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Five Princetonians win ACLS fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded fellowships to four Princeton faculty members and one graduate student to support their research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.

This year the council provided fellowships totaling more than $5.5 million to more than 200 scholars. Princeton's recipients, along with the titles of their research projects, are:

  • Amy Borovoy, assistant professor of East Asian studies, "Japan Studies and the American Anthropology of the Self."
  • Benjamin Elman, professor of East Asian studies and history, for a conference titled "The 'Rituals of Zhou' in Chinese and East Asian History: Premodern Asian Statecraft in Comparative Context."
  • Kevin Hatch, graduate student in art history, "Looking for Bruce Conner: Assemblage, Films, Drawings, 1957-1967."
  • Wendy Heller, associate professor of music, "Pan Pipes and the Triumph of Bacchus: Baroque Dramatic Music and the Uses of Antiquity."
  • Martin Kern, professor of East Asian studies, "Performance, Poetry and Cultural Memory in Early China."


The American Council of Learned Societies is a private nonprofit federation of 68 national scholarly organizations that seeks to advance studies in all fields in the humanities and the social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the program and its endowment, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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