Historical Studies

Irving Lavin , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, one of America’s most distinguished art historians, passed away in Princeton on February 3 at the age of 91. Lavin wrote extensively on the history of art from late antiquity to modern times...
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, specializing in Islamic intellectual history, will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the University of Pennsylvania at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Sharing insight from her pioneering research on the medieval...
The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran has awarded Maurice Alex Pomerantz , Member (2015–16) in the School of Historical Studies, its World Award for Book of the Year in recognition of Licit Magic: The Life and Letters...
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The Atlantic 's Sarah Zhang shares the story of an unexpected discovery in the dental plaque of a one-thousand-year-old German woman, showing how a team of researchers including Alison Beach , Member (2013–14) and Visitor (2017) in the School of Historical Studies, is using...
Christian C. Sahner, Associate Professor of Islamic History at the University of Oxford, writes in the Wall Street Journal of the civil war in Yemen and the Islamic manuscripts that are in peril: “Scholars do not have a precise grasp of what has been lost...
Patrick J. Geary , Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies, directs an ongoing project to understand the social organization and migration of barbarian communities in 6th century Europe. He is also a lead author of a paper recently published in...
Maria de Lurdes Rosa , Member (2015) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a 2018 ERC Consolidator Grant. Rosa's project, "VINCULUM," aims to analyze morgados (entails) and capelas (funerary chapels, chantries) in Portugal and, from a comparative perspective, other...
Muriel Debié
Muriel Debié , Member (2016–17) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a 2018 Prix de la Dame à la licorne. The Friends of the Museum of Cluny recognize Le Monde Syriaque. Sur les Routes d'un Christianisme Ignoré (Les Belles Lettres, 2017)...
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Christian Mauder , Member in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2018 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities. The Middle East Studies Association recognizes Mauder's dissertation, "In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of...
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As part of Professor Sabine Schmidtke 's Zaydi Manuscript Tradition (ZMT) project, the Leiden University Libraries have commenced digitization of their circa 150 Yemini manuscripts. Writing for the Leiden Special Collections Blog, curator Arnoud Vrolijk discusses Yemen's distinctive written heritage and the...
Christian Mauder , Member in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2018 Christian-Gottlob-Heyne-Preis. The prize, conferred by a committee from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, recognizes Mauder's dissertation, "In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī...