3 professors earn NEH awards; ND leads nation in past 6 years

Author: Erik Runyon


Three University of Notre Dame faculty members have received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for 2005, bringing to 20 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame in the past six years, more than any other university in the nation.

This years NEH fellowship winners from Notre Dame are:

  • Susan Youens, professor of music, forHeinrich Heine and Song
  • Ian Kuijt, associate professor of anthropology, forEarly Village Social Organization and Food Production
  • Alyssa Gillespie, assistant professor of German and Russian languages and literatures, forDangerous Verses: Crime and Conscience in the Works of Alexander Pushkin

NEH fellowships support advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general publics understanding of the humanities. % Recipients usually produce articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. % The fellowships carry a $40,000 stipend.

Two other faculty members in theCollegeofArtsand Letters also have received recent fellowships. % Joseph Blenkinsopp, Rev. John A. OBrien Professor of Theology Emeritus, was awarded a fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation for the projectThe Reception of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity. % Julie Turner, associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and the Institute for Educational Initiatives, received a fellowship from the Spencer Foundation forFostering Motivation in the Mathematics Classroom.

Notre Dame ranks among the nations top six major research universities in the number of Arts and Letters faculty who have received fellowships in the humanities, arts and social sciences over the past five years.

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