Two UC Berkeley history professors, Brian DeLay and James Vernon, have been awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Guggenheim fellowships are grants that allow recipients the time and creative freedom to complete their research, books or other projects. This year, just 168 fellowships were awarded from a pool of over 3,000 applicants throughout the US and Canada.
Associate Professor Brian Delay plans to use his fellowship to “launch a digital humanities project that tracks the movement of weapons around the world from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to World War I.” Professor James Vernon will use his fellowship to write a mini-history of London’s Heathrow Airport, "one of his least favorite places in the world," which he calls “a laboratory for many of the characteristics we associate with neoliberalism."
Three other Berkeley professors garnered fellowships, as well. Read more about the winners here.