Historical Studies

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will host a workshop on Near Eastern Studies after Patricia Crone on Monday, June 4, 2018. Participants, including Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and Joseph Witztum , former research assistant to the late...
The exhibition SPOLIA – 22 Transcripts is on view at the Institute for Advanced Study’s Historical Studies – Social Science Library from May 4 to December 10. “Spolia” are recycled stones—building blocks, reliefs, tombstones, etc.—removed from their original context to be re-used in a different...
Myles W. Jackson, an internationally renowned historian of science whose breadth of research extends from molecular biology and physics to intellectual property and privacy issues, has been appointed to the Faculty of the School of Historical Studies, effective July 1, 2018. Jackson is currently the...
The Institute for Advanced Study and the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies have jointly organized the "Literary Genres and Their Changing Functions among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages" workshop. Participants will include co-organizers Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in...
Through a study of the tree-ring record of archaic logs from Mongolia's Orkhon Valley, Nicola Di Cosmo , Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies in the School of Historical Studies, and collaborators revealed a drought that lasted nearly seven decades. The dominant civilization...
The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study has received a $315,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition initiative, led by Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies. The literary...
On March 14, 2018, Yve-Alain Bois , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, was honored with the distinguished title of Chun-tu Hsueh Chair Professor at Nanjing University. Recognized for his expertise in the study of 20th-century European and American art, Bois is the...
The Onassis Cultural Center New York has won the Global Fine Art Awards’ 2017 Youniversal Award, the audience award determined by popular vote. The exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 B.C.—200 A.D. , co-curated by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical...
In a ceremony held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on March 7, 2018, Angelos Chaniotis , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, received the title of Doctor honoris causa in recognition of his contribution to the study of the Ancient World.
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...