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Members: Serge J-F. Levy, Michael Francis Atiyah, Chantal David, Freeman Dyson, Jane Fulcher, Peter Goddard, Barbara Kowalzig, Wolf Lepenies, Paul Moravec, Joan Wallach Scott, David H. Weinberg

This fantastically illustrated anthology celebrates 80 years of historical past and highbrow inquiry on the Institute for complicated learn, one of many world's best facilities for theoretical study. that includes essays by means of present and previous college and participants besides pictures through Serge J-F. Levy, the ebook captures the spirit of interest, freedom, and comradeship that could be a hallmark of this particular neighborhood of scholars.

based in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and helps primary learn within the sciences and humanities--the unique, frequently speculative considering which can remodel how we comprehend our international. Albert Einstein used to be one of the first in an extended line of outstanding thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They contain Kurt Gödel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This quantity bargains an intimate portrait in phrases and pictures of a storied establishment that will most sensible be defined as a real educational village. the private reflections accrued here--written by means of top figures from around the disciplines--bring this unprecedented educational establishment and its historical past vibrantly to life.

The members to this anthology are Michael Atiyah, Chantal David, Freeman Dyson, Jane F. Fulcher, Peter Goddard, Barbara Kowalzig, Wolf Lepenies, Paul Moravec, Joan Wallach Scott, and David H. Weinberg.

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The American Historical Association, the American Musi- When given another opportunity to present a luncheon lecture, this time to the faculty and members of the School cological Society, and a conference on the Ligue de l’Action Française at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. of Social Science the next term, I decided to present my All of these exciting interdisciplinary contacts, both material on Honegger’s Antigone and its appropriation by at the Institute and within the scholarly community sur- different sectors of the Parisian wartime public.

Professor von Staden discussed his insights with me image and performances of Berlioz in order to serve their at considerable length. Other members also were generous own ideological ends. , whose own talks inspired me as well as my research that I had completed there at national meetings of colleagues and opened up other valuable areas of interest. the American Historical Association, the American Musi- When given another opportunity to present a luncheon lecture, this time to the faculty and members of the School cological Society, and a conference on the Ligue de l’Action Française at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.

Living for a while in ety unto itself, with the recognition that much new work a luxurious intellectual bubble and a shared laboratory of is systematically crossing subject boundaries. It is thus not ideas is not just a powerful reminder that your own work an accurate representation of regular academic life with its is a confluence of many different channels of inspiration; it many canons, procedures, and disciplinary pigeonholes. also perhaps generates ideas for a better institutional model Post-IAS syndrome—I mean the deflated feeling when for collaborative research in the future.

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