Historical Studies

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...
Two former Members in the School of Historical Studies, Mercedes García-Arenal (1988–89) and Roberto Tottoli (2016–17), are part of a research team that has been awarded a 2018 ERC Synergy Grant. Their project, "The European Qur'an," takes a critical look at...
Myles W. Jackson , newly appointed Professor in the School of Historical Studies will give his first IAS public lecture, "Genes, Patents, and Race: The History of Science as a Bridge Between Disciplines" on Friday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn...
The American Historical Association has announced the winners of its 2018 prizes, honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects. Michelle Armstrong-Partida , Member in the School of Historical Studies, has won the Premio del...
Karina Urbach , Visitor in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the Crime Cologne Award 2018. Presented annually during the Crime Cologne Festival to the best German-language crime novel of the year, this year's award recognizes Cambridge 5: Zeit der Verräter ,...
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies , will give a public talk on Friday, October 12. Drawing on her research and reading from her recent publication Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,...
China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region—known to some of its residents as East Turkestan—is home to 21 million people, most of whom are Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and others who share the Muslim faith. The region accounts for less than 2 percent of the country's population, and yet...