David Bell Named Cullman Center Fellow
David Bell; Photo courtesy of Joseph Bell
The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 20th class of Fellows: independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen out of 397 applicants from 45 countries, the 2018 class of Cullman Center Fellows includes:
- Academics David Bell, Ada Ferrer, Faith Hillis, Martha Hodes, Brooke Holmes, and Corey Robin
- Independent scholars Jennifer Croft, Mary Dearborn, Amanda Vaill, and Frances Wilson
- Fiction writers Karan Mahajan, Marisa Silver, and Kirmen Uribe
- Poets Vona Groarke and francine j. harris
"I am tremendously excited to welcome a new class of Cullman Center Fellows to The New York Public Library," said Tony Marx, President of NYPL. "Utilizing primary sources and conducting research is not only relevant but essential to our society and culture at this moment in history. I look forward to seeing how this year’s Fellows use our collections to create new work and enrich our world."
The John and Constance Birkelund Fellow
David Bell, Lapidus Professor in the Department of History at Princeton, is a historian of modern Europe. Among his books are The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Making of Warfare as We Know It and Shadows of Revolution: Reflections on France, Past and Present. He writes regularly for publications including the Nation, the New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. While at the Cullman Center he will be completing a book tentatively titled The Idols of the Age of Revolution: Charisma and Power in the Atlantic World, 1750–1830.