VCUarts professor receives National Humanities Center fellowship

The National Humanities Center recently announced its fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Among the 33 recipients is VCUarts faculty member Catherine Roach, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Art History. Roach is the first faculty member from VCUarts—and the second from VCU—to receive this coveted fellowship. It will support research for her book, “The Shadow Museum: A History of the British Institution, 1805–1867.”

“We are delighted to support the exciting work of these outstanding scholars,” said Robert D. Newman, president, and director of the National Humanities Center, in a press release. “They are a remarkably diverse group whose scholarly expertise spans humanities disciplines. We look forward to welcoming them in the fall as they work on their individual projects and form a dynamic intellectual community.”

The National Humanities Center will award over $1,800,000 in fellowship grants to enable the selected scholars to leave their regular academic duties and pursue research at the Center.

This year’s recipients, selected from 592 applications, represent humanistic scholarship in various academic disciplines and research areas. Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.

Learn more about our art history programs and how to apply.