Historical Studies

Avishai Margalit , former Professor in the School of Historical Studies, reviews Knowing the Score: What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Sports) by David Papineau and What We Think About When We Think About Soccer by...
Previously classified documents from the U.K. Foreign Office revealed that David Floyd, a former Daily Telegraph reporter and British diplomat, acted as a Soviet agent. Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies, discusses why the British government kept his dealings...
Yitzhak Hen , Member (2012–13) in the School of Historical Studies, has been appointed as Director of Hebrew University's Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. Beginning in June 2018, Hen will head the IIAS, a national institution devoted to academic research located at the Edmond...
Columba Stewart, former Member in the School of Historical Studies, was accompanied by 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl on his mission to save historic texts from the destruction of ISIS for a report to be broadcast on Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. Of the precious...
Foreign Affair 's G. John Ikenberry reviews Professor Emeritus Jonathan Israel 's The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775–1848, writing, "This book’s wide-angle account of the nineteenth-century spread of revolutionary democratic ideals makes it impossible to see the American founding...
Glen Bowersock , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, has been designated an Honorary Life Fellow of the American Numismatic Society . The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other...
Francesca Trivellato, one of the foremost historians of economic, social, and cultural history of the early modern period, has been appointed to the Faculty of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2018. Trivellato, who is a former Hans Kohn Member (2012) in the School, is currently the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History at Yale University. She succeeds Professor Emeritus Jonathan Israel, who has served on the Faculty since 2001.
Jonathan Israel , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, discusses his book The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775–1848 with Gilad Halpern and Dalia Scheindlin of the Tel Aviv Review. Listen to the podcast at ...
Caitlin Fitz of the Wall Street Journal reviews The Expanding Blaze by Jonathan Israel , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, writing, "A relative newcomer to U.S. history, Mr. Israel sometimes brings a refreshing outsider’s perspective, as when he shows...
Yve-Alain Bois , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, discussed Picasso's complex relationship with abstraction with Artsy' s Abigail Cain, saying “I thought that it was a very interesting thing. If someone as fearless as Picasso could recoil in front of the possibility...
Archaeologists, among them former Visitor David Kennedy, have uncovered nearly 400 previously undocumented stone structures they call “gates” in the Arabian desert that they believe may have been built by nomadic tribes thousands of years ago. “We tend to think of Saudi Arabia as desert,...
Ittai Weinryb , Member (2012–13) in the School of Historical Studies, has received the International Center of Medieval Art's 2017 Book Prize for his work, The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press 2016). The book,...