The new class of twenty-four 2017 MacArthur Fellows includes five Guggenheim Fellows. Congratulations to Annie Baker (Drama and Performance Art, 2014), Dawoud Bey (Photography, 2002), Taylor Mac (Drama and Performance Art, 2016), Viet Thanh Nguyen (Fiction, 2017) and Derek Peterson (African Studies, 2016).
A full-time composer of opera and concert music, Daron Hagen was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition in 2012. Hagen, selected as Composer of the Month by ECS Publishing, was interviewed recently about his life and work.
Anna Shteynshleyger, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 2009, has released ASSTOMOUTH, published by ROMAN NVMERALS and printed by Meridian Printing. Follow the link for more information.
The National Book Foundation has awarded Annie Proulx, Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction, 1992, with its 2017 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Proulx will receive the Medal at the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 15.
Archiving Eden explores the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts in the face of climate change, the extinction of natural species, and decreased agricultural diversity. Dornith Doherty’s Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography (2012) supported her work on this project. Follow this link to listen to an interview (Yale radio). Follow this link for more information about Archiving Eden.
On Saturday, May 6, the Ellison Center at the University of Washington and the University Library sponsored a symposium dedicated to the work of Guggenheim Fellow William C. Brumfield (Russian History, 2000). The symposium discussed the role of documentation in the study of Russian architecture in relation to other cultures. The event was held in conjunction with an exhibit of Brumfield’s…
SPELLS. A Novel Within Photographs, by Peter Rock, Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction, 2014. SPELLS will be released May 9, 2017. Peter Rock’s Guggenheim Fellowship supported his work on this project. Follow the link for more information.
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography (1983) was awarded the AIPAD Award (2017), “established to honor and recognize visionaries who have spent their lives at the forefront of the field of photography.”
View Amanda Petrusich’s column in The New Yorker. Ms. Petrusich was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction in 2016.
Mark Steinberg, Guggenheim Fellow in Russian History, 2007, is pleased to announce the release of his new book, The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford University Press, 2017). Follow the link for more information.
Thomas Kühne, Guggenheim Fellow in Intellectual and Cultural History, 2010, is pleased to announce the release of a new book. The Rise and Fall of Comradeship Hitler’s Soldiers: Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century was published by Cambridge University Press. View the press release.
Tess Lewis, Guggenheim Fellow in Translation, 2015, was just awarded the 2017 PEN Translation Prize for her translation of Maja Haderlap’s novel Angel of Oblivion.
A great interview with Pablo Helguera, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 2008. Helguera discusses his latest project, to revive Spanish-language bookstores here in the United States.
Thomas Kailath, Guggenheim Fellow in Computer Science, 1969, has been selected as an Eminent Member of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu: EKN is the honor society of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Only 134 individuals have been selected to receive this honor since 1950. [Image: Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News Service]
In its ninety-second competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 175 Fellowships (including three joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants. Follow…
The descendant of slaves, John Hope Franklin was part of a family that embodied the theme and title of his most celebrated work, From Slavery to Freedom. John Hope Franklin 2 January 1915 – 25 March 2009 Guggenheim Fellow in U.S. History, 1950, 1973 “The Conscience of the Nation” When the Library of Congress honored John Hope Franklin with its John W. Kluge Prize in 2006, the award…
With the growing threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, bacteriophages are once again in the news. Edwin Schultz, a member of the inaugural class of Guggenheim Fellows, travelled to Egypt with the support of the Foundation to study bacteriophages in 1925 with a true pioneer in that field, French Canadian Félix d’Herelle. Though Schultz and d’Herelle had mixed results during their…
Follow this link to view photographs taken at the reception honoring the 2015 Guggenheim Fellows.