The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2019 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows. The Burkhardt program, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary, supports residential research fellowships for recently tenured faculty members. The program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Since the program began in 1999, it has supported nearly 250 scholars at a critical stage in their careers. The program partners with 13 national and international research centers to host fellows for year-long residencies; in 2015, ACLS doubled the number of fellowships, creating additional opportunities for faculty from liberal arts colleges, and allowing them to arrange residencies at any research university-based humanities center or academic department in the United States. With both sets of awards, fellows benefit from the experience of being in residence at institutions whose resources and scholarly communities are ideally suited to facilitate their projects.
Burkhardt Fellowships carry a $95,000 stipend and a $7,500 research budget. Designed to accommodate long-term, multi-year research projects, fellows may take the award in any of the three academic years following selection.
The 2019 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows are listed below and on the ACLS website. MESA acknowledges these scholars in Middle East studies:
Daniel Hershenzon (Associate Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut) Captive Objects: Religious Artifacts, Piracy, and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean - Academic Year 2020-2021
Lital Levy (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University) Global Haskalah: Jewish Cultural Modernity, Translation, and World Literature - Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies in 2019-2020