Historical Studies

Ludwig van Beethoven
“[ Kira Thurman ] says she can’t speak to the question of Beethoven’s race. However, she suggested that those who focused on whether or not the composer was black are missing an important part of the picture: the number of black composers, including [George]...
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Writing for Bibliotheksmagazin , the magazine of the Berlin State Library, Christoph Rauch covers the digital conversion of the library's extensive manuscript collection taking place as part of the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition (ZMT) project, headed by Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of...
Angelos Chaniotis
Angelos Chaniotis , Professor of Ancient History and Classics in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected member of the Greek Council of Higher Education. The five-member board is the highest authority for quality control, evaluation, and strategic planning of all institutions of...
Margaret Graves
Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam (Oxford University Press, 2018) by Margaret Graves , Member (2015–16) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2019 ICMA Annual Book Prize. Conferred by the International...
Helmut Hofer, Alondra Nelson, James Stone
Helmut Hofer , Hermann Weyl Professor in the School of Mathematics, Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, and James Stone , Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, have been elected to the American Academy...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Institute for Advanced Study a three-year grant of $350,000 to complete digitization of one of the world’s largest squeeze collections. The project will establish worldwide open access for more than 30,000 paper...
Karina Urbach
Karina Urbach never thought she’d have to study anti-Semitism in her own time. But Urbach, a native of Germany, has become increasingly aware of the rise in violence against Jewish people and institutions during her time as a Visitor at the Institute...
Aaron Michael Butts
Aaron Michael Butts , Member in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship will support Butts's continued work on a book project he is currently developing at IAS. Tentatively titled "The Conversions of Ethiopia:...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $750,000 matching grant for the Institute for Advanced Study’s Historical Studies – Social Science Library that will be dedicated to infrastructure improvements of the library, which represents the heart of humanities studies at...
Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics
The inaugural issue of Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics is now available in open access. Capitalism is a new academic journal offering a trans-disciplinary forum for the examination of the history of economic phenomena broadly conceived. The journal...
The Institute for Advanced Study, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, announce that digital copies of 53 additional South Arabian manuscripts are now available online through vHMML ( Virtual HMML) Reading Room and the digital...
Archaeological site in Ethiopia
While at IAS, Aaron Michael Butts , Member in the School of Historical Studies, is focused on the languages, literatures, and history of Christianity in the Near East, including especially Arabic, Ethiopic, and Syriac. The recent discovery of the oldest known Christian church in...