stone tablets and date to the early 5th century BC. In the individualized texts, thousands of participants swear allegiance to the leader of the Han lineage, which was soon to become an independent polity--they are primary evidence of state formation. I have collaborated with the two excavators of the texts in the past and my Ph.D. analyzed parts of the materials. Preparation of the excavation report has been conducted separately by each excavator. My previous collaboration and training make me uniquely qualified to bring the two halves together into a coherent whole for publication. I will also complete a monograph, expanding on my dissertation to provide fully annotated translations of the texts, along with interpretation of their content and language.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2008 – 7/31/2009


FA-52861-07

Jonathan Mayhew
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

My goal, during the period of the NEH fellowship, is to complete a book titled "Apocryphal Lorca," a study of the ways in which US poets have assimilated and distorted the poetry of the twentieth-century Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. I will examine translations, parodies, and apocryphal translations (translations lacking originals) in order to illuminate the cross-cultural creation of an "American Lorca" in several major postwar poets in the US. This creation is both reductive, in that it does not reflect the complexity of Lorca's work, and at the same time creative, in that it gives rise to new forms of poetry in the English language.

Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2007 – 6/30/2008


FT-54988-07

Luis Corteguera
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Talking Images in the Spanish Empire

My book project examines images of saints and kings, how early modern Spaniards viewed and used such images, and what such practices reveal about individual interaction with religious and political authority in the Spanish empire. It focuses on “conversations” with sacred and royal images in contemporary documents, which dramatize late medieval and early modern Catholics’ common practice of using images to communicate with divinity. Images bridged the separation between supplicants and God; ruler and ruled. I argue that diverse uses of images for political and religious communication allow us to see individual political and religious actions that are otherwise invisible because of our unfamiliarity with early modern Spanish visual culture.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2007 – 8/31/2007


FA-52418-06

Amy E. McNair
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Lives of the Imperial Painters: Chinese Biographies in Translation

I propose to translate the “Catalogue of the Imperial Painting Collection in the Proclaiming Harmony Era,” a twelfth-century Chinese text that presents a vivid snapshot of a legendary lost art collection, profiles the lives of 231 painters and reveals the aesthetic and social values of its patron, the artist-emperor Song Huizong (r. 1101-25). A translation of these third- through twelfth-century painters’ biographies offers factual information about the lives and practices of medieval artists and contributes to the study of biography as a genre and its relation to the social construction of knowledge, as well as to the history of Chinese painting and aesthetics, and the workings of art, politics and religion at the imperial court of China.

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Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006


FT-54365-06

Sally J. Cornelison
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Holy Bodies: Relics, Art, and Popular Religion in Florence, c. 1400-1700

The focus of "Holy Bodies" is the works of art made between the 15th and 17th centuries to honor the relics of four Florentine holy persons. These works reveal differences of class, patronage, and popular devotional practices within Florentine society. They also served to link the saints to the needs, aims, and history of the larger ecclesiastical and political communities that possessed their relics and, at the same time, underscored their effectiveness as intercessors for both elite and non-elite audiences. "Holy Bodies" will provide new insights into the ritual and devotional significance of saints' cults and images and will take its place in a growing body of literature on popular visual culture in the early modern period.

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Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2006 – 8/31/2006


LI-50185-06

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
George E. Gibbs (Project Director: March 2006 to present)
Jazz Legacy: An American Art Form

Implementation of a film viewing and discussion program about the history and interpretation of jazz.

Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
Libraries Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,000 (approved)
$1,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 12/31/2007


FA-51682-05

Brian Donovan
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Legal Narratives of Sexual Consent and Coercion in the Early Twentieth Century

Using transcripts of sex crime trials from 1900 to 1920 drawn from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Trial Transcript Project, I examine the rhetorical construction of feminine and masculine sexuality in testimony about forced prostitution, seduction, statutory rape, and first-degree rape. My analysis of courtroom narratives of sexual coercion and coercion examines how legal actors made attributions of blame and causality, and the degree of power these plaintiffs and defendants were said to have over their bodies, passions, and sexual practices. This research will show how the legal sphere shapes relations between men and women, and acts as a central mechanism whereby gender inequality is both alleviated and perpetuated.

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Project fields:
Sociology

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2005 – 7/31/2006


FA-51683-05

Mechele Leon
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Moliere and the French Revolution

I am requesting an NEH fellowship to support a twelve-month leave to prepare my book manuscript for publication. "Molière and the French Revolution" explores a key moment in the history of the reception of France's premier seventeenth-century comic playwright. It investigates the processes of revalorization by which Molière gained his eminent status in French cultural history, providing greater understanding of how a nation's cultural inheritance survives changing political and social landscapes.

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Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2005 – 7/31/2006


FT-53495-05

Michael J. Zogry
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Playing or Praying?: The Cherokee Anesto Ceremonial Complex

This book project examines a cluster of Cherokee cultural actions that, together, can be defined as a ritual or ceremonial complex. These activities orbit around anetso, a "game" played by two teams in which the object is for players armed with two rackets each to score points by transporting a ball around a goal post. Rather than expressing one "meaning" through its performance, anetso sustains a variety of cultural meanings, which helps to explain how it has remained a vital cultural activity and symbol through hundreds of years of change. Is this Cherokee ball game, therefore, a ritual, a game, or both? Why do standard scholarly categories fail to aprehend and describe it accurately? These are among the questions this study seeks to answer.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 8/31/2005


FT-53500-05

Edith W. Clowes
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Center at the Periphery: Eccentric Identity in Contemporary Russian Writing

This five-chapter book project addresses symbolic geographies and identity in contemporary Russian writing culture. It examines the process of cultural regeneration in post-Soviet Russia and emerging articulations of identity that move beyond the traumas of the post-Soviet movement. I have found a pattern of movement away from the old center of Soviet ideology in Moscow to "peripheral" symbolic-geographical spaces that free the writer to prove alternate writing forms and articulations of identity. In Summer 2005 I will focus on the novel, "Chapaev and Emptiness" ("Chapaev i pustota," 1996), by Viktor Pelevin, his quarrel with globalization, and his interest in Buddhism and East Asia as an alternate geographical locus of the mind.

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Project fields:
Slavic Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 7/31/2005


FA-52154-05

Arienne M. Dwyer
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Language Contact and Variation: A Discourse-based Grammar of Monguor

This project analyzes annotated field data to prepare a grammar of Monguor, an unwritten endangered Mongolic language complex of northern Tibet. The end product will be a series of analytical modules published initially as a grammar for a linguistic audience. A representative sample of multi-tier time-linked grammatical annotations of 100 hours of high-quality audio and video recordings will be mined for basic morphological and syntactic information and queried for patterns in variation.

Project fields:
Linguistics

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2005 – 5/31/2006


FA-50501-04

Elaine T. Gerbert
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Transformation of Vision: A Study of the Thematization of Vision in Modern Japanese Literature

Studies on modern Japanese literature have for the most part been language centered, emphasizing linguistic relationships and literary influences to the near exclusion of any consideration of the verbal culture in which the writings were grounded. This project examines the impact of new vision technology on verbal imagination by focusing on the thematization of vision in Japanese prose literature of roughly the first quarter of the 20th century, a period coincident with the emergence of a new mechanized visual regime in which magic lanterns, panoramas, cameras, stereoscopes, motion pictures, and mass-produced illustrated magazines led to new experiences of time and space and transformed relationships between viewing subject and object. In an era when technologies of image production are determining relationships between individuals and nations, the need for studies that examine the effects of visual culture upon literary culture is timely and compelling.

