ISAW is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, intended to cultivate comparative and connective investigations of the ancient old world from the Mediterranean to East Asia. It was founded by Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation in 2006.
Over five thousand years ago, an astonishing forward-thinking people lived in Malta, an island group in the Southern Mediterranean. Temple and Tomb examines their art, architecture and culture in the first exhibition ever to display Maltese prehistoric art in the U.S. Many of the objects have never before left Malta. The exhibition includes detailed and varied representations of the human figure, decorative architectural reliefs, refined clay vessels, imported stone amulets, as well as a series of historic watercolors, drawings and prints, all drawn from the collections of the National Museum of Archaeology and the Gozo Museum of Archaeology.
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Alexander Jones (Professor of the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Acting Director of the Institute for the ...
The editors of the Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology – Judith A. Lerner, Lilla Russell-Smith and Sören Stark – are happy to announce the publication of volume 5. Published under the aegis of ISAW the journal focuses on the archaeology and art and cultural exchanges within the vast area between the Iranian world, western China, the Siberian steppes and Northwestern India. For the table of contents please visit the journal’s webpage.
Marja Vierros, one of the ISAW's 2012-13 visiting research scholars, has announced two book publications this fall. The first, Bilingual Notaries in Hellenistic Egypt. A study of Greek as a second language, describes the language contact situation in Hellenistic Egypt in general and in Pathyris in particular through the analysis of contracts found in bilingual family archives dating to the second and first centuries BCE.
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, with over 5000 articles in 12 volumes (plus an index volume), has been published by Wiley-Blackwell. The online version is to become available shortly at Wiley Online Library. The General Editors include ISAW Director Roger Bagnall and former visiting research scholar Sabine Huebner. The more than 1800 authors include ISAW faculty Alexander Jones and Beate Pongratz-Leisten; affiliated faculty Raffaella Cribiore, Barbara Kowalzig, Andrew Monson, Michael Peachin, and Helmut Reimitz; Senior Fellows Piotr Michalowski, Jack Sasson, and John Steele; doctoral student Zoe Misiewicz; former visiting research scholars Günter Dreyer, Jinyu Liu, Rachel Mairs, Annalisa Marzano, Maya Muratov, Mathieu Ossendrijver, Anne Porter, Giovanni Ruffini, and Karen Sonik; research associate Yehudah Cohn; and former staff member Anna Boozer, along with a number of lecturers and visitors.