May 2019 is here, and along with the warmer weather, the Kluge Center has welcomed five new fellows into residence. Here are a few of the projects that they will be working on:
Cydonie Banting, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from King’s College London. During her residency, Cydonie will conduct research on the Rukiga Language resource website to accompany doctoral research on Bakiga Music. While in residence, Cydonie will utilize the Library’s resources into Bakiga pre-colonial belief systems, the Ugandan Church and its music, and music created by Ugandan composers. She hopes to strengthen the content of her Ph.D, create a Rukiga resource that aids the understanding of her research, and create a reference for future scholarship into Bakiga culture.
Krista Goff, a Kluge Fellow, arrived from the University of Miami. During her residency, Krista will research “Nested Nationalism: Soviet Nationality Politics and Minority Experience.” While in residence, Krista will use a variety of collections from the Microform, European, Geography and Map, and African and Middle Eastern Collections to analyze the minority experience in the Soviet Union.
Hayang Yumi Kim, an incoming David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, arrived from the Johns Hopkins University. During her residency, Hayang will focus on her project, “Managing Madness: Religion, Gender and Care in Japan, 1870s-1920s.” While in residence, Hayang will work in the Japanese Collection, as well as with Japanese resources found in the Law Library. She hopes to use her time here to advance her work tracing the evolution of ideas and experiences of mental illness in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Philippa Koch, a second David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, arrived from Missouri State. During her residency, Philippa will concentrate on “Maternity, Spirituality, and Health: Defining Early American Women in Missions and Reform.” While in residence, Philippa will work with various manuscript collections related to mission efforts and exploration of Hawaiian and North American Indigenous communities, records detailing domestic reform efforts, and manuscript collections related to women’s health, maternity, and infant care in colonial America and the early American republic. She hopes to explore how ideals of womanhood in the early American republic were shaped by Christian concepts of maternity and by missionaries’ and reformers’ global encounters with different spiritual and health practices in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Jeanine Quene, a second AHRC Fellow, arrived from the University of Cambridge. During her residency, Laura will work on “Gender, Race, and Conservative Women in American Politics, 1900-1930”. While in residence, Laura will mainly look into the papers of Alma White – the Library holds the entirety of her written work. She hopes to make progress in her efforts to uncover the gender and race politics of conservative white women in early twentieth century America.
Check back next month for more arriving scholars. Click here for the full list of scholars currently in residence.