Dr. Ulrich L. Lehner, Assistant Professor in Historical Theology, received in January 2008 the prestigious award of membership at the Princeton Institute of Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, for Fall 2008. He is the first Marquette professor, and one of the few church historians, ever awarded this honor. Dr. Lehner will work during his tenure at Princeton on his project “Enlightened Monks: The Benedictines of Southern Germany.”
The Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, a private, independent academic institution located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s leading Centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. Work at the Institute takes place in four Schools: Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Science. The Institute awards each year fellowships to some 190 visiting Members, from about one hundred universities and research institutions throughout the world. It provides for the mentoring of younger scholars by Faculty, and it offers all who work there the freedom to undertake research that will make significant contributions in any of the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities studied at the Institute. The Institute’s more than 5,000 former Members hold positions of intellectual and scientific leadership throughout the academic world. Some twenty-two Nobel Laureates and thirty-four out of forty-eight Fields Medalists have been Institute Faculty or Members. Many winners of the Wolf or MacArthur prizes have also been affiliated with the Institute.
Web Posted: 02/08/2008