Project fields:
Asian Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2004 – 6/30/2005


HR-50038-04

Deborah Schwartz-Kates
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Film Music of Alberto Ginastera

My proposed research examines the previously unknown film music of the Argentine composer, Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), who is considered one of the leading musical spokesmen of the Americas. In my study, I aim to show how Ginastera's cinematic works contributed to the human experience by aesthetically inscribing the Argentine search for identity. My work will demonstrate how Ginastera's motion picture music constructed a pastoral trope of the Argentine landscape and how the composer's distinguished North American colleague, Aaron Copland, significantly shaped his work through parallel representations of the American West. To support this project, I request NEH funding to help cover the cost of travel to the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland, where Ginastera's film music manuscripts are stored. I will publish my research in an article-length study and a chapter in my forthcoming book on Alberto Ginastera and the musical construction of Argentine pastoral space.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Faculty Research Awards

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 12/31/2004


FT-52552-04

Tara S. Welch
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Tarpeia: History of a Roman Myth

This project examines the emperor Augustus' use of Tarpeia's myth in the decorative program of the Basilica Aemelia, a monument in the Roman Forum he restored circa 14 BC. I argue that Augustus used this legend to establish a new relationship between the individual and the state in which personal desires and liberties were subordinated to public needs and authority, and to encourage gender roles and behaviors sanctioned by the new state. This project is part of a larger study of the history and development of Tarpeia’s myth over several centuries. Changes in Tarpeia’s representation in art, literature, and ritual offer a useful window into Rome's evolving ideology.

Project fields:
Classics

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 8/31/2004


EZ-50069-04

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: April 2004 to February 2007)
Language Matters II: Reading and Teaching Toni Morrison, The Cardozo Project Model

In-service workshops followed by a summer seminar for teachers in Kansas, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky to encourage intensive study of Toni Morrison's novels.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Faculty Humanities Workshops

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006


FA-37776-03

Fiona McLaughlin
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Translation of Boubacar Boris Diop's MURAMBI, LE LIVRE DES OSSEMENTS

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Project fields:
African Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2003 – 7/31/2004


FB-38609-03

Patricia J. Graham
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Japanese Buddhist Devotional Imagery and Sacred Sites, 1600 to the Present

No project description available

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2003 – 7/31/2005


FT-51422-03

Debra Blumenthal
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Enemies and familiars: Muslim, eastern and black African slaves in late medieval Valencia

The fifteenth century city of Valencia boasted a slave and free population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity. Valencia's free Muslim (Mudejar), Christian, and Jewish inhabitants encountered male and female slaves of varied origins: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars, Greeks, Tartars, Russians, Circassians, and a growing number of black Africans. While the mechanics of the institution of slavery in Valencia have been delineated in the works of Vicenta Cortés and Vicente Graullera Sanz, the dynamics of the master-slave relationship have yet to be explored. Utilizing previously unexploited archival sources, this project examines what it meant to be a slave and what it meant to be a master in this pluralistic society.

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Project fields:
European History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2003 – 7/31/2003


GP-50042-03

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: February 2003 to October 2006)
Speaking of Rivers: Taking Poetry to the People

Implementation of poetry and book discussion programs and a website examining the writings and legacy of Langston Hughes at 20 sites in nine states and the District of Columbia.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$224,959 (approved)
$224,959 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 12/31/2005


FS-23274-02

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Andrew Peter Debicki (Project Director: March 2002 to May 2004)
Critical Approaches to Hispanic Poetry at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

A six-week seminar for college teachers to examine literary criticism of selected poems by 20th-century Spanish and Latin American authors.

Project fields:
Latin American Literature; Spanish Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$119,365 (approved)
$118,331 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 9/30/2003


ED-22414-02

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: April 2002 to February 2004)
Language Matters: Reading and Teaching Morrison

A series of workshops for school teachers in the Washington, DC, area on Toni Morrison’s novels and literary criticism.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 8/31/2003


FT-46721-02

Walter A. Clark
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Enrique Granados: A Life in Music (1867-1916)

No project description available

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 9/30/2002


FT-47074-02

Tamara L. Falicov
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Cinematic Tango: The Film Industry, the State, and National Identity in Argentina, 1930-1998

No project description available

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Project fields:
Film History and Criticism; Latin American Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 9/30/2002


FT-45947-01

Thomas W. Heilke
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Thy Kingdom Come: The Political Thought of J. H. Yoder

No project description available

Project fields:
Political Science, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,500 (approved)
$4,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2001 – 9/30/2001


GP-22256-01

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Maryemma Graham (Project Director: February 2001 to October 2002)
Speaking of Rivers: Taking Poetry to the People

Planning for a series of programs focusing on the poetry of Langston Hughes to take place in 2002 in commemoration of the centennial of his birth.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,500 (approved)
$40,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 2/28/2002


FA-36492-01

Amy E. McNair
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Buddhist Sculpture Grottoes at Longmen: Patronage, Politics and Self-Representation in Medieval China

No project description available

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2001 – 7/31/2002


FA-36494-01

Beverly B. Mack
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Contemporary Muslim Women's Scholarly Works: Kano, Nigeria

No project description available

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Project fields:
Gender Studies

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2001 – 5/31/2002


FA-36532-01

Peter C. Mancall
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard Hakluyt's Promise and the Origins of English America in an Age of Discovery

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2001 – 7/31/2002


FA-36533-01

Katherine V. Unruh
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Intervening Acts: Women Writers and Cultural Modernity in Latin America, 1920s-1930s

No project description available

Project fields:
Latin American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$35,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 8/31/2001


FA-36689-01

F. Allan Hanson
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Impact of Information Technology on Legal Knowledge

No project description available

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2001 – 4/30/2002


CH-20811-01

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Victor Bailey (Project Director: May 2000 to April 2005)
Revitalizing the Public Humanities.

Endowment for public and educational outreach in humanities programming at the Hall Center at the University of Kansas.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (offered)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1998 – 12/31/2004


FA-36052-00

Edith W. Clowes
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Displaced Discourse: Modern Russian Writing Culture and the Integration of Philosophy

No project description available

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Project fields:
Slavic Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 6/30/2001


FV-22377-00

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Janet Sharistanian (Project Director: March 2000 to April 2003)
American Women as Writers: Wharton and Cather

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$68,703 (approved)
$68,703 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 9/30/2001


FT-44153-99

Victor Bailey
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Shadow of the Gallows: The Debate Over Capital Punishment In the 20th Century

No project description available

Project fields:
British History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1999 – 9/30/1999


FA-35355-99

Victor Bailey
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Rise and Demise of Rehabilitation: Punishment, Culture and Society in Modern Britain

No project description available

Project fields:
British History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1999 – 5/31/2000


FA-35427-99

Marsha S. Weidner
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Buddhist Monasteries as Centers of Ming Aesthetic Culture (1368-1644)

No project description available

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2000 – 12/31/2000


FA-34889-98

Patricia J. Darish
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Domesticating the Exotic: The Transformation of the Kuba Textile Tradition of Zaire in the Western Imagination

No project description available

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1998 – 5/31/1999


FA-34455-97

Gail M. Bossenga
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Of Right and Rule: Origins of the French Revolution

No project description available

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1997 – 5/31/1998


FA-34644-97

Alfred C. Habegger
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Comprehensive Biography of Emily Dickinson

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1997 – 1/31/1998


FV-22094-96

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Phillip S. Paludan (Project Director: March 1996 to March 1998)
Society, Slavery and Civil War

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$63,552 (approved)
$63,068 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1996 – 9/30/1997


FV-22095-96

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Janet Sharistanian (Project Director: March 1996 to May 1999)
American Women as Writers: Wharton and Cather

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$64,855 (approved)
$64,403 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1996 – 9/30/1998


RO-22806-95

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Frank Baron (Project Director: November 1994 to July 1997)
Albert Bloch: Literary and Artistic Perspectives

To support an international team of historians of art and literature who are producing a two-volume study of the work of the American Modernist artist and poet, Albert Bloch, 1882-1961.

