Three Princeton faculty members awarded NEH grants to support advanced research in the humanities

Jan. 13, 2022

Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton, and Cristina Martinez-Juan, research fellow of Philippine Studies at SOAS University of London, have been awarded a $480,000 grant from the NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions program, a joint initiative between NEH and the U.K.’s Arts and Humanities Research Council to advance digital scholarship at museums, libraries and archives.

The other two Princeton grants were awarded to faculty members in the Department of History for their scholarship and writing:

Ekaterina Pravilova, the Rosengarten Chair of Modern and Contemporary History and professor of history, received a $60,000 grant for research and writing “Russian Truths: Knowledge and Authenticity in the Age of Reforms (1860s–1917),” about the scientific standards of knowledge, authenticity and truth in late 19th-century Russia.

Wendy Warren, associate professor of history, received a $55,000 grant for research and writing “The Carceral Colony: Prisons and the Making of America,” a social history of imprisonment in colonial North America.

The NEH awarded $24.7 million to 208 humanities projects nationwide to support innovative digital projects for the public, humanities initiatives on college campuses and infrastructure projects at cultural institutions.

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