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The Herbert W. Mason Fellowship

Herbert W. Mason Fellowship, Retelling of Ancient and Medieval Myths and Legends of the Near East and Wider Mediterranean (including oral transmissions) is administered under the auspices of the American Schools of Oriental Research. The Fellowship caries a monetary value of $5000.00. It will be awarded biennially to a scholar/poet/writer whose project proposal comes closest in scope to those of Herbert Mason. The project manuscript must be transmitted into English. The monetary award may be used to support travel expenditures to special collections, acquire access to rare or hard to find research materials, and further scholarly studies.

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Considering the Scope of Mason's Oeuvre

Mason's reflections, in his own words, on the poet's art of retelling of a myth, on myth, mysticism, union with God, and various preparations for such experience.

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Herbert W. Mason

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean world, from the earliest times. ASOR is apolitical and has no religious affiliation. They were founded in 1900 by twenty-one institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia. Over a century later, ASOR has more than 70 consortium institutions, including universities, seminaries, museums, foundations, and libraries. In addition, they have more than 1,800 individual members and more than 14,000 Friends.

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