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; German Language

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$70,998 (approved)
$69,141 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1995 – 11/30/1996


FT-41085-95

Luis Corteguera
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Artisans and Politics in Barcelona, 1585-1640

No project description available

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,750 (approved)
$4,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1995 – 9/30/1995


FT-41086-95

John F. Pultz
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Harry Callahan and American Photography, 1938-1990

No project description available

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1995 – 9/30/1995


FS-22958-95

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
David M. Katzman (Project Director: March 1995 to March 1997)
Cultural Responses to African-American Migration

No project description available

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,708 (approved)
$97,905 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1995 – 9/30/1996


FD-23122-95

Marni Reva Kessler
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Women's Surveillance: Strategies of Effacement in Late 19th-century French Avant-Garde Painting

No project description available

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Dissertation Grants

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$14,000 (approved)
$14,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1995 – 6/30/1996


FI-28300-95

Laura L. Mielke
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Construction of Cultural Memory: Whites and Blacks in Post-Agrarian Southern Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

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

Grant period:
6/1/1995 – 8/31/1995


FA-33001-95

Danny J. Anderson
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A History of Literary Culture in Mexico, 1876-1992

No project description available

Project fields:
Latin American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1995 – 5/31/1996


FA-33446-95

Cheryl Lester
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Faulkner and the Great Migration

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1995 – 12/31/1995


FA-32846-94

David M. Katzman
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Urban African-American Working Class during Industrialization

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1994 – 5/31/1995


FA-32927-94

Lisa Marie Bitel
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Women of Ireland, ca. A.D. 700-1100

No project description available

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Project fields:
European History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1994 – 5/31/1995


EF-20197-94

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
George W. Woodyard (Project Director: March 1993 to December 1995)
University of Kansas Language Across the Curriculum Project

To support a one-year project to teach courses in history, politics, and culture in Spanish as part of a new foreign language curriculum focusing on content-based courses.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Special Opportunity in Foreign Language Education

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$45,346 (approved)
$41,481 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1994 – 6/30/1995


FD-21654-94

Arienne M. Dwyer
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
The Salar Language of China

No project description available

Project fields:
Asian Languages

Program:
Dissertation Grants

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$14,000 (approved)
$14,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1994 – 5/31/1995


FT-40407-94

Walter S. Robinson
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Indian Treaties of Colonial North and South Carolina

No project description available

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,750 (approved)
$4,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1994 – 9/30/1994


RO-22675-94

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Timothy Miller (Project Director: October 1993 to April 1998)
A History of American Communes, 1965-75

To support the research for a book-length history of American communes, 1965 to1975.

Project fields:
American Studies; Sociology

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$105,000 (approved)
$104,656 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1995 – 10/31/1997


FS-22697-93

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
David M. Katzman (Project Director: March 1993 to March 1995)
The Growth of African-American Urban Communities

No project description available

Project fields:
American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$82,140 (approved)
$79,594 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 9/30/1994


FT-37927-93

Paul Mirecki
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Coptic SYNAXEIS CODEX in Berlin's Egyptian Museums

No project description available

Project fields:
History of Religion

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,750 (approved)
$4,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1993 – 9/30/1993


FT-38512-93

Michael M. Swann
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
New World Towns: Reconstructing Landscape Images from Historical Records

No project description available

Project fields:
Latin American History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1993 – 9/30/1993


FS-22545-93

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Donald E. Worster (Project Director: March 1992 to January 1994)
The American West: Environment and History

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$79,608 (approved)
$77,031 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 9/30/1993


FI-26489-93

Walter B. Davis
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Mind and the Return in Parmenides: A Prologue to Philosophy

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,400 (approved)
$2,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1993 – 8/31/1993


GM-24970-93

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Andrea S. Norris (Project Director: December 1992 to October 1996)
Unpainted to the Last: Moby-Dick and 20th-Century American Art, 1940-90

To support a traveling exhibition and educational programs that will examine the variety of artistic responses to Herman Melville's MOBY-DICK in 20th-century American art.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$203,437 (approved)
$188,664 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1993 – 6/30/1996


RI-20731-93

Anna M. Cienciala
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Polish Question in World War II: The British, U.S. and Soviet Policy toward Poland, 1939-45

To support research in the Modern History Archives of Warsaw on the policies of the Polish Workers' Party from 1942 to 1945 and its relations with Moscow.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
International Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,324 (approved)
$2,710 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1993 – 7/31/1993


FV-21702-93

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Janet Sharistanian (Project Director: April 1993 to March 1995)
American Women as Writers: Wharton and Cather

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$56,135 (approved)
$54,548 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 9/30/1994


FV-21703-93

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Phillip S. Paludan (Project Director: April 1993 to March 1995)
Society, Slavery, and Civil War

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$57,817 (approved)
$57,552 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 9/30/1994


FA-31976-93

Marc Leland Greenberg
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Phonological History of the Slovene Dialects

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Slavic Languages

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$24,380 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1993 – 12/31/1993


FA-30693-92

Andrew Peter Debicki
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A New History of Contemporary Spanish Poetry

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1992 – 6/30/1993


FV-21526-92

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Janet Sharistanian (Project Director: April 1992 to January 1994)
American Women as Writers: Wharton and Cather

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$55,426 (approved)
$52,916 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 9/30/1993


RG-20021-92

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Donna P. Koepp (Project Director: September 1991 to January 1995)
Checklist and Index to the Maps in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

To support the creation of a list, with complete bibliographic information and extensive indexes of all maps in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, from 1789 to 1969.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Reference Materials - Guides

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$185,000 (approved)
$157,164 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1992 – 6/30/1994


GM-24599-92

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Stephen H. Goddard (Project Director: June 1991 to October 1994)
The Graphic Arts of the Belgian Avant-Garde, 1880-1900

To support a traveling exhibition and educational programs on the graphic art of the Belgian avant-garde, 1880-1900.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$148,213 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1992 – 6/30/1994


RO-22382-92

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Wojciech A. Lesnikowski (Project Director: October 1991 to September 1996)
Modernism in Central European Architecture (Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland), 1919-39

To support a scholarly encyclopedic guide to modern architecture in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland, with attention to the political context of post-World War I modernist architecture in these countries.

Project fields:
Architecture

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$132,050 (approved)
$107,927 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1992 – 4/30/1996


RO-22415-92

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Beverly B. Mack (Project Director: October 1991 to April 1997)
The Compilation, Translation, and Contextual Annotation of the Poetic Works of Nana Asma'u Bint Usman 'dan Fodio

To support the preparation of a translation and interpretation of the writings of Nana Asma'u, 1793-1865, who was an accomplished educator and poet and the daughter of an important jihad leader in North Africa.

Project fields:
African Studies

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$111,504 (approved)
$111,485 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1993 – 10/31/1996


FS-22547-92

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
William L. Andrews (Project Director: March 1992 to December 1993)
The Slave Narrative Tradition in African-American Literature and Culture

No project description available

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$73,323 (approved)
$69,388 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 9/30/1993


FT-36320-92

Anton B. Rosenthal
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Terrain of "Progress": Elites, Workers, and the Electric Streetcar in Montevideo, Uruguay

No project description available

Project fields:
Latin American History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1992 – 9/30/1992


FE-26588-92

Caroline A. Jewers
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
An Intertextual Analysis of the Provencal FLAMENCA

No project description available

Project fields:
Medieval Studies

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1991 – 11/30/1992


FE-26688-92

Halina Filipowicz
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Poetics of Insurrection: The Uprisings of 1830 and 1863 in Polish Drama

No project description available

Project fields:
Slavic Literature

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$0 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1991 – 11/30/1992


FE-26106-91

Theodore A. Wilson
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Building Warriors: The Selection and Training of U.S. Ground Combat Forces in World War II

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1991 – 5/31/1992


FT-35216-91

Peter C. Mancall
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Indians, Colonists, and the Liquor Trade in British America

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,750 (approved)
$3,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1991 – 9/30/1991


FS-22255-91

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
William L. Andrews (Project Director: March 1990 to January 1992)
The Slave Narrative Tradition in African-American Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$67,296 (approved)
$66,584 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1990 – 9/30/1991


FS-22393-91

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
David M. Katzman (Project Director: January 1992 to December 1992)
The Growth of Urban Communities in America

No project description available

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$89,175 (approved)
$87,548 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992

Funding details:
Original grant (1991) $1,000
Supplement (1992) $86,962
Supplement (1993) $-414


RX-21314-91

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
George W. Woodyard (Project Director: January 1991 to January 1993)
Latin American Theatre Today: History, Gender, Genre, Performance

To support an international conference on Latin American theater.

