Historical Studies

On the occasion of the spring meeting of the IAS Board of Trustees in May 2019, Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, speaks on the vast, global, and indispensable Islamic manuscript...

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In 327–326 B.C.E., Alexander the Great, after having defeated the Persian King and conquered the Persian Empire, crossed eastern Iran, Afghanistan, and Bactria, testing the limits of his abilities. He attacked the fortress of Aornos, on Mount Pir...

On April 26, the Institute celebrated the life and work of Irving Lavin with an all-day event that began with a series of scholarly discussions in the morning, followed in the afternoon by personal remembrances....

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On April 4, 2019, Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, gave a public lecture on "Stalin at War."

Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan...

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By Projit Bihari Mukharji

On April 2, 2019, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a public lecture titled "Race by Numbers: Statistics and Race in Inter-War British India" as part of the...

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On March 27, 2019, Patricia Clavin, Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and Visitor (2009) in the School of Historical Studies, gave a public lecture titled "Brexit: 'Jolly...

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On March 5, 2019, Yulia Frumer, Bo Jung and Soon Young Kim Professor of East Asian Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University, gave a public lecture titled "Robocon is Zazen: Psychology and Buddhism in Mori Masahiro's Robotics" as part of...

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On March 1, 2019, Nicola Suthor, Professor in the History of Art at Yale University and Member (2011) in the School of Historical Studies, gave a public lecture titled "Fluidity and Sedimentation in Rembrandt...

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On February 26, 2019, Stephanie Dick, Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a public lecture titled "After Math: Reasoning, Proving, and Computing in the Postwar United States" as part of...

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Explore a visual and narrative look at the pioneering research at the Institute for Advanced Study, a community of international scholars and researchers, from young postdocs to lifelong IAS collaborators. From Greek inscriptions and machine...

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On February 6, 2019, Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, gave a lecture on "War and the Making of a New World Order in Asia, 1937 to the Present."

This lecture explores how the...