Akbari, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, with
Chris Piuma, hosts The Spouter-Inn, a MegaphonicFM podcast that
explores major works of literature from antiquity to modern times.
Akbari and Piuma—avid readers with a...
Francesca Trivellato, Andrew W. Mellon Professor
in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2020
Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for The Promise
and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and
Finance Tells Us...
Since March, the world resembles a disaster movie. For their
plot, screenwriters follow a proven model: scientists warn about a
threat—an earthquake, a volcano, a virus, a meteor, or a
terrorist attack; politicians ignore the warning because of...
Alice was a small, sweet, chubby woman with a 'dumpling
figure,'" her granddaughter Karina
Urbach told DW. The historian just
published The Book Alice: How the Nazis Stole My
Grandmother's Cookbook. She remembers her...
Peter Paret, Professor Emeritus in
the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced
Study, passed away peacefully at age 96 at his Salt Lake City home
on September 11, 2020. A German-born American and acclaimed
“The lesson of Anderson’s time in Europe is stunning
in its simplicity and, for that reason, has been easy to dismiss.
She showed up. Even under the threat of violence. Even with the
shadow of Nazism looming over her like a dark cloud, she showed