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Getty Grant Program Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships

May 13, 1998

Recipients of the 1998-99 J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art and the Humanities were announced today by Deborah Marrow, Director of the Getty Grant Program. Fifteen scholars, who received their doctorates within the past six years, were each awarded a stipend of $30,000 for one year's research. The fellowships were awarded to scholars in four countries and will be used to conduct research world-wide. The purpose of the fellowship is to release scholars from academic and administrative responsibilities at a critical point early in their careers when professional expectations of them are high but research time is extremely limited.

The fellows were chosen through an international open competition. Applications were reviewed by 75 field specialists, including an international advisory committee. The 1998-99 Fellows' research projects reflect a broad range of topics, including Philippine modernity, Franco-German cultural relations in the 1930s, and rock art in southern Africa.

Selection of the 1998-99 Fellows brings to 217 the number of scholars to receive the awards since the program's inception in 1984. The application deadline for the 1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship competition is November 1, 1998. Information and application forms are available from the Getty Grant Program, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685.

The Postdoctoral Fellowships represent one of the many types of grants awarded to institutions and individuals throughout the world by the Getty Grant Program. Since its inception in 1984, the Grant Program has given more than $73 million to support over 1,800 projects in 150 countries. Recent grants have supported the scholarly reinterpretation of the Classic Maya murals of Bonampak in Chiapas, Mexico, the development of interpretive materials for the Denver Museum's American and European art collections, and the architectural conservation of Aachen Cathedral in Germany. The Grant Program, a part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, funds a diverse range of projects that promote research in the history of art and related fields, advancement of the understanding of art, and conservation of cultural heritage.

The Grant Program's postdoctoral fellowships are distinct from the residential fellowships offered by the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities and the J. Paul Getty Museum.


Fellows and Project Titles

Jonathan Lyle Beller
Ph.D., Duke University
Lecturer/Research Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Visual Transformations and Philippine Modernity."

Anne Elizabeth D'Alleva
Ph.D., Columbia University
Asistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Shaping the Body Politic: Gender, Status, and Power in the Art of Eighteenth-Century Tahiti and the Society Islands."

Karen Ann Fiss
Ph.D., Yale University
Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
"'Deutschland in Paris': Franco-German Cultural Relations in the 1930s."

Birgit Franke
Ph.D., Technische Universität Berlin und Freie Universität Berlin
Independent Scholar, Marburg, Germany
"'Ruler of Heaven and Earth': Alexander the Great in the Visual Arts of the Flemish Renaissance."

Sharon E. Gerstel
Ph.D., New York University
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
"Painting the Sacred House: An Examination of Painted Churches and Lay Ritual in Medieval Byzantium."

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
"Extremities in Paint: Representing Empire in Post-Revolutionary France, 1789-1830."

Helen Mary Hills
Ph.D., London University
Assistant Professor, University of Manchester, England
"Constructing Devotion: The Politics of Compromise in Art Patronage in Female Convents in Southern Italy (Naples and Palermo)."

Allen Francis Hockley
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
"Isoda Koryusai: An Opportunity to Re-think 18th-Century Ukiyo-e."

Karen Ann Lang
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Visiting Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
"Cool Idols: Aesthetics, Subjectivity, and the Making of Art History."

Anthony Wallace Lee
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Richardson
"Fragments for a Future: Representations of an Early American Chinatown."

Nii Quarcoopome
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Art on the Margins: Youth Art and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Ghana, 1957-1997."

Dana Lynn Rush
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research Fellow, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
"It's a Small World: Afro-Hinduism in Voden Arts and Religious Consciousnesses."

Frederic Jonathan Schwartz
Ph.D., Columbia University
Lecturer, University College, London, England
"Uncomfortable Modernity: Critical Theory, the Avant-Garde, and the History of Art in Germany."

Anne Catherine Solomon
Ph.D., University of Cape Town
Independent Scholar, Cape Town, South Africa
"Form, Process and Diversity in Southern San Rock Art."

Eugene Yuejin Wang
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Pagoda as Heterotopia in Medieval China."

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