Historical Studies

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...
Workshop on "Formats of the Book in East Asia and Environs"
Suzanne Akbari , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, convened a workshop on November 19, 2019, of researchers from the University of Toronto, Princeton University, and other institutions—as well as Nicola Di Cosmo , Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies, and...
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in conjunction with the Persian Heritage Foundation (PHF) announce the award of a PHF grant to support the study of Zaydism in Iran—part of a major research project spearheaded by Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the IAS School...
Sabine Schmidtke
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for her academic achievements. The grant will support Schmidtke's project “Travelling Knowledge: Towards a Historical Bibliography of the Islamic World,” conducted in collaboration with Sebastian Günther...
Edward Witten speaks at the podium in Simons Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study
Edward Witten , Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Other elected scholars include Shirley M. Tilghman, IAS Trustee; William Nielsen Brandt , Visitor (2005–06) in the...
Matthew Canepa
The Archaeological Institute of America has awarded its 2020 James R. Wiseman Book Award to The Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE–642 CE (University of California Press, 2018) by Matthew P. Canepa, Member (2016) in...
Journal cover, Francesca Trivellato
Francesca Trivellato, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies, will participate in a roundtable discussion on Saturday, November 16, with the editors of the new academic journal Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics. Offering a trans-disciplinary forum for the examination...
Maribel Fierro
Maribel Fierro , Member (1994–95) and Visitor (2015) in the School of Historical Studies, has been recognized with the Middle East Medievalists Lifetime Achievement Award. Conferred annually, the award recognizes scholars who have served the field of medieval Middle Eastern studies with distinction. Previous...