The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Silas H. Palmer fellowship competition. The following eight Stanford students will receive an award of $2000 to support their research based on Hoover's collections.
We look forward to sharing interviews and essays highlighting their projects during the course of the year.
Ian Beacock, PhD candidate in modern European history
Project: "The Head & the Heart: Liberal Emotions in Weimar Germany, 1918–33"
Emily Chen, MA student in East Asian studies
Project: "Challenges and Opportunities of Sino-Japanese Reconciliation from the Perspective of Japan"
Collection: Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection
Britta Ellwanger, BA student in political science
Project: "Evolution and Consolidation of Western Ukrainian Identity"
Chen Fang, MA student in East Asian studies
Project: “The Making of New Man: Central Party School in the Yan'an Rectification Movement"
Collection: Nym Wales Papers
Benjamin Musachio, BA student in Slavic languages and literature
Project: "An Exploration of the American Right’s Response to Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago"
Claire Rydell, PhD candidate in US history
Project: "Inventing an American Liberal Tradition: How England’s John Locke Became ‘America’s Philosopher’"
Collections: Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers, Heartland Institute Collection, Friedrich A. von Hayek Papers, Sidney Hook Papers, William Harold Hutt Papers, Institute for Humane Studies Miscellaneous Records, Raymond Moley Papers, Edward Rozek Papers
Hangping Xu, PhD candidate in modern Chinese literature
Project: “History as Spectacle: From Communist Sublime to Christian Sublime”
Collection: Lin Zhao Papers
Xiang Zhai, MA student in East Asian studies
Project: Triangular relations between China, Japan, and the US
For information about this year's program, please contact outreach archivist Jill Golden at jegolden[at]stanford.edu.