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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 ($2,000) for the best first book in intellectual history published in 2016: Surekha Davies, for her Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters, published by Cambridge University Press.

Eligible submissions are limited to the first book published by a single author, and to books published in English. The subject matter of submissions must pertain to one or more of the disciplines associated with intellectual history and the history of ideas broadly conceived: viz., history (including the histories of the various arts and sciences); philosophy (including the philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other fields); political thought; the social sciences (including anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology); and literature (including literary criticism, history, and theory).

No translations or collections of essays will be considered. The judges will favor publications displaying sound scholarship, original conceptualization, and significant chronological and interdisciplinary scope. For further information, please visit our website at

Selma V. Forkosch Prize

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 winner for volume 78 (2017) is Greg Priest for “Charles Darwin’s Theory of Moral Sentiments: What Darwin’s Ethics Really Owes to Adam Smith,” volume 78, number 4, pages 571–93. [End Page 501]

Institute for Advanced Study
School of Historical Studies
Opportunities for Scholars

The Institute 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, art history, the history of science and 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. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at, or on the School’s website, Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540. Email: Annual deadline: November 1.

Institute of Intellectual History
University of St Andrews, Scotland

The University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest, has recently inaugurated an Institute of Intellectual History ( Under the direction of Professor Richard Whatmore, it encompasses one of the largest concentrations of scholars in the field anywhere ( They represent all relevant disciplines: [End Page 502] history, philosophy, history of science, political science, international relations, legal studies, economics, anthropology, theology, art history, classics, literary studies, book history. The Institute offers undergraduate courses, a one-year MLitt, as well as doctoral training. It provides a wide range of academic events ( The journal History of European Ideas is edited within the Institute. Through a rapidly growing archive of papers of intellectual historians, it is a major resource for the history of the discipline itself. [End Page 503]