Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies – Visiting Member Fellowships


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 The School of Historical Studies was established in 1949 with the merging of the School of Economics and Politics and the School of Humanistic Studies.  It bears no resemblance to a traditional academic history department, but rather supports all learning for which historical methods are appropriate.  The School embraces a historical approach to research throughout the humanistic disciplines, from socioeconomic developments, political theory, and modern international relations, to the history of art, science, philosophy, music, and literature.  In geographical terms, the School concentrates primarily on the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations, with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, and East Asia.  Support has been extended to the history of other regions, including Central Asia, India, and Africa.

The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but it is concerned principally with the following: Greek and Roman civilizations, Medieval Europe, Modern Europe, The Islamic World, Philosophy and International Relations, History of Art, East Asian Studies.

Eligibility requirements include a substantial record of publication and a PhD awarded by no later than December 31, 2020. (Scholars with a PhD awarded in 2021 are expected to wait for one year before applying.) The School takes into account the stage of the scholar’s academic career when evaluating the list of publications, but applicants should have at least several articles already in print in scholarly publications in order to be considered eligible. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply. Scholars are not required to have a current institutional affiliation.

Deadline: 10/15/2021


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