Fung Global Fellows Program Director Michael Gordin, Faculty Fellow Miguel Centeno and PIIRS Director Mark Beissinger named to endowed professorships, April 2013.
David Bellos' 2011 book about translation, Is That A Fish in Your Ear?, appeared in a revised paperback edition in the United States and also in Spanish translation as Un Pez en la higuera. Una historia fabulosa de la traducción (October 2012). His translation of a long-forgotten novel about the Algerian War, La Permission by Daniel Anselme, is to be published with Farrar Straus Giroux and Penguin Books in 2013.
Michael Gordin’s most recent book, The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe, was published by the University of Chicago Press in September 2012. Read the article in Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Miguel Centeno’s “Mapping Globalization” project went live in 2012. Amongst his forthcoming publications are Republics of the Possible: Liberalism and the Nation State in Iberoamerica (with Agustin Ferraro), Cambridge University Press, and “Latin America,” Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology, Jack Goldstone, ed., Brill Publishers, both 2013.
Classicist Constanze Guthenke and her colleague Brooke Holmes, also Princeton, were awarded a Global Collaborative Network Grant, on Postclassicisms, starting fall of 2012.
Benjamin Elman, with his colleague in the Departments of History and East Asian Studies, Sue Naquin, recently completed a three-year research cluster on “East Asia and the Early Modern World—Fresh Perspectives on Intellectual History, 1550-1800” (2009-12), sponsored by PIIRS. Elman’s group focused on doctors, classical languages, and medical philology in early modern Japan, Korea, and China.
Interview with Faculty Fellow Wendy Laura Belcher regarding her research on ancient Ethiopian texts, August 2012