The fellowship will support Butts's continued work on a book project he is currently developing at IAS. Tentatively titled "The Conversions of Ethiopia: A Study of Ancient and Modern Historiography," the book investigates the so-called conversions of Ethiopia to Christianity.
Conferred by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, this award supports long-term research (6–18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.
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