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News and Announcements: Awards and Prizes

RSA Members among National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Recipients

Friday, April 24, 2020  
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The RSA congratulates its members who are among those recently awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For the full list of grant recipients, see the NEH website.

John Shank, Regents of the University of Minnesota

Project title: A History of the French Académie Royale des Sciences, 1495–1746

Description: Research and writing leading to publication of the first volume of a planned three-volume history of the French Royal Academy of Sciences from 1495 to 1796.

Kirk Melnikoff, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Project title: Bookselling in Early Modern England

Project description: Archival research leading to a monograph on bookselling in early modern England.

Katherine Bentz, St. Anselm College

Project title: Prelates, Health and the Villa in Early Modern Rome, 1550–1620

Project description: Research and writing leading to a book on how concerns about health influenced the conception and design of gardens in country villas near Rome during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Costanza Dopfel, Saint Mary's College of California

Project title: Fertile Florence: How a Demographic Disaster Shaped the Italian Renaissance

Project description: Research for a book on the connection between the Black Death and the origins of the Italian Renaissance.


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