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NEH Awards Summer Stipend to CCNY Historian Lale Can

CCNY historian Lale Can has won an NEH Summer Stipend to finish a book on trans-imperial pilgrimage across Asia at the turn of the 20th century.

City College of New York historian Lale Can, whose expertise includes Ottoman and Middle East history, has won a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend to finish a book on trans-imperial pilgrimage across Asia at the turn of the 20th century. 

The award is part of $22.8 million in grants for 232 humanities projects announced by the NEH in Washington, D.C. 

According to Can, “Spiritual Citizens: Central Asians and the Politics of Pilgrimage in the Ottoman Empire, 1869-1914,” promises to be a unique contribution to the literature on the late Ottoman Empire and Central Asia, as well as studies of imperial citizenship and extraterritorial rights. Can is an assistant professor in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts.

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

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Jay Mwamba
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