Professor, students earn ACLS fellowships

Aug. 27, 2007 8:53 a.m.

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.