Reflecting on preliminary results obtained from a seven-year HistoGenes project, Patrick J. Geary, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, describes how advances in the field of paleogenomics are not only revolutionizing the study of paleolithic hominids but are also allowing scholars to answer questions about much more recent history, previously inaccessible using traditional historical and archaeological sources.
On October 26, 2018, Myles W.
Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, gave
his first IAS public lecture on "Genes, Patents, and Race: The
History of Science as a Bridge Between Disciplines."
My work in the history of science probes the porous boundaries
between science and culture over the past two centuries. Much of it
gestures toward the role of history in public policy. I am
interested in having the historian at the table while a...
All of us who have watched as a friend or relative has
disappeared into the fog of Alzheimer’s arrive at the same truth.
Although we recognize people by their visual appearance, what we
really are as individual humans is determined by how our