On May 4, 2018, the Humanities Council’s executive committee has approved a 2018-19 Gardner Magic Project grant to support a spring 2019 workshop related to Paize Keulemans' project "Mapping the Empire’s Watery Ways".
David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project Grants in the Humanities Council ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 are awarded to Princeton faculty members, thanks to the generosity of Lynn Shostack, in memory of her husband, David A. Gardner ’69.
The goal is to support ideas that break new ground intellectually and pedagogically and have the potential to change how the humanities are conceived and taught. The committee is attentive to interdisciplinary initiatives as well as to intellectual “nooks and crannies” that might not be well known to students and colleagues but are essential to the richness of the Princeton experience. In this context, the word magic is used metaphorically to signal the possibility of making new things happen.