Project fields:
Latin American Literature; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$34,051 (approved)
$27,645 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 10/31/1992


PH-20481-91

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Alfred E. Johnson (Project Director: November 1990 to October 1994)
Preservation of the Anthropological Collections

To support the installation of an environmental system in historic Spooner Hall which houses the Museum of Anthropology and its anthropological and ethno-logical collections of approximately 400,000 native American artifacts.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
National Heritage Preservation Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$343,290 (approved)
$320,463 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1991 – 3/31/1994


FV-21368-91

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Phillip S. Paludan (Project Director: April 1991 to January 1993)
Society, Slavery, and Civil War

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$58,921 (approved)
$58,413 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992


FV-21374-91

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Janet Sharistanian (Project Director: April 1991 to January 1993)
American Women as Writers: Wharton and Cather

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$56,418 (approved)
$55,827 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992


FA-30207-91

Alfred C. Habegger
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Biography of Henry James, Sr.

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$26,333 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1991 – 5/31/1992


EH-21264-90

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Chu-tsing Li (Project Director: April 1990 to March 1992)
Modern Chinese Art and Culture

To support a six-week institute for 25 participants on the cultural background and development of art in China from the 19th century to the present.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$167,000 (approved)
$159,037 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1990 – 9/30/1991


FV-21156-90

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Phillip S. Paludan (Project Director: April 1990 to January 1992)
Society, Slavery, and Civil War

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$54,032 (approved)
$54,027 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1990 – 9/30/1991


GM-24123-90

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Stephen H. Goddard (Project Director: June 1989 to April 1991)
The Graphic Art of the Belgian Avant-Garde, 1880-1900

To support the planning of an exhibition, a catalogue, and interpretive programs on the graphic art of the Belgian avant-garde from 1880 to 1900.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$22,500 (approved)
$22,360 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1990 – 12/31/1990


GM-24242-90

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Andrea S. Norris (Project Director: December 1989 to March 1996)
Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism 850-1850

To support a traveling exhibition, catalogue, and programs that examine Buddhist paintings and related pictorial arts produced in China between 850 and 1850.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1990 – 9/30/1995


RC-21851-90

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Donna P. Koepp (Project Director: June 1991 to January 1993)
Checklist and Index to the Maps in the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET

To support work on the preparation of a checklist and index to all maps that appeared in the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET between 1789 and 1969.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$246,739 (approved)
$246,739 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1990 – 7/31/1992

Funding details:
Original grant (1990) $156,739
Supplement (1992) $90,000


FS-22109-90

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
David M. Katzman (Project Director: March 1989 to February 1991)
The Growth of Urban Black Communities in America

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$77,903 (approved)
$70,399 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1989 – 9/30/1990


FE-25188-90

Edward V. Williams
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Bell Motifs in Russian Music

No project description available

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1990 – 11/30/1991


FS-21930-89

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Andrew Peter Debicki (Project Director: March 1988 to March 1990)
Critical Approaches to 20th-Century Spanish Poetry

No project description available

Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$66,979 (approved)
$62,114 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1988 – 9/30/1989


FE-23237-89

John T. Alexander
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Favorites: Studies in 18th-Century Russian Court Politics and Culture

No project description available

Project fields:
Russian History

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1989 – 11/30/1989


FE-23865-89

Norman E. Saul
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Russian-American Relations, 1763-1917

No project description available

Project fields:
International Studies

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1989 – 11/30/1989


RL-21368-89

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
John Michael Young (Project Director: June 1988 to December 1990)
Translation of Kant's Logic and Selected Logic Lectures

To support the translation of Kant's LOGIK and three sets of lecture notes.

Project fields:
German Language; Philosophy, General

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$57,993 (approved)
$57,661 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1989 – 5/31/1990


FA-28475-89

Maria M. Carlson
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Occultism and FIN-DE-SIECLE Russian Culture

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$15,475 (approved)
$15,475 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1990 – 7/31/1990


GM-23642-88

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Stephen Addiss (Project Director: December 1987 to October 1990)
Zenga: Painting and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks, 1600-1925

To support a traveling exhibition, catalogue, and educational programs on the cultural, historical, and intellectual dimensions of ZENGA, the painting and calligraphy of Japanese monks from 1600 to 1925.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1988 – 6/30/1990


FV-21002-88

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Phillip S. Paludan (Project Director: April 1988 to March 1990)
Society, Slavery, and Civil War

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$47,740 (approved)
$47,599 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1988 – 9/30/1989


FE-21798-88

Dennis B. Quinn
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Wonder in Children's Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1987 – 5/31/1988


FE-22437-88

Iris Smith Fischer
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Participation and Resistance: Contemporary Experimental Performance in American Cultural Life

No project description available

Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1988 – 11/30/1988


FI-21733-88

Joan D. Wellman
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Feminist Critique of Plato's REPUBLIC

No project description available

Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,200 (approved)
$2,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1988 – 8/31/1988


FI-22163-88

Elly W. Trey
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A History of the Church of God and Saints of Christ

No project description available

Project fields:
History of Religion

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,200 (approved)
$2,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1988 – 8/31/1988


FI-22369-88

Andrea K. Fullen
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Quiet Rebellion: The Lives and Poetry of Nora B. Cunningham and May Williams Ward

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,200 (approved)
$2,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1988 – 8/31/1988


GM-23410-87

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Barbara J. Michael (Project Director: December 1986 to March 1989)
Pastoral Nomadism: Strategies for Survival and Continuity

To support planning for a traveling exhibition and catalogue examining pastoralnomadism as an adaptive strategy, considering it as both activity and ideology,by focusing on the Baggara of the western Sudan.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$31,188 (approved)
$31,153 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1987 – 11/30/1988


PS-20137-87

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Donna P. Koepp (Project Director: December 1986 to February 1991)
Preservation of Maps from the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET

To support the preservation of the 12,000 historical maps contained in the UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET.

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

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$80,020 (approved)
$80,016 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1987 – 7/31/1990


FA-27322-87

John F. Sweets
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Lacemakers of Le Puy

No project description available

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$27,500 (approved)
$18,589 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1987 – 6/30/1988


FE-21629-87

Edward V. Williams
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Bells of Russia: A Campanological Study

No project description available

Project fields:
Area Studies

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1987 – 8/31/1987


FT-29166-87

Regina Morantz-Sanchez
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Brooklyn EAGLE vs. Dr. Mary Dixon-Jones: A 19th-CenturyLibel Trial

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,500 (approved)
$3,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1987 – 9/30/1987


FT-27621-86

Patricia J. Fister
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Japanese Women Artists, 1600-1900

No project description available

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,000 (approved)
$3,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1986 – 9/30/1986


FA-25968-86

Alfred C. Habegger
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Henry James and the "Woman Business"

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
8/1/1986 – 8/31/1987


RO-21160-86

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
William M. Tuttle (Project Director: January 1988 to June 1990)
Children on the American Home Front during World War II: The History and Life-Span Experiences of a Generation

To support a research project analyzing the kinds of experience American children had during World War II and the consequences of these experiences whenthe children grew into middle age.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$95,686 (approved)
$93,676 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1986 – 12/31/1989

Funding details:
Original grant (1986) $83,206
Supplement (1988) $12,480
Supplement (1989) $-2,010


GM-22343-85

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Stephen Addiss (Project Director: May 1984 to October 1990)
Japanese Ghosts and Spirits: The Supernatural in Life and Art

To support an exhibition with accompanying publications investigating the importance, of supernatural forms in Japanese culture and art.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$87,208 (approved)
$87,208 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1985 – 6/30/1986


FT-26398-85

Beverly B. Mack
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Social Change among Hausa Muslim Women in Kano, Nigeria

No project description available

Project fields:
African Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,000 (approved)
$3,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1985 – 9/30/1985


RY-21373-85

Michael H. Hoeflich
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Influence of Roman and Civil Jurisprudence on the Development of 19th-Century American Jurisprudence

To support research on the influence of Roman and civil jurisprudence on the development of 19th-century American jurisprudence.

