History Professor Earns Summer NEH Grant

History Professor Earns Summer NEH Grant

Dr. John Bowes, assistant professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award to conduct research and write chapters for his upcoming book, “Northern Indian Removal: An Unfamiliar History.”

NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months, and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

The award given to Bowes was also designated as a projects under the NEH “We the People” program, which encourages and strengthens the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. 

He was one of approximately 80 people in the nation selected for the award from more than 1,000 applicants.

Bowes, who joined the EKU faculty in 2006, received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and completed both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in history at the University of California at Los Angeles. After receiving his doctorate and prior to starting at Eastern, he spent two years as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

He is the author of three previous books, “The Trail of Tears: Removal in the South,” “Black Hawk and the War of 1832: Removal in the North” and “Exiles and Pioneers.”

Published on August 17, 2010