The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Michael Cook, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, the 2019 Balzan Prize for Islamic Studies. The prize comes with an award of $760,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects involving a new generation of young researchers.
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Using the tips of his latex-gloved hands, Kyle Masson carefully turned the pages and examined the notations of a 300-year-old opera manuscript score at the Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi in Venice.
- Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Whether and how to incorporate rehabilitation into incarceration is an issue that society has grappled with for centuries and still struggles with today. In his dissertation, graduate student Matthew Ritger is looking at an unexpected source to study the period when the concept first began to emerge.
- Thursday, Apr 18, 2019The translation into English of a major work of African literature and an exploration into the lives of writers and artists through their book-borrowing habits in 1920-30s Paris have been chosen to receive support from the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.
- Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
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- Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
Beth Lew-Williams, assistant professor of history at Princeton, has received two awards from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for her latest book, “The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America” (Harvard University Press, 2018).
Lew-Williams, a Princeton faculty member since 2014, is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history.
- Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
A work of art evolves from a series of decisions, as an artist combines brushstrokes, dance steps or musical notes to convey a feeling or idea. When a group of interacting dancers improvises a performance from a repertoire of possible movements, the dynamics of the artistic decisions become even more complex.
- Monday, Feb 4, 2019
Today, only half of children grow up to earn more than their parents, as opportunities for upward mobility continue to decline. Meanwhile, more than 15 percent of children live in poverty.
Understanding what is behind these problems has been a challenge, as each pocket of the United States faces particular struggles. The American Voices Project will make it possible to take these local differences into account.