Professor Louise K. Stein has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College and University Teachers (awarded 12/2011 for use in 2012-13) for her project “Opera and the Transformation of Public Life in Naples under the Marquis del Carpio, 1683-1687.”  Her research for this project in Italian libraries and archives  was supported by a prestigious Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society in 2011, and enhanced by funding from a Distinguished Research Partnership Award from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, as well as earlier grants from OVPR, the faculty research fund in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and a fellowship at the UM Institute for the Humanities.  Stein is a senior fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows and Professor of Musicology.  She is also Faculty Advisor to the LSA Music program, active in the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and a faculty affiliate in Romance Language and Literatures.