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Oct. 13, 2004

Humanities Council lines up roster of distinguished visitors

A prominent North African author, a well known choreographer, a major historian, a leading Mayan intellectual and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will be on campus this year as guests of the Council of the Humanities.

The council, founded in 1953 to foster teaching, research and intellectual exchange, will bring more than 30 scholars to Princeton during 2004-05. Nineteen of the visitors will spend a semester or more at the University, while the others will come for intensive shorter periods of lectures, seminars and colloquia.

The public is invited to talks by these visitors, which are announced in the Humanities Council's calendar and in the Princeton Weekly Bulletin.

Long-term visiting fellows

These fellows generally spend a semester at Princeton.

Short-term visiting fellows

During intensive week-long periods, these fellows lecture and participate in classes, colloquia and informal discussions. Four are designated Whitney J. Oates Fellows (*) in honor of the distinguished classicist and founder of the Humanities Council.

Hodder Fellows

Recipients of this fellowship are humanists of exceptional promise who spend a year in Princeton pursuing independent projects.

Visiting professors of journalism

Each year eminent journalists teach at Princeton, joining a roster that includes many of America’s most distinguished writers.

Belknap Visitors in the Humanities

Named in honor of Chauncey Belknap '12, this program sponsors visitors for one or two days at Princeton.