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1Name:  Dr. Karine Chemla
 Institution:  CNRS, Université Paris 7
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1957
   
 
Karine Chemla studied mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles (1976-1982). In 1979, the Director, Josiane Serre, nominated her for a scholarship awarded by the Singer Polignac Foundation for students to spend a year overseas working in an area distinct from their primary research area. For her project, entitled “Science and Culture,” she selected China. In September 1980, she started a self-directed programme of Chinese language, and, in 1981, the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (Chinese Academy of science, Beijing) established a curriculum for her. She was the first foreign student to study the History of Science in China at the Institute. In 1982, she obtained a PhD degree with a thesis devoted to a 13th century Chinese text, and was hired in the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), where she is now Senior Researcher of exceptional class, affiliated to the research group SPHERE (Université de Paris). Chemla contributes to fundamental research, by producing research tools. With Guo Shuchun, she has published a critical edition and a French translation of the main Chinese mathematical canonical text: The Nine Chapters on Mathematical Procedures and its two key ancient commentaries. For this, Chemla also composed the first glossary ever published of Chinese technical terms used in ancient mathematics. K. Chemla & Guo Shuchun, Les Neuf chapitres, with a glossary by K. Chemla, was awarded the Prize Hirayama, 2006, Academy of Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres. Chemla also contributes theoretical work to the history of science, on topics related to the historiography of mathematics in the ancient world, scientific cultures and epistemological values. Her publications include: The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions (ed., 2012); Texts, Textual acts and the History of Science (ed., with Jacques Virbel, 2015); The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathematics and the Sciences (ed., with Renaud Chorlay and David Rabouin, 2016); Cultures without culturalism (ed., with Evelyn Fox Keller, 2017). Chemla is past president of the European Society for the History of Science (2014-2016) and was awarded an Advanced Research grant of the European Research Council (2011-2016). Chemla was elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (2005-) and of the Academia Europaea (2013-). In 2008 she was awarded the Silver medal from CNRS.
 
2Name:  Dr. Jean-Louis Ferrary
 Institution:  École Pratique des Hautes Études
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404. History of the Arts, Literature, Religion and Sciences
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1948
 Death Date:  August 9, 2020
   
 
Jean-Louis Ferrary, born at Orleans (France) on may 5th 1948 is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure of Paris. Member of the École française de Rome from 1973 to 1976, he lectured on Latin in Paris Sorbonne University from 1971 to 1973 and 1976 to 1989. In 1989 he became professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, his « Direction d’études » being entitled « History of political institutions and ideas in the Roman World ». He is emeritus since 2016. In 1993 he was member of the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton. He has been elected a member of several academies (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Academia Europaea, Istituto Lombardo, Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona, British Academy). His major interests are Rome and the Greek cities, Roman institutions during the Republican period and the Early Principate, Antiquarianism and jurisprudence in Renaissance humanism. Main publications : Philhellénisme et impérialisme. Aspects idéologiques de la conquête romaine du monde hellénistique, Rome, 1988 (revised edition, Rome, 2014) ; Correspondance de Lelio Torelli avec Antonio Agustín et Jean Matal (1542-1553), Como, 1992 ; Onofrio Panvinio et les Antiquités romaines, Rome, 1996 ; Recherches sur les lois comitiales et sur le droit public romain, Pavia, 2012 ; Les Mémoriaux de délégations du sanctuaire oraculaire de Claros, d’après la documentation conservée dans le Fonds Louis Robert, Paris, 2014 ; Dall’ordine repubblicano ai poteri di Augusto. Aspetti della legislazione romana, Rome, 2016 ; Rome et le monde grec. Choix d’écrits, Paris, 2016 ; (in collaboration with A. Schiavone and E. Stolfi), Quintus Mucius Scaevola, Rome, 2018.
 
3Name:  Dr. Romila Thapar
 Institution:  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1931
   
 
Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she was Professor of Ancient Indian History from 1970 to 1991. She was General President of the Indian History Congress in 1983. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and holds an Honorary D.Litt. each from Calcutta, Oxford, and Chicago Universities, among others. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and of St. Anthony's College, Oxford, and of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. In 2008 Professor Thapar was awarded the prestigious Kluge Prize of the United States Library of Congress, which honours lifetime achievement in studies such as history that are not covered by the Nobel Prize.
 
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