2022-2023 FPUL Research Grant Recipients Are Announced

Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the final recipients of the 2022-23 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants. The grant program will support visits from 31 researchers to Princeton in the coming year. The awardees and their projects are listed below. Information about the grants program can be found on the Library Research Grants page.

2022-2023 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Name, Title of Project, Library unit(s), Funding Source. Unless otherwise noted, the funding source is the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

Lena Anlauf, “The Soviet Picture Book Market in the 1920s – Historical Analysis of the Blossoming and Decline of the Publisher “Raduga,” Cotsen Children's Library, Cotsen Fund.

Julian Baker, “The Medieval Coinages of Greece and the Aegean in the Firestone Library,” Numismatics Collection, Marquand Art and Archaeology Library.

Lorenzo Bartolucci, “The Neurological Imagination: Neuroscience and the Self in Twentieth-Century Poetry,” Manuscripts Collection.

Crystal Brandenburgh, “Planning for Peace: The National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War and Women’s Interwar Peace Organizing,” Public Policy Papers; Manuscripts Collection, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Fund.

Ricarda Brosch, “(Re-)Mediation and Visualisation in the Making of the Illustrations to the Collected Statutes (Huidian Tu) at the Qing Court,” East Asian Library.

Jordan Buchanan, “Global Connections, Social Networks, and Urban Environments during Mexico’s Neoliberal Transition, 1982-1994,” Public Policy Papers, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Fund.

María Sofía de la Vega, “Genealogies in the Idea Vilariño Archive: The Construction of Modernist in the Latin American Literary Field of the 20th Century,” Manuscripts Collection, Program in Latin American Studies Fund.

Brook Depenbusch, “Down and Out in the USA: General Relief and the Politics of Precarity, 1935-1978,” Public Policy Papers.

Du Fei, “Virtuous Inheritance: Gendering Islam and Economic Life in Global South Asia,” Manuscripts Collection.

Elena Fogolin, “German Printers in Rome in the 1470s-1480s: Book Output and Circulation,” Rare Book Collection; Scheide Library.

Laura Gathagan, “Prizing Difference: PEN Awards and the Politics of Racial Formation in American Fiction after 1961,” Manuscripts Collection.

Yiming Ha, “Fighting for the State: Military Mobilization, State-building, and the Mongol Transformation of China, 1206-1644 CE,” East Asian Library.

Clare Hutton, “Women and the Making of Joyce's Ulysses,” Manuscripts Collection.

Sarah Kampbell, “Counterfeit or Currency? Identifying the Purpose and Production of Imitation Andrea Dandolo Ducats,” Numismatics Collection.

Dean Kotlowski, "Toward Self-Determination: Federal Indian Policy from Truman to Clinton," Public Policy Papers, Manuscript Collection.

Alejandro Lámbarry, “Voyager. Life and work of Sergio Pitol (1963-1988),” Manuscripts Collection, Program in Latin American Studies Fund.

Dahlia Li, “Dancing Letters, Writing Movement: Toni Morrison as a Theorist of Dance,” Manuscripts Collection.

Sabrina Li, “Novel Research: Childhood, Fairytales, and Chinese-US Transnational Identity (1930s-1990s),” Cotsen Children’s Library, East Asian Library, Manuscripts Collection, Cotsen Fund.

Valentina Litvan, “Writing Jewishness and the Exile of Language in Juan Gelman and Alejandra Pizarnik,” Manuscripts Collection, Program in Latin American Studies Fund.

Scott Lucas, “Unique Insights from Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library of Two Popular Qur’an Commentaries,” Manuscripts Collection.

Muireann Maguire, “Russian Silhouettes: Tracing the Translation and Reception of Russian Literature in Twentieth-Century America,” Manuscripts Collection.

Julia Menzel, “Enigmatic Nature: A Critical History of Theoretical Physics, 1967-2004,” Manuscripts Collection.

Alec Pollak, “The Right to Repair: Literary Estates, Copyright Law, and Authorial Afterlives,” Manuscripts Collection.

Alan Rauch, “Science, Women, and the Mother Tongue: Translating Knowledge for 19th Century Children,” Cotsen Children’s Library; Rare Book Collection, Cotsen Fund.

Amit Sadan, “Cyrus's Garden is under Development: Nation-Building and Environmental History in Pahlavi Iran," Public Policy Papers, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Fund.

Tobias Scheunchen, “Summary Statements of Law? The Tarjīḥāt Al-Bayyināt (Preponderances of Proofs) in the 17th and 18th-century Manuscripts of the Robert Garrett Collection," Manuscripts Collection.

Kathleen Sewright, “Spanish Liturgical Plainchant Manuscripts in U.S. Institutional Collections," Manuscripts Collection.

Frederick White, “Ernest Hemingway in the Soviet Union," Manuscripts Collection.

Augusto Wong, “Founding Father of the Latin American Boom: Carlos Fuentes 1958-1964," Manuscripts Collection.

Ben Wright, “Empires of Souls: The United States, Britain, and Africa," Rare Books Collection; Manuscripts Collection.

Lei Yang, “Retelling the Past: Narrative Devices in Early Chinese Historiography," East Asian Library.

The quality of the 70 applications received was outstanding. These were received and carefully reviewed by members of the Special Collections staff and other Library staff. From the initial review, 58 proposals were recommended to the Grants Committee. The Committee selected 31 recipients. Grants Committee members included:

  • Alexis Antracoli, Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections Technical Services
  • Minjie Chen, Metadata Librarian, Non-Roman Collections, Cotsen Children's Library
  • William Jordan, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Department of History
  • Stanley N. Katz, Friends of Princeton University Library, Lecturer with rank of Professor of Public and International Affairs, President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies
  • Daniel Linke, University Archivist and Deputy Head of Special Collections, Grants Committee Chair
  • James Marrow, Friends of Princeton University Library, Professor Emeritus, Northern Renaissance Art
  • Robbie Richardson, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Princeton University Library wishes to thank the Friends of the Library for their ongoing support of the grant program, as well as the continued support from the Program in Latin American Studies, the Cotsen Children’s Library, and an anonymous supporter of the Mudd Manuscript Library. The substantial funding, $105,000 in total, has allowed the Library to continue to support a wide range of scholarship and research this year, which showcase the important special collections holdings held within the Princeton University Library.

Published April 18, 2022.

Media Contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications