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Archived Major Grant Awards

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Academic Year 2012 – 2013

John Sallis, Philosophy
Conference in connection with the McMullen Museum exhibit, "Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision," October 17-19, 2012

C. Shawn McGuffey, Sociology, and Rhonda Frederick, English
Darfuri Research Workshop: Trauma, Law and Social Justice

Rosanna DeMarco, Nursing, and Thanh Tran, GSSW
Interdisciplinary evidence-based bilingual HIV prevention project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for undergraduates

Andrea Staiti, Philosophy
Workshop on Edmund Husserl, Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and a Phenomenological Philosophy

Fabio Ghironi, Economics
Continuation (final year) of International Economic Policy and Political Economy Seminar

Michael Noone, Music
Continuation (final year) of residency for Blue Heron Renaissance Choir

Ralf Gawlick, Music
Partial funding for composition and performance of song cycle based on the writings of artist Kathe Kollwitz in connection with possible future McMullen Museum exhibit of her works.

Sandra Hebert, Music
Residency for Callithumpian Consort, in connection with Paul Klee exhibit at the McMullen Museum

Sarah Ross and Virginia Reinberg, History
Interdisciplinary workshop on early modern artifacts, 1400-1800.

David Deese, Political Science, and faculty from Economics, Sociology, Law, and Theology
Continuation of collaboration on global human development

Joseph Nugent, English and Irish Studes
Boston Joyce Forum events, including a symposium on Joyce and technology

Amy Boesky, English, James Keenan, Theology, Cathy Read, CSON
Interdisciplinary symposium on Genetics, Narrative, and Identity (fall of 2013)

Academic Year 2011 – 2012

Fabio Ghironi, Economics
Continuation of International Economic Policy and Political Economy Seminar, $14,000 

Michael Noone, Music
Celebration of Tomas Luis de Victoria, $25,000

Michael Noone, Music; and Matilda Bruckner, Romance Languages and Literatures
Blue Heron Renaissance Ensemble in residence, one week, $12,500            

Jean-Luc Solere, Philosophy
Digitization of primary sources related to medieval and renaissance intellectual history, $4,500 

Stephanie Berzin, Graduate School of Social Work; Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, GSSW; and James Weiss, Theology
“Social Innovation Symposium” for A&S Capstone students

Jeremy Clarke, S. J., History
Continued programming related to the “Binding Friendship” exhibition, $6,000

David Deese, Political Science
Conference on International Development: seed money to fund a planning group to better organize a proposed conference, $1,000

Elizabeth Graver, English
Three-day residency for Junot Diaz, $17,500 

Paul Lewis, English
“Forgotten Chapters of Boston Literary History” exhibit at the BPL, $13,400

Michael Malec, Sociology
Conference on Athletics and the Academy, $8,000 

Marina McCoy, Philosophy and Kalpana Seshadri, English
Continuation of seminar on race, social justice, and ethics, $3,000

Joseph Nugent, Irish Studies, English
Boston Joyce Forum Events, $10,500

Vanessa Rumble, Philosophy
Conference on trauma, $12,500

Evangeline Sarda, Law School
Speakers on public interest law (toward starting a program in public interest law), $3,600

Robert Savage, History with Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher
Three linked undergraduate courses on “narrative exchanges across borders,” $1,500 for a web assistant

Robert Savage, History
Editorial assistance for Eire-Ireland journal and Rural Ireland exhibit catalogue

Kalpana Seshadri, English; and Kevin Newmark, Romance Languages and Literatures
Seminar on Derrida and deconstruction for faculty and graduate students, $2,500

Academic Year 2010 – 2011

Marina McCoy and Kalpana Seshadri
Faculty and graduate student seminars on race, gender, and the body, in connection with changing the name of the Women’s Studies program to Gender Studies. $2,700

Sarah Beckjord and Ourida Mostefai
Global Humanities seminar. $7,000

Cynthia Young
Race and Culture After 9/11. Undergraduate course, guest lectures, and symposium in collaboration with the Warren Center at Harvard. $24,975

Laura Hake
Continued funding of faculty Sustainability Workshops. $19,000

Elizabeth Graver
Residency for Gish Jen. Will give public reading, master class, and meet with students, November 9-11, 2010. Co-funding from Fiction Days and the Lowell Humanities Series. $18,300

Michael Noone
Two week-long residencies for the Blue Heron Renaissance Ensemble, including extensive student involvement with the group. $15,641

Devin Pendas
Conference on Human Rights and Religion in Historical Perspective. April 8-10, 2011. $13,000

Rebecca Nedostup
For projects and initiatives leading to formation of a Global Asia Center, including film series, seminars for undergraduate and graduate students, and practicum speaker. $11,000

Fabio Ghironi
International Economic Policy and Political Economy Seminar for undergraduates in Economics, International Studies, Political Science, and Finance. $8,000

David Hollenbach
Collaboration with Oxfam humanitarian director to plan and co-teach a course on “Human Rights, Humanitarian Crises, and Refugees” and to work with the Center for Human Rights and International Justice. $6,750

Paul Lewis
For exhibition at the Boston Public Library on “(Un) Common Writers: Forgotten Chapters in Boston’s Literary History,” including tie-in to course at BC. Committed $10,000 for AY 2012.