Professor Johnson awarded ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowships

April 14th, 2014 in News

Jim Johnson, Professor of History and a member of our Executive Board, was recently awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship.  During his ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowship terms, Professor Johnson will be working on Means of Concealment: French Identity and the Self, the follow-up book to Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic, published in 2011.  Both works examine the meanings of masks, both physical and figurative, and together will trace evolving ideas of the self and the rise of modern individualism through modes of concealment and its penetration.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Johnson for being selected for these prestigious awards.