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4 professors earn NEH awards; ND leads nation in past 7 years

Author: Arts and Letters


Four University of Notre Dame faculty members have received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for 2006, bringing to 24 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame in the past seven years, more than any other university in the nation.

This year’s NEH fellowship winners from Notre Dame are:

  • Olivia Constable, professor of history, for “Muslims in Medieval Europe”
  • Robert Goulding, assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, for “Vision, Optics, and Experimental Traditions in the Renaissance”
  • Mary Keys, assistant professor of political science, for “Humility and Modern Politics”
  • Margaret Meserve, assistant professor of history, for “A Renaissance of News: The Italian Market for Printed News and Information, 1470-1527”

NEH fellowships support advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. The fellowships carry a $40,000 stipend.

Notre Dame ranks among the nation’s top six major research universities in the number of Arts and Letters faculty who have received fellowships in the humanities, arts and social sciences over the past seven years.
p(attribution). Originally published by Susan Guibert at on January 10, 2006.