Richard E. Palmer
Philosopher in Residence
MacMurray College

Scholarships, Awards, Study Abroad

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Fellowships

Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Humanities and Comparative Literature. 4 yrs. Renewed annually from 1955 to 1959.

American Council of Learned Societies’ Cross-Disciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship to study hermeneutics in Europe, June 1964-August 65.

NEH Junior Humanist Fellowship to study hermeneutics with Hans-Georg Gadamer in 1971-72.

Fulbright Research Fellowship to study Hans-Georg Gadamer’s poetics in Heidelberg during academic year, 1991-1992.

Fulbright Research Fellowship to study Hans-Georg Gadamer’s poetics in Heidelberg during academic year, 1995-1996.

Honors & Awards

NEH Summer Seminar with Geoffrey Hartmann, "The Institution of Modern Literary Criticism" (Yale University, summer 1977).

NEH Summer Stipend for Research in the History of Hermeneutics, Sterling Library, Yale, summer 1978.

NEH Summer Seminar with Stanley Fish, "Milton and the Fall into Reading" (The Johns Hopkins University, summer 1980).

NEH Summer Seminar with Bernd Magnus, "The Postmodern Turn: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida" (U. C./Riverside, summer 1985).

Dewey E. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Teaching, MacMurray College, May 21, 1989. $1,000.

Named "Joseph R. Harker Distinguished Professor" of Philosophy and Religion, May 23, 1993.

United Methodist Board of Higher Education Award for Excellence in Teaching, May, 1994. $1,000.

Hermeneutics Conference Nov. 4-5, 1994 at U. of Illinois/Springfield celebrating the 25th anniversary of my Hermeneutics book.

          Main Speakers: Jean Grondin, Ted Kisiel, Don Marshall, and Pat Benner.

Dewey E. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Teaching, MacMurray College, May 23, 1999. $500.

Postdoctoral Study Abroad

Institut für Hermeneutik, Universität Zürich, August l964 to March 1965, with theologian Gerhart Ebeling

Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, April 1965 to August 1965, with Hans-Georg Gadamer

Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, June 1971 to August 1972, with H.-G. Gadamer

Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, August 1991 to August 1992, with H.-G. Gadamer

Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, September 1995 to August 1996, with H-G. Gadamer

Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, Summers, 1997, 1998, 1999.

 

Contact information:

 

Philosopher in Residence
Box 1085
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2510
Phone: 217-479-7103 Fax: 217-479-7078

 

E-mail: richard.palmer@mac.edu

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