Nine in West Virginia awarded fellowships

VIENNA — A Vienna man is among nine West Virginians awarded fellowships through the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Christopher Shrock of Vienna will research and write about “Epistemic Freedom: A Reidian Social Epistemology.”

The $3,000 grants are awarded each year to college faculty and independent scholars for research and writing projects in the humanities. The council offers grants to nonprofit organizations supporting educational programming, budgeting over $800,000 for grants and programs each year.

Other 2019 Fellows and their subjects are:

Vicki Stroeher, Huntington, “Benjamin Britten and the Art of Song.”

Michael Woods, Huntington, “The Business of Bigotry: John Van Evrie and the Rise of a Racist Publishing Empire”

Laura Michele Diener, Huntington, “Seeress of the North: A biography of Sigrid Undset”

Nathan Tauger, Charleston, “Residential Segregation in West Virginia, 1900-1968”

Zelideth Rivas, Huntington, “Hawaii as Haven: Healing Peruvian Double Displacement”

Catherine Moore, Ansted, “Union: An Appalachian Revolution”

Charlotte Hoelke, Morgantown, “On Queer Happiness: Delight, Disgust, Doing, and Undoing”

Evan A. MacCarthy, Morgantown, “The Voyage through Montaigne’s Ears”

The Humanities Council is a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors whose members are drawn from all parts of West Virginia. It is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.