The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon the Greek and Roman world, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, history of science, and musicology. All selections are based on both external and internal review.  

Accepted Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some administrative services.

Members are required to remain in residence in Princeton during term time.  The only obligation is to pursue one’s research. If they wish, Members may also participate in seminars and meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for contact with scholars at nearby universities.