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...
In 2020–21, Carissa
M. Harris, Member in the School of Historical Studies and
Associate Professor at Temple University, is exploring how anger
became feminized in the late medieval English popular imagination,
focusing particularly on the figure of...
Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual
Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg,
edited by Camilla Adang, Bruno Chiesa, Omar Hamdan, Wilferd Madelung,
Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele,
has been published by the...
The conversion of Hagia Sophia, then the greatest church of
Christianity, into a mosque in 1453 by Mehmet the Conqueror was not
a historical paradox. Over the centuries, places of worship often
passed from one religious community to another, hosting...
Myles W. Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study, is a historian of science
who explores the
intersection between science, technology,
music, history, and society...
Cord Whitaker, Friends of
Institute for Advanced Study Member in the School of
Historical Studies at
the Institute for Advanced Study, is
researching nineteenth- and
Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics
School of Historical Studies at the Institute of
Advanced Study. His
research encompasses the social, cultural,
religious, and economic history...
Nicola Di Cosmo is Luce
Professor in East Asian Studies in the School of
Historical Studies at the
Institute for Advanced Study. A
scholar of China and inner Asia from
prehistory to the
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a
History and Italian Studies at NYU, while a
Member in the School of
Historical Studies this spring, has
been working on a book entitled
Strongmen: From Mussolini to
In the summer of 430 B.C.E., a ship from Egypt arrived in
Piraeus with an uninvited guest onboard: the "plague." The symptoms
of this yet-to-be-identified disease—hypotheses range from
typhoid fever to viral hemorrhagic fever—are described by