Humanities fellows bring range of perspectives

Oct. 20, 2009 1:01 p.m.

From philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson to Israeli novelist and essayist David Grossman to Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the distinguished fellows brought to campus this year by the Council of the Humanities will represent a wide range of fields and interests.

The council, which was founded in 1953 to foster teaching, research and intellectual exchange, will bring 28 writers, artists and scholars to Princeton during 2009-10. Nine 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 full roster of long- and short-term visiting fellows, the Belknap Visitor in the Humanities and visiting professors of journalism is available on the council's website.

The public is invited to talks by these visitors, which also are announced on the council's website.