To complete the digitization of 30,000 paper squeezes that offer unique insight into the ancient world, the Institute has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities for $350,000 and The Lookout Fund, directed by Annette Merle-Smith, for $100,000. The IAS squeeze collection is one of the largest in the world, covering every aspect of political, social, economic, religious, legal, and cultural life in the broader Greek world from ca. 400 B.C.E. to ca. 400 C.E. Through this digitization project, IAS is able to bring its epigraphic resources to the whole world, inviting new scholars and new perspectives to the study of this foundational period in world history. You can view the collection so far here.
Please register to attend the 2020 IAS Einstein Gala honoring Sir James Wolfensohn, IAS’s longest-serving Board Chair (1986–2007), former President of the World Bank, and current Chairman of Wolfensohn & Company. At the Gala on March 12, 2020, at the New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, NYC, Jim Wolfensohn will be presented with the IAS Bamberger Medal, the Institute’s highest honor.