Ben Cohen Announced as AIIS Fellowship Recipient
Ben Cohen, professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Utah, has received a senior fellowship award from the American Institute of Indian Studies to carry out his project, “Beyond Forests: Teak and the Making of Modern India c. 1700-2000.”
While in India, Cohen will visit local, state and national archives as well as museums and private industries to collect information about forests, trees, wood and their different uses in history. He is particularly interested in teak, but will explore other wood species, as well.
The American Institute of Indian Studies was formed to further the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS foster the production of and engagement with scholarship on India and promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and of India.