Category Archives: Guggenheims

April 11, 2013, 11:26 am

The Art of Losing Isn’t Hard To Master

alfred_e_neumanThe final results are in for grants filed by Tenured Radical last fall:  of four requests for funding to support my sabbatical, exactly none succeeded. Over the last few weeks I have been fielding communications from various foundations that express profound regret at this situation.

I would like to point out that this regret, unlike so many other forms of regret, was avoidable. But that said, I want everyone who spent the time reading my grants and discarding them to know: I forgive you! And to everyone whose grants were chosen when mine was not? I forgive you too!

To the thousands of people who have been opening the same form letters as I have opened in the past few weeks: take it from a fellow loser, you did good to even try. I know you feel like the Whack -A-Mole. So do I. However, need I point out that you will only ever have a chance of success of you are willing to risk…

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April 15, 2010, 12:07 pm

And They’re Off! Historians On The Guggenheim List

You can, of course, check the list yourself. But history colleagues who deserve a Jacquie Lawson e-card are:

Andrew Apter, Professor of History and Anthropology, and Director, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles: A study of slave coasts and hinterlands in Afro-American perspective.

Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Graduate Center, CUNY: The visual culture of the American Civil War.

Antoinette Burton, Professor of History and Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Resistance in the British Empire from the Opium Wars to Mau Mau.

William Caferro, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University: War, economy, and culture in Italy, 1330-1450.

Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, New York…

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