New Series: Focus on Research
ACLS asked its fellows to describe their research: the knowledge it creates and how this knowledge benefits our understanding of the world.
John Hopkins F'11, F'09 to develop born-digital title on Roman architecture for ACLS Humanities E-Book. Read more.
Gerhard L. Weinberg G'71, F'65 has been awarded the 2011 Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History, the newest of ACLS's 70 member societies. Read more.
"One man in his late 70s... sat with a smile on his face, staring at the teen and twenty-something men in amazement and admiration, with tears of joy in his eyes. He kept saying to me in English, ‘Revolution. Revolution.’" ACLS Fellows Jesse Ferris F’08, F’07, Omnia El Shakry F’07, Iza Hussin F’07, Todd Presner F’06, and Jessica Winegar F’09 reflect on the uprising in Egypt. Read more.
Alexander C. Y. Huang F'10 has been awarded the Modern Language Association's eighteenth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange. Huang's current research on "A History of Modern Chinese Human" is supported by an American Research in the Humanities in China fellowship from ACLS. Read more.
ACLS congratulates Javier Auyero F'08 on the success of his book, Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown, based on his ACLS Fellowship research and winner of four book awards in 2009 and 2010. Read more.
"ACLS Fellows: Perspectives on Haiti" includes reflections from literature scholar Raphael Dalleo F’08, political scientist Alan Gilbert F'99, F'89, F'79, linguist Iskra Iskrova F’07, and art historian Lindsay Twa F’04 on the disaster in Haiti and the U.S. response to it. Read more.
In 2001, CNN and the FBI acquired over 1,500 audio tapes from Osama bin Laden's personal collection. In 2009, ACLS awarded a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship to linguistic anthropologist Flagg Miller to support his work on the tape library.
Miller explains, "Much of the extraordinary value of this collection lies in the more intimate, frequently extemporaneous nature of recorded speech events, including conversations between well-known militants and their audiences, celebrations after militant operations, and poetry." Read more.
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