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/83 - 5/85

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1985 – 12/31/1985


EK-20131-85

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
James W. Woelfel (Project Director: April 1985 to November 1988)
Strengthening Humanities Education at the Univ. of Kansas Through Revitalization of the Western Civilization Program

To support the improvement of the university's Western civilization program by involving senior faculty members, revising the program's readings, purchasing additional audiovisual resources, and training teaching assistants.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Western Civilization

Program:
Improving Introductory Courses

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$120,000 (approved)
$119,501 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1986 – 12/31/1987


RY-20639-84

John T. Alexander
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Court and Culture Under Catherine the Great

To support research on the court and culture under Catherine the Great.

Project fields:
Russian History

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/83 - 5/85

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1984 – 7/31/1984


RY-20877-84

Karl F. Morrison
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Theories of Historical Process in 12th-Century German Writers

To support research on theories of historical process in 12th-century German writers.

Project fields:
German Literature; Medieval Studies

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/83 - 5/85

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/1985 – 6/30/1985


RL-20673-84

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Glenn R. Shafer (Project Director: August 1983 to October 1990)
Translation of Bernoulli's Art of Conjecture

To support an edition and translation of a treatise on the theory of probability, "The Art of Conjecture," by the Swiss mathematician James Bernoulli (1654-1705). Also included in the volume will be "Selected Correspondence with Leibniz."

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

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$21,931 (approved)
$21,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1984 – 6/30/1985


RC-20531-83

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Sheryl K. Williams (Project Director: June 1982 to October 1990)
Preservation and cataloging of the J.J. Pennell PhotographicCollection, 1888-1923

To support organization, cataloging and production of study positives for a collection of photographic glass plate negatives documenting Kansas local history from 1888 to 1923.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$36,800 (approved)
$36,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1983 – 10/31/1984


RX-20362-83

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Robert N. Minor (Project Director: September 1982 to October 1990)
Modern Interpreters of the Bhagavad-gita

To support a conference of scholars examining nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indian interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita, a Sanskrit text dating from ca. 150 B.C.

Project fields:
Asian Languages; History of Religion

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1983 – 5/31/1984


FT-23796-83

Ann M. Schofield
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Biography of Pauline Newman

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,700 (approved)
$2,700 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1983 – 9/30/1983


GL-20548-83

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Joseph Conrad (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
Slavic Cultural Heritage Project

To support a project designed for the residents of four states, including thosewhose ancestors emigrated from Eastern Europe, to provide an opportunity to study and understand the Slavic cultural heritage. The project will include lectures, reading lists, book exhibits, and displays of archival materials.

Project fields:
History, General; Slavic Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$55,562 (approved)
$55,562 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 12/31/1984


FA-22607-83

Kirsten F. Nigro
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Dramatic Modes in Modern Mexican Theatre: From Realism to the Present

No project description available

Project fields:
Latin American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$18,500 (approved)
$18,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1984 – 12/31/1984


FA-23133-83

William M. Tuttle, Jr
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The History of Children in the United States during the Second World War

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
8/1/1983 – 5/31/1984


CU-20029-83

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
George W. Woodyard (Project Director: September 1982 to October 1990)
Challenge Grant

To support establishment of endowments for library acquisitions and for a Center for Humanistic Studies.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Challenge Grants for Universities

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$1,000,000 (approved)
$1,000,000 (offered)
$1,000,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1980 – 7/31/1986


FT-21744-82

Halina Filipowicz
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Theatre and the Renewal of Poland

No project description available

Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1982 – 9/30/1982


FT-22248-82

Janet Sharistanian
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Critical Biography of Tess Slesinger

No project description available

Project fields:
Gender Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1982 – 9/30/1982


GZ-21217-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Jacob U. Gordon (Project Director: April 1982 to October 1990)
Kansas Black Elderly Narratives Collection

To support a project to involve black youth in the humanities through the development of primary source materials for the study of elderly blacks. The project will draw participants from Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence for four humanities seminars.

Project fields:
African American Studies; History, General

Program:
Humanities Projects for Youth

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$4,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1982 – 11/30/1983


GM-20641-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Alfred E. Johnson (Project Director: June 1982 to October 1990)
The Human Life Cycle Across Cultures: Interpreting the Museum's Permanent Collection

To support implementation of an exhibit based on the museum's permanent collections of archaeological and ethnographic items. Exhibit themes will focus on similarities and differences in the human experience across cultures, and will be organized around rituals of the life-cycle.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$149,990 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1982 – 6/30/1984


GM-20815-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Marilyn Stokstad (Project Director: January 1982 to October 1990)
The Cultural and Historical Functions of Medieval Landscape Architecture

To support implementation of an exhibition relating the history of art, architecture and landscape architecture to the history of medicine and science,literature and religion. The function of the garden in Medieval life and thought provides the conceptual framework for the exhibition and catalogue.

Project fields:
Architecture; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Medieval Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$81,377 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1982 – 9/30/1984


RX-20230-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
George W. Woodyard (Project Director: September 1981 to October 1990)
Contexts and Perspectives: A Festival/Symposium on Latin American Theatre Today

To support a conference on Latin American theatre today which will examine the role of drama in Latin America and recent experiments in playwriting, production and acting.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$9,850 (approved)
$9,849 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1982 – 1/31/1983


RC-20355-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Louise Hanson (Project Director: June 1981 to October 1990)
A Bibliography of Pacific Visual Arts

To support preparation of an annotated bibliography covering published literature pertaining to the visual arts of the native peoples of Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia.

Project fields:
Anthropology; Arts, General; Folklore and Folklife

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$23,125 (approved)
$23,124 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1982 – 5/31/1983


RC-20357-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Ann Hyde (Project Director: June 1981 to October 1990)
Guide to 16th-19th Century English Manuscript Collections

To support organization of 850 small collections of British manuscripts of the 16th-19th centuries.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$139,808 (approved)
$139,784 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1982 – 12/31/1984


RC-20359-82

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Ann E. Hagedorn (Project Director: June 1981 to October 1990)
Descriptive Catalog of History of Economics Collection

To support preparation of a subject catalog of the University's collection of books related to the history of economics, especially non-U.S. imprints published after 1850.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Economics

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$21,074 (approved)
$435 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1982 – 12/31/1982


RO-20391-82

John Younger
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Towards a General Chronology for the Major Arts of the Greek Late Bronze Age

To support development of a general chronology for the major arts -- seal engraving, fresco and vase painting, ivory carving, and monumental sculpture -- of the Greek Late Bronze Age (ca. 1600-1200 B.C.).

Project fields:
Ancient History; Art History and Criticism; Classical History

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$12,000 (approved)
$12,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1982 – 8/31/1983


RL-*0819-81

Susan Noakes
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Translation/Edition of Emilio Betti's Teoria Generale Interpretazione

To support translation and introduction of Emilio Betti's "General Theory of Interpretation," important to the study of modern history, literature, philosophy and jurisprudence.

