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    ACLS Fellow Rian Thum presented his research on Islamic China at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting 

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Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellows


The Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships provide advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences with time and resources to pursue their research under optimal conditions. The Ryskamp Fellowships particularly recognize those whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research.

Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships are named for Charles A. Ryskamp, literary scholar, distinguished library and museum director, and long-serving trustee of the Mellon Foundation.

Read more about this fellowship program.

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Olivia Bloechl
Olivia Bloechl|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles - The Politics of Memory in French Baroque Opera

Leor E. Halevi
Leor E. Halevi|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Texas A&M University - Forbidden Goods: Cross-Cultural Trade in Islamic Law

Christina G. Cogdell
Christina G. Cogdell|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art, Santa Fe University of Art and Design - Emergent Genetic Architecture: How Recent Scientific Theories Are Shaping Contemporary Architecture

Erez Manela
Erez Manela|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Harvard University - The Eradication of Smallpox: An International History

Stephen F. Finlay
Stephen F. Finlay|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Southern California - Confusion of Tongues: An Analysis of Evaluative Discourse

Jane E. Mangan
Jane E. Mangan|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Davidson College - Transatlantic Obligations: Legal and Cultural Constructions of Family in the Conquest-Era Iberian World

Marion C. Fourcade
Marion C. Fourcade|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley - Measure for Measure: Forms of Valuation in France and the United States

Seth E. Rockman
Seth E. Rockman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Brown University - Plantation Goods and the International Economy of Slavery, 1700-1888

Tina Gianquitto
Tina Gianquitto|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines - Dear Mr. Darwin: Women and the Epistolary Tradition in the Nineteenth-Century Sciences

Alexa Kristen Sand
Alexa Kristen Sand|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art, Utah State University - Virtue and Vision in the Illustrated "Somme le Roi"

Sarah Margaret Gualtieri
Sarah Margaret Gualtieri|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History and American Studies, University of Southern California - The Lebanese in Los Angeles: Migration and Transnationalism in a Multi-racial Landscape

Jonathan R. Zatlin
Jonathan R. Zatlin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Boston University - Jews and Money: Economic Change and Cultural Anxiety in Germany, 1870-1990