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Professor, students earn ACLS fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded fellowships to Princeton faculty member Benjamin Elman and four graduate students to support their research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.

This year the council provided fellowships totaling nearly $8.4 million to 232 U.S.-based scholars. Elman, professor of East Asian studies and history, will use his award to pursue a project titled "The Intellectual Impact of Late Imperial Chinese Classicism, Medicine and Science in Tokugawa Japan: Reconsidering Sino-Japanese Cultural History, 1700-1850."

Graduate student recipients, along with the titles of their research projects, are:

• Valeria De Lucca, music, "The Colonnas and Music Patronage in Rome, Venice and Naples, 1659-1689."

• Jesse Ferris, Near Eastern studies, "Egypt, the Cold War and the Civil War in Yemen, 1962-1967."

• Kathleen Holscher, religion, "Habits in the Classroom: A Court Case Regarding Catholic Sisters in New Mexico."

• Stuart Young, religion, "Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in 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. 

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