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Unless otherwise noted, these grants have been funded by the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

2011-2012 Princeton University Library Research Grants

Winners and their topics

·Stacy Alaimo (University of Texas at Arlington): "The Sea Creatures of William Beebe: Science, Aesthetics, Ethics." Funded by the Princeton Area Alumni Association.

·Michael Allen (Northwestern University): "Bleak House: Congressional Activism and the Confidence of Crisis, 1968-1989."

·Elizabeth Andrews (University of California, Irvine):  "The Diffusion of Ideas in an Enlightenment Information Network: Letters to the Editor from the late Old Regime to the Revolution." Funded by the Council on the Humanities.

·William Barker (University of King's College/Dalhousie University): "The Reading Notes and Annotations of Gabriel Harvey." Funded by the Robert H. Taylor '30 Fund.

·Andrew Boyle (Brasenose College, Oxford):  "Samuel Daniel’s Collection of the History of England."

·Emily Bruce (University of Minnesota): "Reading Agency: The Making of Modern German Childhoods, 1770-1850." Funded by the Cotsen Children's Library.

·Carolyn Dillian (Coastal Carolina University):  "Dr. Charles Conrad Abbott’s Search for the History of Humankind in the Delaware Valley."

·Carolyn Eastman (University of Texas, Austin):  "Learning to See: Gender in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World of Print." Funded by the Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund.

·Vassilios Fouskas ( Richmond University, London):  "Nancy Crawshaw on the Cyprus issue and Near Eastern contingencies: An evaluation." Funded by Hellenic Studies.

·Mary Gallagher (University College Dublin): "Hellenic Resonances in the Writings of Lafcadio Hearn." Funded by Hellenic Studies.

·Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St Thomas): "Georges Florovsky’s Account of Christian Hellenism and the Formation of the Modern Eastern Orthodox Identity in the West." Funded by Hellenic Studies.

·Erin Glade (University of Chicago): "'We Are Not Enemies of Culture': Literature, Modernization and the Expansion of American ‘Soft Power’ in Nasser’s Egypt, 1952-1967."

·Erica Heinsen-Roach (University of Miami): "Merchant Diplomacy or Royal Intervention? A comparison between Dutch and Portuguese methods of redeeming slaves in North Africa, 1596-1692.."Funded by the Kenneth R. Maxwell *66, *70 Fund.

·Yu-ling Huang (State University of New York at Binghamton):  "American Demography and Population Policies in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1960s." Funded by the Mudd Library.

·Eric Johnson (Ohio State University): "'Making Mary: Children’s Writing, Maternal Shaping, and the Construction of Childhood in the Mary Chrystie Archive." Funded bythe Cotsen Children's Library.

·Chin Jou (National Institutes of Health):  "Fat and Poor: A History of Obesity, Poverty, and Federal Food Policies ."Funded by the Mudd Library.

·Antje Kley (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg): "Recognition in Early America ." Funded by the Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund.

·Brinda Kumar (Cornell University):  "Cultivating Interests in Indian Art: Scholarly and Collecting Practices in the early 20th century." Funded by the Princeton Area Alumni Association.

·Philip Lockley (Oxford University): "An Atlantic Millennium: prophecies, utopias and imagined futures in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world ." Funded by the Barksdale-Dabney-Henry Fund.

·Stavros Martinos (National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture ): "Stamo Papadaki (1906-1992):  In-between shores." Funded by Hellenic Studies.

·Tara McGowan (University of Pennsylvania):  "The Designs of Kawasaki Ky?sen (1877-1942):  Delineating a Vanishing World through 'Toy Pictures'." Funded by the Cotsen Children's Library and by the Friends of the Library.

·Rebecca Onion(University of Texas, Austin):  "From the Country to the City: Children’s Non-Fiction Science Books and the Naturalization of Technology, 1920-1960." Funded by the Cotsen Children's Library.

·Trysh Travis (University of Florida): "The Other Mandarins: American Bookmen and the Cold War."

·Anne Verplanck(Pennsylvania State University): "The Graphic Arts in Philadelphia, 1780-1880."

·Robert Vilain (University of Bristol): "Delacroix's "Faust": An excess of savage force?" Funded bythe Graphic Arts Collection.

·Jane Wattenberg (Independent scholar):  "SNAP! CLICK! POP! Photography in Children’s Books: A History, The Artists and Their Art." Funded by the Cotsen Children's Library.

·Lei Zhang (Syracuse University): "Water carriers in Beijing, 1900-1938."


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