This essay was first presented in Italian in a dialogue with
the physicist Tullio Regge, former Professor in the School of
Natural Sciences, as the fifth episode in a television series
“Dietro lo Specchio,” broadcast by RAI 2, in Turin,
Harvard University Press has published Age of Conquests: The
Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the
School of Historical Studies, which provides a compelling narrative
of the main events that shaped ancient...
Half a century ago a French historian of rural Languedoc
published a history of climate and people: climate changes, is
subject to fluctuations, and (since history is about change)
climate is the object of history.2 Le Roy Ladurie’s implied
Yale University Press has published A Foreign Policy for the
Left, by Michael Walzer,
Professor in the School of Social Science. The book, adapted from
essays published in Dissent, a political journal for which
Walzer served as editor, asks how...
As controversy swirls in the wake of the revelations about the
abuses of women by powerful men in the arts, politics, media,
academia, restaurants, and elsewhere come to light, it is important
to remember that we are dealing not with exceptional...
Monotheism constitutes one of the central doctrines of
Islam. The notion is again and again voiced in the Qur??n,
thus for example in s?ra 112 (entitled “Sincere
Religion”) which, in the translation of Arthur Arberry, reads
“Say: ‘He is God, One (ah...
In this Friends Talk held at the Institute on October 13, 2017,
Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies,
explores the world heritage of Islamic literature and the efforts
to salvage the manuscripts of the Zaydi community in...
Editions Amsterdam has published La Politique du Voile (2017), a
new translation of Professor Emerita Joan
Wallach Scott's book ThePolitics of the Veil (2007), an examination
of the French government's ban on the wearing of "conspicuous
Joan Wallach Scott, Professor
Emerita in the School of Social Science, has co-authored Les
Défis de la République: Genre, Territoires,
Citoyenneté (Presses De Sciences Po, 2017), which
examines the conditions under which new public policy