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Morris D. Forkosch Prize

The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2000) for the best book in intellectual history published in 2010: Sarah Mortimer, for her Reason and Religion in the English Revolution: The Challenge of Socinianism, published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press.

The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Selma V. Forkosch Prize ($500) for the best article published in the Journal of the History of Ideas each year. The winners for 2010 are Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris, for “Baroque Optics and the Disappearance of the Observer: From Kepler’s Optics to Descartes’ Doubt,” Volume 71, Number 2, pages 191–217.

The awards committee favors books which are published in English and which display some interdisciplinary range, demonstrate sound scholarship, and make an original contribution to the history of thought and culture.

Submissions are limited to the first book published by any author and to books published in English (no translations or collections of essays) pertaining to one or more of the major disciplines associated with “intellectual history” broadly conceived: viz., history (including the history of various arts and sciences), philosophy (including the philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other fields), political thought (including economics, social science, and anthropology), and literature (including literary criticism and theory). The judges will favor publications displaying sound scholarship, original conceptualization, and significant chronological and interdisciplinary scope. For further information please visit our website at [End Page 511]

Institute for Advanced Study
School of Historical Studies
Princeton, New Jersey
Opportunities for Scholars 2013–2014

The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School’s web site,, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: Deadline: November 1, 2012. [End Page 512]



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