Dr Duane Jethro Awarded Humboldt Fellowship

15 Nov 2016 - 07:45

Dr Duane Jethro, a Historical Studies post-doctoral fellow based in the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, has been awarded a Georg Forster Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Through prestigious fellowships like this, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fosters collaboration and cooperation between excellent scientists from Germany and abroad. More about Georg Forster fellowships can be found out here. Duane will work with Professor Sharon Macdonald at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMaH) at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Visit the CARMaH website for more information about the research unit and its current projects. Professor Macdonald is a leading scholar of museums and heritage studies, and is the author of, among others, Memory Lands: Memory and Identity in Europe Today, Difficult Heritage: Negotiating the Nazi Past in Nuremburg and Beyond and Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum. Starting in March 2017, Dr Jethro’s two year project, titled Aesthetics and Difference: Heritage, Social Diversity and Change in Berlin, looks at the shifting aesthetic appeal of heritage formations in a context of diversity and urban change.