Professor Jim Johnson Awarded ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowships

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June 18th, 2014

James Johnson

Professor Jim Johnson of the BU History Department 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.