The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities annual Celebration of the Humanities event recognizes leadership, creative achievement, innovation, and scholarship. Honorees include, Onesimo T. Almeida, PhD, Mixed Magic Theatre, the Rhode Island COVID-19 Archive, and Becci Davis.
Tara Nummedal and her colleague Donna Bilak completed their co-edited exploration of the German physician Michael Maier’s musical, alchemical emblem book, Atalanta fugiens (1618). A pilot project of Brown’s Mellon-funded Digital Scholarship Initiative, Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens, with Scholarly Commentary will appear in July 2020 with the University of Virginia’s Studies in Early Modern German History series.
Kenneth Molloy, a PhD candidate in TAPS, was awarded the Early Modern Studies Hay Library Fellowship for AY 2020-2021. His project will involve an interdisciplinary symposium of scholars who work on theatricalities and theories of performance in the global early modern, presentations highlighting materials from collections at the Hay Library.
Erika Valdivieso (Classics ’20), a member of the Graduate Colloquium at the Center, received the Joukowsky Outstanding Dissertation Prize in the Humanities in May of this year. These awards are given by the Graduate School to recognize superior achievements in research by graduating doctoral students. Erika’s dissertation offers the first paradigmatic study of Latin poetry written in colonial Latin America in the style of the Roman poet Virgil.
"O Século dos Prodígios" (A Century of Wonders), a book published in Lisbon, Portugal, on the opening of the European mind of the 15th and 16th centuries to the empirical world revealed by the travels of the Portuguese to the Southern hemisphere has received four prizes in Portugal: The Gulbenkian Prize of the Portuguese History Association; the Mariano Gago Prize from the Portuguese Authors Society; the John Dos Passos Prize, from the Secretariat of Culture, Madeira; and the King Diniz Prize from the Casa de Mateus Foundation.
Ali Madani, who is writing a dissertation in English Literature (“Questionable Histories and the Aesthetics of Historiography from Shakespeare to Milton”), will be the third fellow to hold an Interdisciplinary Opportunity at the John Hay Library and The Center for the Study of the Early Modern World. These interdisciplinary opportunities in the humanities and social sciences, funded by the Graduate School, support a select number of 5th or 6th-year graduate students annually across the university in a variety of programs, academic units and centers.
Kaijun Chen(Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies) received a 2019 Salomon Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for his project "The Culture of Expertise in Eighteenth-Century Qing China: The Imperial Porcelain Industry."