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Interdisciplinary Arts professor named NEH Summer Scholar


Ohio University professor Vladimir Marchenkov has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a highly competitive national applicant pool to attend one of 21 summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Marchenkov, associate professor of aesthetics and theory in the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary Arts, will participate in an institute titled "The Historical and Cultural Development of Modern India."

The four-week program will be held in Delhi, Agra, and Varanasi, India, and directed by Beverly Blois of Northern Virginia Community College and Daniel Ehnbom of the University of Virginia. Sponsorship of the institute is by the Community College Humanities Association, headquartered at Essex County College in Newark, N.J.

The Endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports seminars and institutes at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.
 
The approximately 435 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach more than 75,000 American students the following year.