Dietrich Neumann, professor of the history of art and architecture, and Thomas Schestag, who will join the Department of German Studies in January 2014, have been named recipients of the Berlin Prize by the prestigious American Academy in Berlin, Germany. Neumann and Schestag are among 26 scholars, writers, journalists, artists, policy experts, and one composer to be named to the Academy’s 16th class, and Brown is the only institution with two prize winners. The Berlin Prize affords fellows the time and resources to pursue independent study and engage with their German counterparts and with Berlin’s vibrant academic, cultural, and political life. The Berlin Prize includes a monthly stipend, partial board, and residence at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center. Most fellowships last for one academic semester and are privately funded.

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