Events and Activities

Explore current and upcoming events and activities happening at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feb
03
2021

Near Eastern Studies and Digital Scholarship @IAS Joint Lecture

The History of the Arabic Book: A New Chapter
12:00pm|Webinar

It is an exciting time to be thinking about Arabic book history, as many questions are now being re-framed and addressed in ways that speak to a wider field of scholarly investigation. These questions concern, for example, the arguably scant...

Feb
09
2021

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) Monthly Meeting

Detecting and Characterizing Exoplanets
Guömundur Kári Stefánsson
7:30pm|Virtual Meeting

 

Dr. Stefánsson is the Henry Norris Russell Fellow in Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences. He will speak on innovative techniques he has helped develop for Detecting and Characterizing Exoplanets.

Feb
10
2021

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

The European Qur’an: The Qur’ān in European Religious and Cultural History
12:00pm|Webinar

Speakers:
Mercedes García-Arenal (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas [CCHS-CSIC], Madrid)
Jan Loop (Københavns Universitet)
John Tolan (Université de Nantes)
Roberto Tottoli (Universita degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale)

“The European...

Feb
19
2021

IAS Ethiopian Studies Series

The Turn to the Medieval in Ethiopian Studies – The Turn to Ethiopia in Medieval Studies I
12:00pm|ZOOM Meeting

This is the second event of the webinar series IAS Ethiopian Studies

Convenors: Suzanne Akbari (IAS), Aaron Butts (CUA / IAS), Samantha L. Kelly (Rutgers U / IAS), Sabine Schmidtke (IAS)

We are eager to think together about the rich and often...

Feb
24
2021

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

Early Modern European Humanism and the Syriac New Testament
12:00pm|Zoom Webinar

The Syriac Bible (specifically the New Testament) was first printed in Europe in the Early Modern period. The protagonists were European humanists who saw in Syriac holy symbolism. Its closeness to Hebrew gave them the illusion that they can use it...

Mar
17
2021

Near Eastern Studies and Digital Scholarship @IAS Joint Lecture

An Egyptian Sheikh’s Literary World
12:00pm|Webinar

“An Egyptian Sheikh’s Literary World” digitally reconstructs the large book collection of Sheikh Mustafa Salamah al-Najjari (d. 1286/1870), an important intellectual in late Ottoman Egypt. We use the 480 print and manuscript titles and valuations...

Mar
19
2021

IAS Ethiopian Studies Series

The Turn to the Medieval in Ethiopian Studies – The Turn to Ethiopia in Medieval Studies II
12:00pm|ZOOM Meeting

This is the third event of a webinar series IAS Ethiopian Studies

Convenors: Suzanne Akbari (IAS), Aaron Butts (CUA / IAS), Samantha L. Kelly (Rutgers U / IAS), Sabine Schmidtke (IAS)

 We are eager to think together about the rich and often...

Mar
20
2021

Pamela Z: Other Rooms

Edward T. Cone Concert Series
Virtual concert, live from San Francisco
8:00pm

Composer and performance pioneer Pamela Z is at the forefront of exploring the boundary between live and electronic performance. Her delicate, intricate, elaborate songs are accompanied by electronic sounds that are triggered by her own movements...