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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.

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Mustafa Aksakal
Mustafa Aksakal|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, American University - Ottoman Society at War, 1914-1918

Anne E. Lester
Anne E. Lester|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Colorado Boulder - Fragments of Devotion: Relics and Remembrance in the Time of the Fourth Crusade, 1204-1248

Alexander Jamieson Beecroft
Alexander Jamieson Beecroft|Abstract

Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of South Carolina - An Ecology of Verbal Art: Literature and its Worlds from the Local to the Global

Guy Ortolano
Guy Ortolano|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, New York University - British New Towns and the Unmaking of Mid-Century Modernism

Jacob P. Dalton
Jacob P. Dalton|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and South and South East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley - On the Origins and Early Development of Tantra, Buddhist Ritual Manuals from Dunhuang

Lori Watt
Lori Watt|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Washington University in St. Louis - The Allies and the Decolonization of the Japanese Empire

Michael Gubser
Michael Gubser|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, James Madison University - The Far Reaches: Ethics, Phenomenology, and the Call for Social Renewal in Twentieth-Century Central Europe

Michael Chad Wellmon
Michael Chad Wellmon|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Germanic Literature and Languages, University of Virginia - Organizing Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Information Overload and the Invention of Disciplinarity

Cornelia B. Horn
Cornelia B. Horn|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Theological Studies, Saint Louis University - The Reception of Apocryphal Traditions: Bridging Islam and Christianity in the First Millennium

Carl C. Wennerlind
Carl C. Wennerlind|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Barnard College - Scarcity: Historicizing the First Principle of Political Economy

Boris Kment
Boris Kment|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Princeton University - On the Origin and Nature of Our Concept of Possibility

Edward N. Wright-Rios
Edward N. Wright-Rios|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Vanderbilt University - Searching for Madre Matiana: Prophecy, Politics, and Female Piety in Modern Mexico