Sean Wilentz Named Old Dominion Professor
The Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Old Dominion Professors. They are Michael Flower, Simon Gikandi, Kim Lane Scheppele, and Sean Wilentz.
Appointed for a term of one year, Old Dominion Professors will join a program designed to provide additional research time and to enhance the humanities community more broadly. They will also serve as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.
Throughout the year, this core group of senior faculty will engage colleagues and students from across the University in sustained discussions about their work:
Michael Flower, Professor of Classics
Project: The Art of Historical Fiction in Ancient Greece
Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English
Project: The Atlantic Crypt: Slavery and the Cultures of Modernity
Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values
Project: Counter-Constitutions and the End of History
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History; Professor of History
Project: The Triumph of American Antislavery
Over the coming year, the Humanities Council will bring these research projects into the view of the wider community, as the Professors contribute to the Council’s programs and events.