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National Humanities Center names fellows for 2010-11

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The National Humanities Center (NHC) recently named Harvard’s Suzannah Clark, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of Music, and James Engell, Gurney Professor of English Literature and professor of comparative literature, among the 2010-11 class of 36 distinguished scholars.

The fellows, from institutions across the United States and countries around the world, will work on a wide array of projects and represent more than 20 fields of humanistic scholarship, including history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, art history, Asian studies, classics, Islamic studies, Judaic studies, and musicology.

Clark and Engell were chosen from a pool of 442 applicants, and will be the 18th and 19th scholars from Harvard to be named NHC Fellows. For 2010-11, the NHC is awarding nearly $1.3 million in individual fellowship grants to enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the center, located at the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina.

During the year fellows will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the NHC.

The newly appointed fellows will constitute the 33rd class of resident scholars to be admitted since the center opened in 1978.