November 13, 2008

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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Ann Tlusty, an associate professor of history at Bucknell University, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to continue her research this semester at the University of Augsburg in Germany.

Tlusty, who studies community and the right to bear arms in early modern Germany, is among about 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals traveling abroad this year through the Fulbright scholar program, according to the United States Department of State, which sponsors the program, and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship board.

Since it was established in 1946, about 286,500 people have been awarded grants to study, teach or research in 155 countries worldwide. The program is an opportunity to observe and share political, economic, educational and cultural ideas.

Award recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields, according to the Fulbright board. Program alumni include prominent business owners, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a CNN foreign correspondent.

Tlusty currently is researching the construct of masculinity in German towns of the early modern period, especially through identification with weapons and defense of person, household, and community. At the University of Augsburg, she is teaching an interdisciplinary course with Helmut Graser, an expert in German language and literature at the University of Augsburg. Tlusty and Graser also are collaborating on a project on unpublished manuscripts from the early modern period that includes analysis of linguistics and social-historical research.

She has written and edited several books, including Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Charlottesville and London, University Press of Virginia, 2001), which also is published in German.

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