Simon Morrison (Music, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Fund for Canadian Studies) has received the University’s Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities. The annual award recognizes research, publication, teaching, or other distinguished service to the University community.
Morrison, a 1997 graduate alumnus, is a professor of music and Slavic languages and literatures and director of the Humanities Council’s Fund for Canadian Studies. He has spent his entire career at Princeton.
Morrison is an archival historian specializing in 20th-century Russian and Soviet music with expertise in opera, dance, film, sketch studies and historically informed performance. Having earned unequaled access to repositories in Russia, he has unearthed previously unknown sketches, scores, letters, diaries, official documents, contracts, financial records, photographs, and other sources related to musical life from the tsars through the Soviets.