UT Professors Receive National Humanities Fellowships

A University of Tennessee medievalist, an art historian, and a scholar of modern Eastern European history have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Winning NEH fellowships were:

Dorothy Habel, Distinguished Professor in the School of Art. Habel is researching “Public Voices in the Urban Building Process in Baroque Rome.”

Thomas Heffernan, Kenneth Curry Professor of English. Heffernan is editing and annotating “The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity,” one of the first autobiographies written by a woman in Western culture.

Vejas Liulevicius, associate professor of history. Liulevicius’s project is “German Utopias in Eastern Europe,” a study of changes in the German national identity in modern times.

UT was one of only 14 schools in the nation to have at least three faculty members chosen for the NEH awards, which fund periods of sustained research and writing for scholars in the humanities, said Loren Crabtree, chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“The awards represent a substantive success for the university’s effort to strengthen the quality and stature of our scholarship in the humanities,” Crabtree said.