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EricksonThe UT Humanities Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series this week features an expert who will offer advice on winning research fellowships.

Paul Erickson, the director of academic programs at the American Antiquarian Society, will speak at 3:30 p.m. on September 12 in the Tennessee Humanities Center Seminar Room in Melrose Hall. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled Get Paid to Read Old Books! How to Apply for and Win Fellowships at Independent Research Libraries.”

AAS is an independent research library of early American history, literature, and culture located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Erickson will speak on the application process for nationally competitive grants at AAS and other research institutions. He also will talk about the resources available to fellowship recipients at these institutions.

Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied popular print culture and American urbanization in the 1800s.

The lecture series continues through April 2015:

October 13—Glen Bowersock, professor emeritus of ancient history, Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies, will speak on “The Lod and Kfar ‘Othnay Mosaics: Religion in Third-Century Roman Palestine.”

November 10—Nicola Di Cosmo, Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies. Topic to be announced.

November 21 —Karl Ameriks, McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, will deliver a lecture entitled “On Kant and Autonomy.”

February 6—Stewart Shapiro, O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, will present “Conceptions of the Continuous.”

March 13—David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge. Topic to be announced.

March 25—Gail Hershatter, distinguished professor of history, University of California, Santa Cruz. Topic to be announced.

April 2—Robert Darnton, Carl Pforzheimer University Professor and university librarian, Harvard University. Topic to be announced.

For more about the UT Humanities Center, visit the website.

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Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,