Past Faculty

Marshall Clagett

School of Historical Studies
History of Science and Mathematics
Affiliation
Historical Studies

Marshall Clagett was Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, his academic home for four decades. One of the world’s leading historians of medieval science, in particular the work and influence of Archimedes, Clagett was author of more than a dozen volumes on the history of science and mathematics and one of the dominant scholars in the field of medieval science in the twentieth century. His lifetime of work is marked by incisive, astute and rigorous research and scholarship on the continuity of the history of science from antiquity, through Byzantium and Islam, to the medieval and Renaissance West. 

Dates at IAS
Emeritus
  • Historical Studies
7/19866/2005
Faculty
  • Historical Studies
9/19646/1986
Member
  • Historical Studies
1/19636/1963 Spring
Member
  • Historical Studies
9/19586/1959
Degrees
Columbia University Ph.D., 1941
Honors
LLD George Washington University 1969
Charles Homer Haskins Medal 1968
Pfizer Awardd 1960
AAAS
Adv Panel to Div of Soc Sci, NSF
Assoc Ed Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Gen Ed Publications in Mediaeval Science
Guggenheim Fellow 1946, 1950–51
LHD Univ of Wis June 1974 Appointments: Panel of Referees, NSF
Mediaeval Ed Isis
NSF Grants 1955–56, 1962–64
Appointments
Mediaeval Ed, Isis
Associate Editor, Dictionary of Scientific Biography
General Editor, Publications in Mediaeval Science
Adv Panel to Div of Soc Sci, National Science Foundation
Panel of Referees, National Science Foundation