Bockelman receives NEH fellowship for research on Argentine history

Associate Professor of History Brian Bockelman has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his research and writing on the history of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,400 over the course of 12 months for Bockelman to pursue his project, titled “’Down with the Palms of the Plaza!’: How a Tree in Buenos Aires Sparked Argentina’s First Modern Culture War, c. 1883.”

Bockelman is an expert in Latin American history with a special emphasis on modern Argentine intellectual and cultural history. His most recent work has focused on the history and symbolism of palm trees in cities of the Americas, especially in Buenos Aires, where they are not a native species. He is currently in Argentina on a research trip supported by a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society.


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