Historical Studies

Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has coauthored Amy Sillman: The ALL-OVER (Dancing Foxes Press/Portikus, 2017), a comprehensive overview of artist Amy Sillman's most recent...

Jonathan Israel, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, has authored The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 (Princeton University Press, 2017), a sweeping history of how the...

Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and Ben Eastham have authored Ed Ruscha: Extremes and In-betweens...

This interview with Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, was conducted by Haytham Samir and Ahmad Shaker and originally published in Arabic as “al-Dirāsāt al-islāmiyya fī...

In this public lecture, held at the Institute on May 5, 2017,  Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, focuses on Matisse's use of the bamboo stick in large-scale works and the bodily conception of scale it entails. In a...

The Museum of Modern Art has published Robert Rauschenberg, a catalogue of short essays by eminent scholars, including Professor Yve-Alain Bois, and emerging new writers focus on specific moments throughout...

Les Presses du Reel has published La Peinture comme Modèle, a new French edition of Painting as Model (MIT Press, 1990) by Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, a collection...

Few twentieth-century historians deserve a full-scale biography more than Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963) on the basis both of “work” and “life.” More than fifty years after his death Kantorowicz remains one of the most influential of all medieval...

In this public lecture, hosted by the Institute on April 28, Jacco Dieleman, Member (2016) in the School of Historical Studies, Associate Professor of Egyptology at the University of California, Los Angeles...

Emotions penetrate every aspect of our lives. Interwoven with memory, attention, cognition, and decision-making, they determine our interpersonal relations, our private life, the public sphere, and religious worship. Emotions are the background...

Reducing the intellectually rich and diverse Islamic literary heritage to a bare minimum of what is seen as allegedly authentic is a strategy that is characteristic of Wahhabism, Salafism, and jihadism and their respective proponents. Whatever...