Dec. 19, 2017 – The Trustees of the Leon Levy Foundation proudly gather for the unveiling of a new plaque stating:  The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World has its roots in the passion of Shelby White and Leon Levy for the art and history of the ancient world. Following their vision, in 2006 the Leon Levy Foundation created ISAW at New York University to encompass the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to East Asia, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval period.  ISAW scholars are committed to an innovative interdisciplinary program that crosses boundaries of time, space and discipline.