2020 Fellows of the American Council of Learned Societies

The following fellows’ topics deal with elements of science, technology, or medicine. Please note the disciplinary breadth of the projects.


Javier Patino Loira  |  Abstract

Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles  –  Sharp Minds: Metaphor and the Cult of Ingenuity in an Age of Science (1639-1654)



Jon T. Coleman  |  Abstract

Professor, History, University of Notre Dame  –  The Mighty Kankakee: History Against the Current



Samira Sheikh  |  Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Vanderbilt University  –  Landscapes of Conflict: Geographical mapping in early modern Gujarat, India



Arjun Guneratne  |  Abstract

Professor, Anthropology, Macalester College  –  Ornithology at the margins: The social history of a field science in Sri Lanka



Shelley Streeby  |  Abstract

Professor, Literature and Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego  –  Speculative Archives: Hidden Histories and Ecologies of Science Fiction World-Making



Nathan Vedal  |  Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Washington University in St. Louis  –  The Category of Everything: Ordering and Circulating Knowledge in Early Modern Chin