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Prof. Barbara Mittler wins Henry Allen Moe Prize

Mar 23, 2009

Prof. Barbara Mittler, speaker of the Cluster's research area "Public Spheres" and coordinator of various projects, has won the Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities bestowed annually by the American Philosophical Society.

The Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities honours the best academic paper in the humanities presented at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society. Prof. Barbara Mittler receives the 2009 Prize for her paper "Popular Propaganda? Art and Culture in Revolutionary China".

The prize includes an honorarium of 3.000 US $ and will be officially bestowed at the upcoming Spring General Meeting of the Society in Philadelphia on April 24, 2009.

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission in three principal ways. It honors and engages distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in the semi-annual Meetings in Philadelphia. It supports research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. It serves scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey the conviction of its members that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the public interest.


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