History professors represented 4 of the 6 U-M scholars to receive this year's American Council of Learned Societies awards.

Hussein Fancy, assistant professor of history; and Martha Jones, associate professor of history and Afroamerican and African studies, received ACLS Fellowships, which provide financial support to individual scholars in the humanities and related social sciences for up to one year of full-time research and writing.

Ellen Muehlberger, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies and history, was named a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellow. The program provides advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences with time and resources to pursue research under optimal conditions.

Christian de Pee, associate professor of history, was awarded the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, designed to support recently tenured scholars in the humanities and related social sciences in the years immediately following the granting of tenure, providing potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects.

"ACLS employs a rigorous, multistage peer-review process to ensure that the selected fellows represent the very best in their fields," said Nicole Stahlmann, director of Fellowship Programs at ACLS. "This year's fellows were chosen from among hundreds of excellent applications for their potential to create new knowledge that will improve our understanding of the world and its diverse cultures and societies.

"The Ryskamp and Burkhardt fellowships are targeted interventions in the careers of exceptionally talented scholars. This outstanding group of fellows stands poised to make significant contributions to a variety of humanistic disciplines."