The Franke Institute Governing Board recently announced the eight Franke Faculty Fellows, including CEAS faculty members, Chelsea Foxwell and Paola Iovene. Each year the Franke Institute for the Humanities awards a limited number of Faculty Residential Fellowships to members of the University of Chicago faculty who are engaged in interdisciplinary projects. In addition to receiving financial support for research expenses connected with their proposal, Fellows are also provided with administrative support including trained research assistants to aid with their projects.
How might thinking with social, environmental, and technological phenomena in Japan generate new conceptual insights for reimagining the relationship between technology, nature, and collective life? Michael Fisch pursues this question through an interdisciplinary approach that brings together sociocultural anthropology, Japan studies, media studies, and science and technology studies.
The Center for the Art of East Asia Launches New Collaborative Initiative With Generous Support from the Cyrus Tang Foundation
The Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History has been the recipient of generous support from the Cyrus Tang Foundation to launch a new collaborative initiative, the Dispersed Chinese Art Digitization Project to create a digital database of Chinese works of art that are located outside of China. It builds on earlier CAEA projects that compiled digital records of Buddhist cave sculptures and Chinese paintings and designed websites as resources for teaching, exhibition and further research.
The Association for Asian Studies will award this year's Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies award to Professor Emeritus Norma Field during this year's AAS Awards Ceremony. The AAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies represents the highest honor the AAS can bestow. Originally named the “Award for Distinguished Service,” in 1992 it was renamed the “AAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies.” It is intended to honor outstanding scholarship and service to the field.