Historian named National Humanities Center Fellow
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Dr. Don H. Doyle, McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, has been awarded a fellowship in residence at the National Humanities Center for the academic year 2011-2012. Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, the Humanities Center is a privately funded institute for advanced study. Doyle is among 32 fellows selected from United
States and Europe to pursue their research at the Humanities Center. He is only one of three scholars from USC to be awarded an NHC fellowship.
Doyle will write a book on the Civil War that re-examines the conflict as a contest of diplomacy, propaganda and ideas abroad. As North and South each tried to tell the world what they were fighting for, foreigners spoke back telling them what they thought the war ought to be about, Doyle says. Doyle says he expects to finish the book in summer 2012 and has accepted a publishing contract with Basic Books.