Edward Baring will work on scholarly research project thanks to his Ryskamp Fellowship.
Edward Baring has won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

Edward Baring, assistant professor of modern European intellectual and cultural history at Drew, was named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, one of 173 winners from over 3,000 applicants.

Baring, recently named a 2015 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies, will use both the Ryskamp and the Guggenheim Fellowships to finish a book he’s been researching for the last three years.

“This will allow me to finish the research and write the book,” he said of the Guggenheim. “It’s wonderful to be able to have the time to finish this project. Drew’s been really supportive of my research projects.”

Baring’s book explores how the phenomenology philosophical movement transformed from a parochial German school into a truly “continental philosophy” in the first half of the 20th century. His research has taken him to Germany, France and Belgium, and he will return to those countries and visit Italy to complete his work.

“This is a wonderful honor and further national recognition of Ed Baring’s remarkable accomplishments as a scholar. Ed joins Patrick Phillips, our award-winning poet, as Drew’s second Guggenheim winner in the past five years,” said Christopher S. Taylor, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Baring, a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, taught at Princeton before joining Drew. He is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, a Franklin Research Grant and two Drew research grants.

Baring praised his colleagues in Drew’s History Department and his fellow 2015 Guggenheim Fellows: “There is a very, very impressive list of fellows who won this year. It is a great honor to be numbered among them.”