Two Washington University in St. Louis professors — Peter J. Kastor, PhD, and Jessica Rosenfeld, PhD — have been named 2012 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellows.
Kastor, professor of history and of American culture studies, both in Arts & Sciences, has received an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship to pursue research on Creating a Federal Government, 1789-1829.
Rosenfeld, associate professor of English in Arts & Sciences, has received an ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship to work on her book Envying Thy Neighbor: Pleasure, Identity and Gender in Late Medieval Literature.
ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the pre-eminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.
The ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships support digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Projects help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works.
As part of the innovation fellowship, Kastor will write a book examining the functional realities of governance within the federal system during the Early American Republic. He also will create a major digital archive that reconstructs the institutional profile of the federal government as well as the individual careers of federal appointees.
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