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Project director: Christoph Irmscher
Key words: Agassiz (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
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ES-50252-08

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Christoph Irmscher (Project Director: March 2008 to present)

Picturing John James Audubon

A four-week institute that gives twenty-five high school teachers of history, literature, and art an opportunity to study Audubon's art and literary works in context.

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Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$199,147 (approved)
$199,147 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $0
Supplement (2009) $16,447


FA-51718-05

Christoph Irmscher
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD 21250-0001)

A Cultural Biography of American Scientist Louis Agassiz (1807-1873)

I'm requesting support for a cultural biography of the American scientist Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), once considered the most important American scientist but now mostly remembered for his stubborn opposition to Darwinism. Agassiz was equally famous as a paleontologist, ichthyologist, and geologist, and he pioneered the genre of popular science writing in America. At the same time, he was an unabashed racist. My biography, the first in over 40 years, will re-visit the central tenets of Agassiz's theories and discuss this cultural importance (Emerson regarded him as one of "my men"), the reasons for his unprecedented success in America, and the links between his science and his racism.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006