Philosophers Among NEH Grant Winners


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its latest round of grants, and several philosophers are among the winners.

They and their funded projects are:

Sara Bernstein (University of Notre Dame)
The Metaphysics of Intersectionality
Research and writing of four peer-reviewed articles on the metaphysics of social intersectional identities, drawing on the philosophy of race and feminist philosophy. $60,000 (Fellowship)

Teresa Kouri Kissel (Old Dominion University)
Susan Stebbing, Common Sense, and Thinking Critically
Research and writing leading to a book on the female logician and analytic philosopher Susan Stebbing (1885–1943). $60,000 (Fellowship)

Armen Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University)
A Virtual Exhibition of Ottoman Era Anatolian Armenian Vernacular Photography, 1880s–1920s
Research and writing leading to a digital exhibition of Ottoman era Anatolian Armenian vernacular photography, 1880s–1920s, and an accompanying catalog. $60,000 (NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication)

Lisa Miracchi (University of Pennsylvania) Outright: $40,000
New Foundations for the Study of Biological and Artificial Intelligence
Research and writing of a book on the distinction between artificial and human intelligence. $40,000 (Fellowship)

James Reid (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Novalis’s Philosophical Fictions: An Important Chapter in the History of German Romantic Philosophy and Poetry
Preparation of a book interpreting the work of German Romantic philosophical poet Novalis (1772–1801), plus a one-volume selected edition of his philosophical and literary writings. $60,000 (Award for Faculty)

Joseph Stenberg (San Jose State University)
The Ethics of 14th-Century French Philosopher Jean Buridan
Preparation of an annotated translation of the first volume of Questions on the Ten Books of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by medieval French philosopher John Buridan (c. 1300–c. 1360). $60,000 (Award for Faculty)

Thomas Ward (Baylor University)
John Duns Scotus’s De Primo Principio: Translation and Commentary
Preparation of a scholarly translation into English of medieval philosopher John Dun Scotus’s (1266–1308) De Primo Principio (Treatise on the First Principle) from Latin, with commentary. $40,000 (Fellowship)

Rachel Zuckert Northwestern University
Essays on Eighteenth-Century Scottish Aesthetics
Research and writing of an essay collection on eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment philosophers and their vision of aesthetics. $60,000 (Fellowship)

You can access the full list of recent NEH grant winners here.

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Derek Skillings
6 days ago

An interdisciplinary grant that I am a part of also got funded. A substantial part of the grant will go towards developing philosophy curricula.

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Outright: $149,952 [Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities]
Project Title: Watersheds for Place-Based, Experiential Education
Project Description: The development of an environmental humanities curriculum based on the Cape Fear River in Greensboro, North Carolina.Report