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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows


The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects.

The Burkhardt Fellowships are generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They are named for Frederick Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Edward James Balleisen
Edward James Balleisen|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Duke University - Policing the Marketplace: A History of Commercial Fraud in America
For residence at the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC) during academic year 2009-2010

David Bruce Igler
David Bruce Igler|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of California, Irvine - Pacific Encounters: The Creation of an Oceanic World, 1770s-1840s
For residence at the Huntington Library during academic year 2009-2010

Pamela L. Ballinger
Pamela L. Ballinger|Abstract

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College - Forgotten Refugees: Decolonization, Displaced Persons, and the Reconstruction of Italy and Europe
For residence at the American Academy in Rome during academic year 2010-2011

Tara E. Nummedal
Tara E. Nummedal|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Brown University - The Lion's Blood: Alchemy, Apocalypse, and Gender in Reformation Europe
For residence at the Huntington Library during academic year 2010-2011

Francesca Fiorani
Francesca Fiorani|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art, University of Virginia - Leonardo's Shadows: Images of Knowledge in Renaissance Art and Culture
For residence at the Villa I Tatti (Florence) during academic year 2009-2010

Devin O. Pendas
Devin O. Pendas|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Boston College - Law, Democracy, and Transitional Justice in Germany, 1945-1955
For residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress during academic year 2009-2010

Susanne E. Freidberg
Susanne E. Freidberg|Abstract

Associate Professor, Geography, Dartmouth College - Diet for a Warm Planet: Debating the Future Map of Food
For residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study during academic year 2011-2012

Agustin Rayo
Agustin Rayo|Abstract

Associate Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Language as Decision-Making
For residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study during academic year 2009-2010

Jen Hill
Jen Hill|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, University of Nevada, Reno - Climate, Nature, and Global Geographies in Victorian Britain
For residence at the Newberry Library during academic year 2009-2010

Jonathan Sheehan
Jonathan Sheehan|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of California, Berkeley - Sacrifice: Theology and the Human Sciences in Early Modern Europe
For residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library during academic year 2011-2012