Marci Shore awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Marci Shore, associate professor of history and a member of the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, has been awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Professor Shore focuses her work on the intellectual history of Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of “Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968,” “The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe,” and “The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution.” She is also the translator of Michał Głowiński’s “The Black Seasons” and more recently of Vladimir Rafeenko’s “Seven Dillweeds,” a short piece of fiction set during the ongoing war in the Donbas. Among her recent essays is “Out of the Desert: A Heidegger for Poland,” which was published in the Times Literary Supplement. “Out of the Desert,” written as a eulogy, portrays the encounter between the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka, himself a student of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, and the Polish philosopher Krzysztof Michalski, younger than Patočka by 40 years. It is a fragment of a project titled “Phenomenological Encounters: Scenes from Central Europe” that she will be working on during her Guggenheim year.

In addition to Professor Shore, this year’s winners are: Alexey Fedorov, professor of geology and geophysics, and Martin Hägglund, professor of comparative literature and of humanities.

The Yale faculty members are among 173 scholars, artists, and scientists to receive Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint fellowships) this year. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the foundation’s 94th competition.

U.S. Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.