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Prof. Margócsy Wins Major International Fellowship

Assistant History Professor Dániel Margócsy is the winner of a highly prized international fellowship from the New York Public Library and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He was one of 14 fellows chosen for 2012-13 from a pool of 305 scholars, academics and creative writers from 21 countries.

All of the fellows receive a stipend and a private office in the Cullman Center's quarters in the library's landmark building on Fifth Ave. and 42nd Street as well as the assistance of the library's staff as they pursue their scholarly or creative projects. Margócsy - who will hold the Birkelund Fellowship - is working on a book that explores how the creative arts influenced the development of modern science.

He earned his BA in the humanities summa cum laude from the University College in Utrecht, the Netherlands; studied comparative literature at Stanford; received a PhD in the history of science from Harvard in 2009, and did post-doctoral work on science in human culture at Northwestern.

He is co-editor of "States of Secrecy," a special issue of the British Journal for the History of Science. The issue has been published online. His languages include his native Hungarian, English, French and Dutch.

Saying he is "honored" to receive the Cullman fellowship, Margócsy explained that it will "offer me the opportunity to converse with scholars and writers across and beyond academic disciplines, and to bring my research into new, and unexpected, directions."

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