IAS Founders on America and Higher Learning

“We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.”

Institute for Advanced Study Celebrates Groundbreaking of Rubenstein Commons

March 14, 2018
The Rubenstein Commons building, designed by Steven Holl Architects and made possible through a gift from Institute Trustee David M. Rubenstein, will be an essential resource for intellectual and social interactions on the Institute campus.

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

March 14, 2018
"Trying to understand Hawking’s discovery better has been a source of much fresh thinking for almost 40 years now, and we are probably still far from fully coming to grips with it," Edward Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, told the New York Times.

A World of Emotions: The Making of an Exhibition

By Angelos Chaniotis

What are the means through which ancient artists represented the emotions of gods, mythical heroes, and “real” people? How were images and texts exploited to arouse emotions in an ancient (and modern) audience?

We Have to Go Beyond Identifying and Punishing Individual Men

By Joan Wallach Scott

The intertwining of power and gender is the product of history, but they are so deeply naturalized that it has been hard to disentangle.

A World of Emotions Wins GFAA Audience Award

March 12, 2018
The exhibition was co-curated by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.