Humanities Council

2019-20 Visiting Fellows Announced

Published By: 
Dasha Koltunyuk
May 13, 2019

The Humanities Council welcomes eight Long-Term Visiting Fellows and 12 Short-Term Visiting Fellows to Princeton University for the 2019-20 academic year. Chairs of humanities departments nominated scholars from around the world, with support from directors of interdisciplinary programs in the humanities.

Long-Term Visiting Fellows will teach one course during the fall or spring semester. Short-Term Visiting Fellows traditionally participate in lectures, classes, colloquia, and informal discussions for an intensive three- to five-day visit. Public lectures will be posted on the Council’s campus-wide Calendar of Events.

Three of these fellows are affiliated with the Department of Music:

Sergey Konaev
Principal Researcher, State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow 
Course: How to Build a Ballet from Archival Materials: The Dances Tchaikovsky Sourced for “Swan Lake”

Dr. Konaev will be Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Music. An expert on the records of the  Russian Imperial Theatres, he conducts research in the history of ballet at one of its most distinctive centers. His publications delve into the transactions between French and Russian composition and choreography in the key late Russian imperial years.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Traditional musician, arranger, composer

A performer and composer, Mr. Ó Raghallaigh is a leading fiddler in the contemporary Irish music world.  A traditional musician immersed in many folk traditions, his work ventures into live electronics and video. His experience with the crafting of instruments contributes to his virtuosity on the 10-string fiddle, for which he composes. He will be Edward T. Cone ’39 *42 Short-Term Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Music.

Lawrence Zazzo
Singer and musicologist

A leading countertenor in the operatic scene, Zazzo will be Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Music. A scholar and a teacher of both performance and voice, he is a prominent interpreter of Handel. His scholarly publications and recordings have penetrating engagement with several of the composer’s oratorios and operas, in addition to baroque chamber music.

For a complete list of 2019-20 Fellows, click here