Worth Knowing: Three at Dartmouth awarded prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships

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Dartmouth College Professor of Comparative Literature Michelle Warren, Associate Professor of Anthropology Sienna Craig and Choreographer John Heginbotham have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, joining a cohort of 175 top scholars and artists selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Guggenheim fellowships are awarded annually to encourage creative freedom in leading artists and scholars in the United States.

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In addition, Michelle Warren and Assistant Professor of Art History Katie Hornstein are among the 78 international scholars in the humanities and social sciences to receive fellowships from the 2018 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

  • Warren (Michelle.R.Warren@dartmouth.edu) plans to use the Guggenheim fellowship to finish her third book,Lives of a Medieval Book in the Digital Dark Ages, which traces the history of a 15th-century manuscript by Henry Lovelich about the Holy Grail and King Arthur from the Middle Ages to the present. Warren has been studying the manuscript, which is housed at the University of Cambridge, for nearly three decades. She also received a 2018 ACLS Fellowship for this project; that award was announced earlier this week. 

Michelle Warren

  • Craig (Sienna.R.Craig@dartmouth.edu) will use the fellowship to complete a book, The Ends of Kinship: Care and Belonging between Nepal and New York City, 1998-2018. The work focuses on the Himalayan region in Nepal where she has worked for the past 20 years. The book will combine traditional ethnography and short stories. 

Sienna Craig

  • Heginbotham (John.J.Heginbotham@dartmouth.edu), made the transition from dancer to choreographer in 2011, when he formed Dance Heginbotham, a New York-based contemporary dance company. Previously, he spent 14 years as a member of the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, one of the most prominent modern dance companies in the country. 

John Heginbotham

  • Hornstein (Katherine.S.Hornstein@dartmouth.edu) will use the fellowship to conduct research for her project Leonine Encounters in Nineteenth-Century France. The study examines a rich collection of lionlike imagery produced in France after the founding of the first-of-its-kind, state-run menagerie in 1793, up through the 1893 extinction of the Barbary lion due to habitat loss and hunting, mostly at the hands of French colonizers. 

Katherine Hornstein

More information about the Guggenheim awards can be found in the following Dartmouth News article. More information about the ACLS awards can be found in the following Dartmouth News article.

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