Cynthia Brokaw, professor of history, has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center for the next academic year. The National Humanities Center will award more than $1.5 million in individual fellowship grants that will enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the center. Brokaw will work on a project titled Transforming the Frontier: Education, Book Culture, and the Rise of “Sichuan Learning.” She will join 32 other distinguished scholars from institutions across the United States and five foreign countries representing humanistic scholarship in history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, art history, classics, linguistics, musicology, religion, and Scandinavian studies. Each fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center. Brokaw is the 13th scholar from Brown to receive a fellowship from the National Humanities Center.

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