Project fields:
Epistemology

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,400 (approved)
$22,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1982 – 7/31/1985


OP-*1809-81

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
G. Douglas Atkins (Project Director: February 1981 to October 1990)
Workshop on Employment for Humanities Ph.D.s

To support a two-part workshop addressing the short- and long-term ramifications of the academic employment slump for humanities PhDs.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Planning and Assessment Studies

Division:
Agency-wide Projects

Totals:
$27,588 (approved)
$27,405 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1981 – 6/30/1984


GP-*1775-81

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Ronald L. Harper (Project Director: February 1981 to October 1990)
Home Humanities Program

To support development and evaluation of a project to bring humanities study programs to nursing home residents through closed circuit radio as well as through trained volunteer discussion sessions.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Literature, General

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$88,342 (approved)
$88,134 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1981 – 1/31/1983


FA-*0279-81

Regina Morantz-Sanchez
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Natural Guardians of the Race: "Women Physicians in American Medicine, 1840-1979"

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,000 (approved)
$21,837 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1981 – 12/31/1981


FA-*0547-81

Donald R. McCoy
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Presidency of Harry S. Truman

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,000 (approved)
$21,915 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/16/1981 – 8/15/1982


FA-*0637-81

Robert Spires
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Development of Metafiction in the 20th Century Spanish Novel

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,000 (approved)
$22,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1981 – 7/31/1982


FP-*0155-81

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard T. De George (Project Director: November 1980 to October 1990)
Individual Values and Professional Responsibilities: Value Conflicts in Contemporary Society

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships and Stipends for Professionals

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$49,909 (approved)
$49,873 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1980 – 11/30/1981


FP-*0339-80

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard T. DeGeorge (Project Director: November 1979 to October 1990)
Individual Values and Professional Responsibilities

No project description available

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships and Stipends for Professionals

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$45,693 (approved)
$45,693 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1980 – 9/30/1980


FT-*0776-80

Akira Yamamoto
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Reference Grammar of Hualapai, an Upland Yuman Language Spoken In and Around Peach Springs, Arizona

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1980 – 9/30/1980


FT-*0870-80

Elizabeth A. Kuznesof
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
The Family in Latin America: A Social and Political History

No project description available

Project fields:
Latin American History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1980 – 9/30/1980


GM-*1743-80

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Alfred E. Johnson (Project Director: February 1980 to October 1990)
An Exhibit Plan for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kansas

To support planning for an intercultural exhibition utilizing the permanent collections of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, including 100,000 archaeological specimens and approximately 10,000 ethnographic items from Native American groups, Africa, Australia, and New Guinea.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$34,100 (approved)
$34,065 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1980 – 7/31/1981


GM-*1266-80

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Charles C. Eldredge (Project Director: February 1980 to October 1990)
TOKAIDO: Adventures on the Road in Old Japan

To support the exhibition "Tokaido: Adventures on the Road in Old Japan," interpreting travel along the old Tokaido Road from Kyoto to Edo (Tokyo) as depicted in the woodblock prints of 19th century Japanese artist, Hiroshige.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$64,253 (approved)
$62,017 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1980 – 3/31/1981


RT-*0350-80

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Wallace S. Johnson (Project Director: August 1979 to October 1990)
Conference for an Index to the Criminal Code of the Ch'ing Dynasty

To support a conference to examine the feasibility of compiling an index to "The Ch'ing Code," the criminal code of the Ch'ing Dynasty in China.

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1980 – 12/31/1980


EH-*0641-79

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
John G. Clark (Project Director: November 1978 to October 1990)
Community College Fellowship and Intern Exchange Program

To establish ten fellowships for experienced Humanities faculty from Kansas Community Colleges to participate in a seminar, colloquium and individual project. These faculty are replaced by advanced graduate students who benefit by the teaching experience.

Project fields:
Education; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$233,021 (approved)
$161,496 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1979 – 5/31/1980


E0-*0026-79

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Marilyn Stokstad (Project Director: August 1978 to October 1990)
The Museum of Art and the Humanities: A New Regional Institute Program

To emphasize the use of museum collections in undergraduate humanities courses and to make use of the scholarly museum community and regional resources.

To integrate the Museum of Art, the Science Museums and Research Library into a scholarly museum community with undergraduate courses in the humanities. The approach will emphasize the use of museum collections in undergraduate humanities courses.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Institutes Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$125,000 (approved)
$125,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1979 – 2/28/1982


FB-010579-79

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Mary Rothschild (Project Director: July 1979 to present)
'For All the Girls of America': A History of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$18,400 (approved)
$18,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/10/1979 – 7/10/1980


FA-12082-78

Alfred C. Habegger
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Nineteenth-Century American Realism and Ideal Gender Roles

To complete a book on 19th century American realism and ideal gender roles which will place realism in its full social and historical context and thus establish a new link between literature and its social matrix. Study involves three major hypotheses: (1) that the separation of the sexes in 19th century America into complementary spheres led them to develop mutually hostile ethos; (2) that the essential social function of the domestic novel was to articulate mass gender-bound daydreams; (3) that the realistic novel emerged antagonistically from domestic fiction: realism was the close study of domestic failure.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$18,843 (approved)
$18,843 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 1/31/1979


FA-12288-78

John F. Sweets
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Clemont-Ferrand, 1939-1945; One French Town's Response to War and Occupation

To investigate the reactions of the people in a French town, Clermont-Ferrand, to war and defeat, the Vichy Regime, and the German occupation. Period to be examined is from 1939 to 1945 and material to be studied will come from the local archives at the Prefecture and City Hall; records of the German occupation authorities to be found in the National Archives, Washington, D.C., and in Freiburg, Germany. The results of the study will provide insight into the nature and significance of collaboration and resistance, assess the extent of grass roots support for the Vichy Regime, and explain any significant contrasts in response from individuals or groups of different social class or ideological persuasion.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 5/31/1979


ED-*0868-78

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
John Tollefson (Project Director: November 1977 to October 1990)
Busniess and the Humanities: A Closer Relationship

A program to cement present good relationships between the School of Business and the humanities departments. Program includes new courses in Philosophy, English, History, and the languages, which will be of particular interest to business students and establishment of a permanent Humanities-Business Committee.

Project fields:

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$295,879 (approved)
$273,031 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 6/30/1981


RX-*1103-78

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Andrew Peter Debicki (Project Director: February 1978 to October 1990)
Joint NEH - NHPRC Conference on Editing

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$7,845 (approved)
$7,845 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 6/30/1979


RL-*1105-78

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Wallace S. Johnson (Project Director: February 1978 to October 1990)
Translation of the T'ang Code: Specific Articles Vol. II

A three volume translation of the T'ang Code and its official commentary, the Chinese code first promulgated in 653 A.D. which played a large role in the historical development of law in China and East Asia generally. Grant will support work on vol. II.

