Farmer will use her Guggenheim stipend of $37,000
to continue a long-term research project, a monograph titled “Oriental
luxuries, Parisian crafts, and the making of Europe’s fashion capital.”
“I am examining the material and symbolic culture
of 13th- and 14th-century English and French aristocratic and royal
courts through the lens of Parisian commerce and industry,” Farmer
Recently, Farmer also received a National Endowment
for the Humanities Award for her research, one of only 195 scholars
nationwide to do so.
It included a stipend of $40,000 over a nine- to
12-month period. NEH fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced
research that contributes to the understanding of the humanities.
Guggenheim Fellows are selected on the basis of
distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for
“I will be using the NEH award for a sabbatical
leave during the 2005-2006 academic year, and the Guggenheim for
a sabbatical leave during the 2007-2008 academic year,” she says.
Farmer, who received her Ph.D. from Harvard University
in 1983, has been a member of the UCSB history faculty since 1986.