Humanities scholars earn fellowships for international research

Four scholars in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were named recipients of the 2006-2007 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowships.

The ACLS is a private, non-profit federation that supports studies in humanities and social sciences. Each year, the ACLS awards fellowships and grants to researchers working in humanities fields. This year, the organization awarded more than $8.3 million to 232 U.S.-based scholars.

Winners include:

  • Jue Guo, a graduate student of East Asian language and literature, received a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS grant for scholars focused on East Asian archeology and early history.
  • Julia K. Murray, an art history professor, was named an ACLS International and Area Studies fellow. Murray researches various art forms of Confucius created at the now-destroyed ancient shrine of Kongzhai and their importance to Confucianism and other religions.

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