Project fields:

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$29,009 (approved)
$29,009 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 8/15/1980


E0-*0576-77

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Marilyn Stokstad (Project Director: February 1977 to October 1990)
Museum of Art & Humanities: Faculty Seminar and Teaching Program

To encourage faculty to expand and revise undergraduate courses by adding work in the Art museum and the manuscript room of the Research Library through a 4-part program.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Library Science

Program:
Humanities Institutes Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$19,750 (approved)
$19,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 3/31/1979


GM-*1333-77

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Dolo Brooking (Project Director: May 1977 to October 1990)
Musing in Museums

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$89,686 (approved)
$89,686 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1977 – 12/31/1979


FA-11994-77

John M. Janzen
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Lemba, Healing Society of Western Equatorial Africa

No project description available

Project fields:
African History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1978


RT-10484-77

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard T. De George (Project Director: October 1977 to present)
Bibliographical Guide to Research tools in Philosophy

To check and update A Guide to Philosophical Bibliography and Research, supplementing it by new material which has appeared since 1968 and expanding it to include information on tools in progress, archives, special collections and tools in related areas. The result will be a definitive work on philosophical research, to be published and supplemented annually be the American Philosophical Association.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$14,769 (approved)
$14,769 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1977 – 10/31/1978


SO-10773-77

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Walter S. Robinson (Project Director: March 1977 to present)
People, Priorities, and Public Policies: Choices for Kansas

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

To support public programs in the humanities through regrant to institution and organizations in Kansas. The committee will retain its theme "People, Priorities, and Public Policies; Choices for Kansas". Plans include a series of regional workshops, and advisory council to increase potential involvement of minority groups in the Committee's projects, and a plan to raise private dollars to supplement the Committee's budget.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals:
$384,500 (approved)
$384,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1977 – 2/28/1978


FT-13416-77

John Younger
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Archaeological Excavation of Prehistoric Greek Shrine

To complete excavation and isolation of a complex of Mucenaean (ca. 1250 B.C.) shrines at the prehistoric Greek site of phylakopi in the Aegean island of Melos. This shrine is important because few shrines from prehistoric Greece are known and only two compare in monumentality to the Phylakopi shrine complex. In addition, the sanctuary was sealed off while still in full use, probably by a series of earthquakes, the last occurring toward the end of the XIIIth-century B.C., and its contents left undisturbed.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 9/30/1977


FB-12756-76

Samuel D. Breslauer
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
American Jewish Theology and American Civil Religion

To study the influence American civil religion had on the writings of Arthur Cohen, will Herbert, Abraham Heschel, and the Robert Gordis and the contribution each of writers made toward its development. Through study of the American civil religion and its effects upon American Jewish life and through the relationship between the two can be clarified.

Project fields:
Religion, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977


FA-11366-76

J. Theodore Johnson, Jr
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Marcel Proust and the Visual Arts

To complete a book on the 20th century French novelist Marcel Proust and his relation to the visual arts entitled Marcel Proust and the Visual Arts. The book will begin with the biographical details that relate Proust to the visual arts and will move to a definition of Proust's general aesthetics relative to reading, painting, and architecture. An extensive third part explores references to the visual arts in Proust's fiction, studies the evolution of specific texts that begin as descriptions of paintings in the early manuscripts, assesses the function of fictional painters within the novel, and establishes the distance between Impressionism and Proust's own style.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; French Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$13,984 (approved)
$13,984 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 6/30/1977


FA-11432-76

Rex Martin
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Philosophical Analysis of the Concept of Political Rights

To undertake a philosophical analysis of the concept of political rights making clear just what a right is and examining the nature of rights or the character of their justification. Into this account of political rights, Grantee is incorporating his work on action and obligation.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$8,030 (approved)
$8,030 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 6/30/1976


FS-10208-76

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard T. DeGeorge (Project Director: January 1976 to present)
Contemporary Marxism: A Critical Analysis

The seminar will study the social philosophy of three groups of contemporary Marxists: the Soviet-Marxist-Leninists, the "creative" Marxists of Eastern Europe, and the "critical" Marxists of Western Europe and the U.S. The seminar seeks to arrive at a balanced assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary Marxism and a critical, informed understanding of its place in contemporary culture and thought.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$44,782 (approved)
$44,782 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 9/30/1976


FS-10222-76

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
J. Bunker Clark (Project Director: January 1976 to present)
Music in the United States Before the Civil War

The seminar will focus on the aspects of American music and musical life from 1776 until the Civil War. Music for the stage, vocal and keyboard music, native church music, music education, concert life and other topics will be explored. Composers such as Benjamin Carr and A. P. Heinrich ("the Beethoven of Kentucky") will also be studied.

Project fields:
History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts; Music History and Criticism

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$38,919 (approved)
$38,919 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 8/31/1976


FS-10274-76

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Andrew Peter Debicki (Project Director: January 1976 to present)
Methods of Poetic Criticism and 20th Century Spanish Poetry

- To examine the main features and styles of 20th century Spanish poetry in the framework of a variety of critical methodologies applicable to the study of poetry in general.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism; Spanish Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$43,453 (approved)
$43,453 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 10/31/1976


FS-10440-76

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard T. DeGeorge (Project Director: January 1976 to present)
Contemporary Marxism: A Critical Analysis

The seminar will study the social philosophy of three groups of contemporary Marxists: the Soviet-Marxist-Leninists, the "creative" Marxists of Eastern Europe and the U.S. The seminar seeks to arrive at a balanced assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary Marxism and a culture and thought.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$46,747 (approved)
$46,747 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 9/30/1976


FS-10592-76

Andrew Peter Debicki
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Methods of Poetic Criticism and Twentieth Century Histpanic Poetry

To examine the main features and styles of 20th century Spanish poetry in the framework of a variety of critical methodologies applicable to the study of poetry in general.

Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$46,206 (approved)
$46,206 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 10/31/1978


FS-10596-76

Chu-tsing Li
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Chinese Painting

To provide an opportunity for teachers from smaller private and state colleges, and junior and community colleges to work closely with the seminar director on problems of Chinese art history-- problems related to their own teaching and research—and with the staff of the Nelson Gallery of Art concerning Chinese art objects in the museum collection.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$45,800 (approved)
$45,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978


FS-10614-76

J. Bunker Clark
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Music in the United States Before the Civil War

The seminar will focus on the aspects of American music and musical life from 1776 until the Civil War. Music for the stage, vocal and keyboard music, native church music, music education, concert life and other topics will be explored. Composers such as Benjamin Carr and A.P. Heinrich ("the Beethoven of Kentucky") will also be studied.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$40,700 (approved)
$40,700 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978


FT-12826-76

Carl Leban
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
China's Primeval Political Theory: The Mandate of Heaven in Chou Times

To write a study examining political thinking about the original Chou Mandate of Heaven during the millennium between the Han and Chou dynasties. It would aid to serve as a basis for reinterpreting the course of Chinese history since early times.

Project fields:
East Asian History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1976 – 7/31/1976


FT-13146-76

John S. Brushwood
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Critical Approaches to the Nineteenth Century Novel in Spanish America

To analyze three nineteenth century Spanish American novels through examining existing criticism and considering the genre's development. The procedure intends to illuminate the aesthetic and intellectual facets of the Spanish-American tradition represented by the novels.

Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 7/31/1976


FA-11376-76

Edward F. Grier
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Edition of Walt Whitman's Notebooks, Diaries, and Prose Miscellany, Vol. II

Vol. I now being revised for the printer and will be ready for inspection by the Committee on Editions of American Authors and for publication by the New York University Press in the winter of 1975-76. Vol. II will contain about six hundred manuscripts.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 8/31/1977


FA-11436-76

Stephen H. Grabow
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Christopher Alexander and the New Architecture of Humanism

An intellectual biography of Christopher Alexander and a critical examination of his work. After World War II, increasing industrialization, urbanization, and social change created a void in the theory of architecture. By 1956 there was no cumulative body of architectural knowledge. Christopher Alexander's book, NOTES ON THE SYNTHESIS OF FORM (1964), responded to this need with unprecedented impact. Alexander argued that the inability of architects to counter the increasingly de-humanizing qualities of the built: environment stemmed from the inadequacies of their intuitive design methods in coping with complexity. He evolved a revolutionary and rational theory of architecture.

