ISAW Interim Director Announced, Alexander Jones

By Maggie Pavao

As has been announced, Roger Bagnall, Leon Levy (founding) Director, is stepping down and returning to the faculty and full-time scholarship in September 2016. 

NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost David McLaughlin have announced that Alexander Jones, ISAW’s Professor of the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, will serve as Interim Director as of September 1. Alexander Jones previously served as Acting Director of ISAW in Spring 2013 and as Vice Director in academic year 2013-14. Founder Shelby White comments, “Alexander Jones was ISAW’s first faculty member. He brings to the role of interim director not only his unique scholarship in the history of science, his dedication to his graduate students, but also his continued participation in ISAW’s ground breaking exhibitions program. He has a great depth of knowledge of ISAW and will be an outstanding interim director.” 

Together with Visiting Research Scholar Christine Proust, he curated ISAW’s 2011 exhibition on Babylonian Mathematics, Before Pythagoras, and he is also curating the forthcoming ISAW exhibition Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity opening October 19th, 2016.