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Professors Awarded Cabot Fellowships

By Sarah L. Solorzano, Contributing Writer

Six Harvard professors have received this year’s Cabot fellowship, an annual award given in recognition of academic distinction.

Jeremy R. Knowles, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, recently named Tom C. Conley, professor of romance languages and literatures, Peter T. Ellison, professor of anthropology, Michael McCormick, professor of history, Michael J. Sandel, professor of government, Kay K. Shelemay, Watts professor of music and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Phillips professor of early American history as recipients of the honor.

The Cabot Fellows will receive a monetary award of $10,000.

The fellowship is only given to professors working in the humanities and some of the social sciences.

They are awarded in recognition of significant publications and scholarly works that have made an impact in their fields, according to Knowles.

Knowles said the process of choosing the fellows “involves the careful consideration of the scholarly work and intellectual trajectory of faculty colleagues. These decisions are never easy, but always gratifying.”

The Cabot Fund was established in 1905 in honor of Walter Channing Cabot by his wife, Elizabeth Rogers Cabot, and their children. Its aim is to award and encourage scholarly endeavours and academic distinction among Harvard faculty.

Cabot Fellows are named yearly. Recent past honorees include Charles P. Segal, the late Klein professor of classics, Robert D. Putnam, Malkin Professor of public policy, Elizabeth J. Perry, Rosovsky professor of government and Orlando Patterson, Cowles professor of sociology. Recipients are never repeated.

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