Angelos Chaniotis Elected to American Philosophical Society

Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), one of the oldest learned societies in the United States, composed of top scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. 

Chaniotis is engaged in wide-ranging research in the social, cultural, religious, legal, and economic history of the Hellenistic world and the Roman East. The author of many books and articles and senior editor of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, he has worked on war, religion, communicative aspects of rituals, and strategies of persuasion in the ancient world.

Also elected to the APS in 2023 was Curtis T. McMullen, past Member in the School of Mathematics (1986–87). In 1998, McMullen won the Fields Medal for his work in geometry and complex dynamics, popularly known as chaos theory. 

The APS was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. With the goal of “promoting useful knowledge,” the APS honors scholars and scientists, offers intellectual fellowships and elected memberships, and engages their work with semi-annual meetings, publications, lectures, exhibitions, and access to their research library. Since 1900, over 270 APS members have received the Nobel Prize.