Humanities Council Fellowships


Since 1978, the West Virginia Humanities Council has offered fellowships to encourage and support in-depth research and writing within a humanities discipline.  Since then, we have awarded nearly 300 fellowships, which have often resulted in books, conference papers, and scholarly articles. Some of the fellows and the work supported by Humanities Council fellowships are listed below.

 

Catherine Venable Moore

The Book of the Dead

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/1049-the-book-of-the-dead

http://wvupressonline.com/node/717

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Lillvis

Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination

 

 

Travis Stimeling

Fifty Cents and a Box Top: The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly M. Welch

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Anne Warden

Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt

 

 

Sam Stack Jr.

The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

 

 

Burnis Morris

Carter G. Woodson: History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Whitehead

Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Woodward

The American Army and the First World War

 

 

Robert G. Parkinson

The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Komisaruk and Allison Dushane

The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

 

 

Brian P. Luskey

“Special Marts: Intelligence Offices, Labor Commodification, and Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century America,” in Journal of the Civil War Era, September 2013, vol. 3, issue 3

 

Jeff Rutherford

Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry's War, 1941–1944

 

 

Chris Green

The Social Life of Poetry: Appalachia, Race, and Radical Modernism

 

 

Kate Kelsey Staples

Daughters of London: Inheriting Opportunity in the Late Middle Ages

 

 

David E. Mills

Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan, 1918-56

 

 

Christopher Wilkinson

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly J. B. Whelton

“The Nursing Act Is an Excellent Human Act: A Philosophical Analysis Derived From Classical Philosophy and the Conceptual System and Theory of Imogene King,” in Middle Range Theory Development Using King’s Conceptual System

 

 

Montserrat Miller

Feeding Barcelona, 1714-1975: Public Market Halls, Social Networks, and Consumer Culture

 

 

Susan C. Power

Art of the Cherokee: Prehistory to the Present

 

 

Robert Bridges (and Mary Schultz 1990)

Blanche Lazzell: The Life and Work of an American Modernist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Tiffany Ferer

Music and Ceremony at the Court of Charles V: The Capilla Flamenca and the Art of Political Promotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam F. Stack, Jr.

Elsie Ripley Clapp (1879-1965): Her Life and the Community School

 

 

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf

Waves of Opposition: Labor and the Struggle for Democratic Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Fones-Wolf

Glass Towns: Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890-1930s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald Milnes

Signs, Cures, & Witchery: German Appalachian Folklore

 

 

John McLaughlin

The marzēaḥ in the Prophetic Literature: References and Allusions in Light of the Extra-Biblical Evidence

 

 

Deborah R. Weiner

“Jewish Women in the Central Appalachian Coalfields,” in American Jewish Archives Journal 52, nos. 1 and 2, 2000.

 

 

Linda Tate

Power in the Blood: A Family Narrative

 

 

Fawn Valentine

West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: Echoes from the Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Cresswell

Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902

 

 

Linda Tate

A Southern Weave of Women: Fiction of the Contemporary South

 

 

Wayne R. Kime

The Sherman Tour Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge

 

The Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge

 

 

Gerald Milnes

Play of a Fiddle: Traditional Music, Dance, and Folklore in West Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Snyder

Early Gothic-Column Figure Sculpture in France: Appearance, Materials, and Significance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet E. Snyder

“Standardization and Innovation in Design: Limestone Architectural Sculpture in Twelfth-Century France,” in New Approaches to Medieval Architecture