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11 Press authors chosen for Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 11 Cambridge University Press authors with prestigious fellowships in its recently announced 2019 class.

Fellows receive grants for six to 12 months, during which they can work on their research and spend the grant funds “in any manner they deem necessary to do their work,” according to the fellowship website.

Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the diverse group of 168 new fellows was chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fifth competition.

Press authors chosen for 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships include:

Lauren Benton, editor of Protection and Empire: A Global History and author of Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 and A Search for Sovereignty: Geography and European Empires, 1400-1900

Michael Clune, author of American Literature and the Free Market, 1945–2000

Massimo Franceschetti, author of Wave Theory of Information and co-author of Random Networks for Communication

Robert P. Pippin, author of Hegel’s Practical Philosophy: Rational Agency as Ethical Life

James I. Porter, author of The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience and The Sublime Antiquity

Helana Rosenblatt, author of Liberal Values: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Constant

Edmund Russell, author of Greyhound Nation: A Coevolutionary History of England, 1200-1900 and Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth

Lena Salaymeh, author of The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

Richard Tuck, author of The Sleeping Sovereign: The Invention of Modern Democracy

James Vernon, author of Politics and the People: A Study in English Political Culture, 1815-1867 and Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present

Ittai Weinryb, author of The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages

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