Historical Studies

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On Tuesday, April 23, Labyrinth Books will host a discussion of Troublemakers: A Philosophy of Puer Robustus (Polity Press, forthcoming), a new book by Dieter Thomä , Member in the School of Social Science. Thomä, whose book examines the crucial but often overlooked...
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On Friday, April 26, a workshop in honor of pioneering historian Natalie Zemon Davis’s 90th birthday featured talks by Professors Francesca Trivellato and Joan Wallach Scott; Trustee Lorraine Daston; and honoree Natalie Zemon Davis , past Member (1978) in the...
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Writing for the New York Review of Books, Professor Emeritus Glen Bowersock reviews Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History by Nur Masalha, writing: “Nur Masalha challenges his readers by the provocative and, it has to be said, wholly indefensible title that he has given...
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Irving Lavin (1927–2019), Professor in the School of Historical Studies for forty-five years, will be named Grand'Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana at a ceremony taking place at the Consulate General of Italy in New York. The honor, which is conferred...
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In the Wall Street Journal , Katherine Epstein , Member in the School of Historical Studies, turns to history to analyze U.S. hand-wringing over the global telecommunications threat posed by Chinese manufacturing giant Huawei. Epstein highlights the similarities between strategies the United States used...
Angelos Chaniotis, Professor of Ancient History and Classics in the Institute's School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the title of Doctor honoris causa by the Ionian University at a ceremony in Corfu on February 27, 2019. Chaniotis was honored for his contribution to the...
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...