Humanities Institute Supported Projects

Research Grants

  • Why John Locke’s Mistakes Mattered: How Experience Came to Trump Theory in American Politics, 1787-1832, Claire Arcenas, Assistant Professor of History
  • Discovering Ancient Maya Political Changes in the Belize Valley through Ceramic Sourcing, John Douglas, Professor of Anthropology
  • James Boswell's Tour in Italy, Corsica, and France, John Eglin, Professor of History
  • The French Revolution and International Law: A New Paradigm, Linda Frey, Professor of History
  • The Resurgence of the Wild in the Anthropocene, Christopher Preston, Professor of Philosophy
  • Devout Demonstrators: Sacred Actions in Social Protest Movements, Tobin Shearer, Associate Professor of History; Director of African-American Studies
  • Montana Workshop in Sinosphere Literature, Brian Dowdle, Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature and Eric Schluessel, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science

2018-2019 UM Faculty Research Projects supported by the Humanities Institute

Baldridge Book Subvention Grants

  • Mining for the Nation: The Politics of Chile’s Coal Communities (Spanish edition), Jody Pavilack, Professor of History

The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce:

The 2017 and 2018 recipients of the
Summerfield Baldridge Book Subvention Grant for Humanities Publications

2018 Baldridge Grant recipient:
Professor Anya Jabour, Department of History: Sophonisba Breckinridge and
Women's Activism in Modern America (University of Illinois Press:

2017 Baldridge Grant recipient:
Associate Professor Jody Pavilack, Department of History: Mining for the
Nation: The Politics of Chile’s Coal Communities from the Popular Front to
the Cold War (Penn State, 2011; Spanish translation: forthcoming).

2018 Drake Award for Student Writing

Undergraduate Winner

Ryan Garnsey, "Dostoyevsky:
Definite Circumstances and the Character of an Individual"

Graduate Winner

Dwight Curtis, “The Play Within the
Play: Eschaton, Hamlet, and 'Theater-Boundaries' in Infinite Jest”