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Katharina Volk, Thomas Graham, and Giuseppe Gerbino awarded NEH grants!

Board Members

December 18, 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $14.8 million in grants to support 253 humanities projects in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. An additional $47.5 million was awarded to fund 55 state humanities council partners. 3 professors from Columbia, Katharina Volk, Thomas Graham, and Giuseppe Gerbino, were awarded grants and the SOF/Heyman congratulates them! The projects are:​

Project Director: Giuseppe Gerbino
Project Title: Music and Mind in the Renaissance
Project Description: Preparation for publication of a book about music, sound perception, and pre-Cartesian theories of mind in the Renaissance.

Project Director: Katharina Volk
Project Title: The Politics of Knowledge in Late Republican Rome
Project Description: Preparation of a book on the intellectual and political activities of “senator scholars” such as Caesar, Cicero, and Cato that were shaped by simultaneous engagement with philosophy and the deepening crisis of the late Roman Republic.

Project Director: Thomas Graham
Project Title: The Unknowing of American History: Past, Present, and the Historical Novel in the U.S.
Project Description: Research and writing of a book-length study on how American historical novels function as forms of historical inquiry.

More information about the National Endowment for the Humanities grants here.