Local Graduate Student Receives National Recognition

Allison Brown, a PhD Student at Baylor University, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 21 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Allison Brown will participate in a seminar entitled “Printing and the Book During the Reformation.” The 4-week program will be held at The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, and will be directed by Dr. Mark Rankin (James Madison University). Visiting scholars include Guido Latré (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Martha Driver (Pace University), Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library), and Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge).

The 16 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,450 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Topics for the 21 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer include Civil War Archives: A New Social and Cultural History of the Civil War; David Hume in the 21st Century: Perpetuating the Enlightenment; Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics of Democracy; Engaging Geography in the Humanities; Engaging Latinx Art: Methodological And Pedagogical Approaches; Identity and Connections among African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American Communities in the United States; Making Modernism: Literature, Dance, and Visual Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955; Mapping the Early Modern World; Middle Eastern Christianity: A Historic and Living Tradition; Mormonism and Mexico: A Case Study in Religion and Borderlands; Philosophical Perspectives on Giving, Receiving, and Conceiving Care; Printing and the Book During the Reformation: 1450-1650; Ritual Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism; The Early Modern Vernacular Novel in China and Japan; The Imagination and Imaginal Worlds in Buddhism; The Making of Modern Brazil: Marginal Spaces, Race, and Urban Life; The Revolution in Books; Toward a People's History of Landscape: Black and Indigenous Histories of the Nation's Capital; Transcendentalism and Social Reform: Activism and Community Engagement in the Age of Thoreau; Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies; and Worlds in Collision: Nahua and Spanish Pictorial Histories and Annals in 16th-Century Mexico.

The hundreds of NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach tens of thousands of American undergraduate students the following year.

July 15, 2022