The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2,500) for the best first book in intellectual history published in 2020: Hannah Marcus, for Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy, published by University of Chicago 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 http://jhi.pennpress.org.
Selma V. Forkosch Prize
The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Selma V. Forkosch Prize ($750) for the best article published in the Journal of the History of Ideas each year. The most recent winner is Sharon Achinstein for “Hugo Grotius and Marriage’s Global Past: Conjugal Thinking in Early Modern Political Thought,” volume 81, number 2, pages 195–215. [End Page 175]
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 www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School’s website, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (http://www.intellectualhistory.net/). Under the direction of Professor Richard Whatmore, it encompasses one of the largest concentrations of scholars in the field anywhere (http://www.intellectualhistory.net/members/). They represent all relevant disciplines: history, [End Page 176] 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 (http://www.intellectualhistory.net/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 177]