Gillian Weiss awarded NEH Fellowship

Gillian Weiss, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, was awarded by The National Endowment for the Humanities a year-long fellowship by  to work on her book project, The Money Launderer’s Daughter: A Tunisian Woman and a Slave Rumor in the Early Modern Mediterranean. This study uses a tale of religious conversion transmitted by seemingly powerless Muslim galley slaves to summon an unfamiliar maritime world and to reflect on the possibilities and limits of writing history using hearsay.

The NEH awarded 70 awards nationally this year—an acceptance rate of 7 percent—and Weiss was one of only two scholars from Ohio to receive the fellowship.

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