Project fields:
Architecture

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$8,860 (approved)
$8,860 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 6/30/1977


FA-11192-75

Harold Orel
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Poetry and Philosophy of Thomas Hardy, 1912-1928

To study a relatively neglected period in the life of Thomas Hardy. There has been no full-scale investigation of the evidence relevant to the ways Hardy, during his last two decades, was rethinking his relationship to the past and to the modern world. The project will examine Hardy's religious views; his poems about history which have universal considerations on the meaning of life and time; his poems about love; and his concept of the craft of poetry.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 6/30/1976


FS-10068-75

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Chu-tsing Li (Project Director: January 1975 to present)
Seminar on Chinese Art History for College Teachers

To provide an opportunity for teachers from smaller private and state colleges, and junior and community colleges to work closely with the seminar director on problems of Chinese art history — problems related to their own teaching and research — and with the staff of the Nelson Gallery of Art concerning Chinese art objects in the museum collection.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$42,518 (approved)
$42,518 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1975 – 8/31/1975


FF-10228-74

Donald E. Worster
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Industrialism and Anglo-American Ecological Thought

To examine ecologists responses to the rise of technology and industrialism from 1890 to 1960.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Intellectual History; U.S. History

Program:
Special Fellowships Programs

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975


FT-12314-74

George W. Woodyard
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Study of the Latin American Theatre (From Existentialism to the Radical)

To investigate throughly and to write a book on the theatre of Latin America from approximately 1950 to the present. During this period, the Latin American theatre comes of age, expanding its vision to include the universal concerns of the social and human condition. Although certain studies of a national scope have been published, no comprehensive treatment of the theatre of this homgeneous area yet exists.

Project fields:
Latin American Literature; Spanish Language; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974


GY-10281-74

James R. Leek
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Classical Roots: A Direct method Latin Program for Junior High School Students in Eudora, Kansas

To establish a direct method Latin program, in which students learn to speak before they learn to read, in the Eudora public school system and to provide a model of such a program for adoption in other Kansas schools. This non-traditional teaching method encourages students to pursue Classical Studies in their future education as well as to explore the classical roots of American culture.

Project fields:
Classical Languages

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$8,510 (approved)
$8,510 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1974 – 6/30/1975


FB-12180-74

N. Ray Hiner
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Theories of Human Development and Their Implications for the History of Childhood and Youth

To study developmental psychology, psychology of religion and basic social science in preparation for a study on the nature of the childhood and youth in Kansas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Project fields:
Psychology; U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975


FB-12182-74

Robert J. Antonio
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Philosophical Base of Sociology

To analyze the objective empiricism that lies at the base of contemporary sociology: its origins, its assumptions, its expression in sociological methods and theory, its role in the failure to develop a humanistic social science, and to examine the alternatives to sociology's present philosophical base. This study could well provide the philosophical ground for a new and productive humanistic sociology, which is lacking now.

Project fields:
Philosophy of Science; Sociology

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975


FB-12306-74

Dionysios A. Kounas
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The History of Athens from 403 to 378 B.C.

To research materials and examine actual physical evidence of Athens from 404 to 378 B.C., to determine if the actual physical evidence substantiates the ancient literary sources.

Project fields:
Classical History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$1,250 (approved)
$1,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975


FA-10876-74

Fritz Heider
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Cognitive Structures of Social and Nonsocial Behavior

To write a book presenting further contributions to the conceptual analysis of behavior that is the subject of P.I.'s book, The Psychology of Interpersonal Relations, from the point of view of cognitive psychology.

Project fields:
Psychology

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$18,000 (approved)
$18,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975


FB-11712-73

Dionysios A. Kounas
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The History of Athens from 403-378 B.C.

To research materials and examine actual physical evidence of Athens from 404 to 378 B.C. to determine if the actual physical evidence substantiates the ancient literary sources.

Project fields:
Classical History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$7,500 (approved)
$7,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1973 – 2/28/1974


FF-10196-73

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Elizabeth A. Schultz (Project Director: September 1973 to present)
The Oral and Folkloristic Sources of Afro-American Literature

To produce a book-length study of the oral and folkloristic sources common to Afro-American literature which will point to communal patterns of expression and experience; to examine the Afro-American writers who have transmitted folk materials into great works of art.

Project fields:
African American Studies; American Literature

Program:
Special Fellowships Programs

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$48,000 (approved)
$48,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1973 – 8/31/1974


FB-11632-73

Peter J. Casagrande
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
The Poetics of Return: A Study in the Art of Thomas Hardy

To examine the theme of the inevitability of the deterioration in societies in the works of Thomas Hardy.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$11,193 (approved)
$11,193 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1973 – 5/31/1974


FT-11796-73

James W. Woelfel
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Albert Camus as Philosopher of Religion

To write the first full scale examination of the writings of Albert Camus from the standpoint of the philosophy of religion. This study will examine the leading ideas of this influential moralist who was centrally fascinated with religion even as he clearly rejected.

Project fields:
Philosophy of Religion

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973


RO-11525-73

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
J. Bunker Clark (Project Director: August 1972 to present)
An Anthology and Study of American Keyboard Music Before 1825

To publish an anthology or representative examples of early American harpsichord, organ and pianoforte music.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$17,022 (approved)
$17,022 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1972 – 7/31/1973


RO-11709-73

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Donald R. McCoy (Project Director: August 1973 to present)
A History of the National Archives and Record Service, 1934-1965

To write an analytic history of the National Archives and Records Service. To complete the collection of relevant printed, manuscript, and oral research materials, and to organize and analyze those materials, with the goal of writing a publishable book.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$28,852 (approved)
$28,852 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1973 – 8/31/1974


RO-11261-72

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Richard T. DeGeorge (Project Director: August 1972 to present)
An Analysis of Authority and Its Function in Society

PI contends that justifications given for authority are not clearer than the attacks made on it. Book will provide the conceptual apparatus and method for evaluating conflicts concerning authority in religion, education, and civil authority.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
8/1/1972 – 8/31/1973


FB-11397-72

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
William M. Tuttle (Project Director: September 1972 to present)
An Interpretive History of Black-White Violence in the 20th Century U.S.

To study areas of racial violence which have not been throughly examined such as debt peonage, the convict-lease system, and police brutality.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1972 – 5/31/1973


FB-11219-72

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Carl Leban (Project Director: January 1973 to present)
Ts'ao Ts'ao and the Rise of Wei: The Middle Years

The study centers on the career of the pre-eminent poltical-military figure of the extremely disordered period of early Chinese history known as the Three States period, ca. 180-280 AD. The career of that towering figure, Ts'ao Ts'ao has had a temendous impct on all subsequent Chinese political, institutional, intellectual, and even artistic history.

Project fields:
East Asian History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$8,750 (approved)
$8,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1973 – 8/31/1973


FB-10627-71

Theodore A. Wilson
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Origins and Evolution of Foreign Aid, 1943-1953

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$7,500 (approved)
$7,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1971 – 3/31/1972


FT-11020-71

Rex Martin
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Civil Disobedience

A summer stipend to permit a philosophical inquiry into the definition of civil disobedience examining various arguments against such conduct as well as the view that civil disobedience is consistent with democratic doctrine of consent.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1971 – 8/31/1971


EH-10200-71

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Dennis B. Quinn (Project Director: July 1971 to present)
Integrated Humanities Program: An Experiment in Tradition

A two-year, interdisciplinary team-taught sequence in humanities for 140 freshman and sophomore students. The course would deal with selected texts in philosophy, history, poetry and religion in the Western tradition, and stress an understanding of the continuing meaningfulness of values and truths learned in the past.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1971 – 11/30/1972


FB-10319-70

Richard T. De George
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Title not available

No project description available

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$8,868 (approved)
$8,868 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1969 – 9/30/1970


FB-10544-70

Robert E. Hemenway
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
A Critical Study of Zora Neale Hurston

Book of literary criticism about Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960), an important black novelist and folklorist. Though a significant author of the period, author of an autobiography, three novels, three books of folklore and anthropology, and many short stories and essays, she is almost completely unknown to the general reading public and even to students of American literature. Symptomatic of the general obscurity of black authors and artists in US. Black literature reflects a signficant portion of the American experience and merits closer study for a fuller understanding of American life.