Publication Date

December 1, 1990

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The AHA’s Research Division recently announced awards made to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Funds for the grant program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. Awarded annually in the fall, grants are intended to further research in progress and are used to fund travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or xeroxing, etc.

The following members, and their proposed research projects, were selected from the forty-four applications reviewed:

Stephen P. Blake, assoc. prof., St. Olaf College, “Comparative Islamic Capitals in the Early Modern Period: Shahjahanabad, Istanbul, and Isfahan”

James R. Farr,, Purdue University, “The Wages of Sin: Law, Morality, and Religion in France, 1550–1730”

Anita Guerrini, lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Natural Philosophy, Medicine, and Culture in Eighteenth-century Britain”

Joel F. Harrington, asst. prof., Vanderbilt University, “Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany”

James A. Jaffee, asst. prof., University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, “Theories of Trade Unionism during the Industrial Revolution”

Dennis D. Martin, visiting fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Why Not Let Sleeping Monks Lie? Late Medieval Monastic Culture”

Sue Peabody, PhD candidate, University of Iowa, “Blacks in Eighteenth-Century France”

Lynne Viola, asst. prof., University of Toronto, “Peasant Rebels under Stalin”

Robert Weinberg, asst. prof., Swarthmore College, “A Soviet Palestine: Biro-Bidzhan and the Making of a Jewish Homeland”

The deadline for the next competition will be September 15, 1991. To be placed on the Schmitt mailing list to receive updated application forms when available, please write to the Administrative Assistant, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.