Caldwell Award

Caldwell Award

The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council's highest honor, has been presented annually since its inauguration in 1990. Named for its first recipient, the late Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, from 1959-1975 the chancellor of North Carolina State University and a founding member of the North Carolina Humanities Council, the award pays tribute to individuals whose life and work illuminate one or more of the multiple dimensions of human life where the humanities come into play: civic, personal, intellectual, and moral.

The 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities 

The North Carolina Humanities Council's Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Margaret Donovan Bauer as the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council's most prestigious honor. The award recognizes Dr. Bauer for her lifelong achievements as a professor, editor, scholar, author, and supporter of literature in NC.

As a feature of the ceremony, guests will enjoy an exclusive author conversation, "Southern Literature and the Humanities" with international bestselling author and winner of the 1997 National Book Award for Fiction for Cold Mountain, Dr. Charles Frazier.

Professor of English and Associate Dean in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at ECU, Dr. Liza Wieland, will interview Dr. Frazier during the conversation.

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General Admission Ticket ($25.00) Includes: Entrance to Welcome Reception at 6:00 PM, the Ceremony at 7:00 p.m., and the Closing Reception.

  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served
  • Formal business attire is recommended
  • Parking is free

For questions, special assistance or to learn about sponsorship opportunities contact, Melanie Moore (704) 687-1524 or


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