Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Maria Rethelyi has been awarded a travel grant from American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) through its East European Studies program.
The travel grant will fund Rethelyi's project, "Imagined Histories, Invented Identities," to be presented at the Writing Central Eastern Europe conference, June 11-13, 2010, in Krakow, Poland.
ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Founded in 1919, its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."
The East European Studies Programs provide fellowships and grants to American scholars pursuing humanities and social science research on Eastern Europe. Awards include dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships for research and writing, grants for organizing conferences, and funding for travel to conferences. In addition, grants are offered to individuals for intensive summer study of East European languages and to institutions for conducting summer language courses.
Read more about Maria Rethelyi on the religious studies department Web site.
Posted: June 11, 2010