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March 3, 2005

   

LANE RECEIVES MELLON EMERITUS FELLOWSHIP

Barbara Miller Lane

Barbara Miller Lane, Emeritus Professor in the Humanities and McBride Professor of History of Art and Cities, has been awarded a Mellon Foundation Emeritus Fellowship to study American tract houses of the 1950s and 1960s.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Emeritus Fellowships provide research support for outstanding retired scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, together with generous support to the sponsoring institutions. This year the Foundation awarded 14 fellowships to scholars at colleges and universities across the country.

Lane, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Barnard College, received her Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and joined the Bryn Mawr faculty in 1962. The recipient of more than a dozen major grants and fellowships throughout her career, Lane has been a visiting professor at the Columbia University School of Architecture, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C., a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, and a member of the "City Forum," an advisory group on planning Berlin after German unification.

She is the author of a classic work on German architecture and planning in the early 20th century. The emphases of her other publications have included the role of public buildings in shaping the cityscape, the influence of nationalism on European architecture and the evolution of modern housing.

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