Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship in support of her 2017-18 sabbatical for a book project titled Hegel’s Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism. The ACLS was founded in 1919 to support “excellence in research” and foster “America’s democratic ethos and intellectual aspirations.” The grant will allow Moland to extend her upcoming sabbatical and undertake work as a guest at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Her book will combine analysis of the philosophy of art during the period known as the German Age of Aesthetics with application of that analysis to contemporary art.