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ISAW Announces 2014-15 Visiting Scholars


ISAW is pleased to announce the research scholar roster for 2014-15. In addition to working on the listed research project, each scholar will participate in ISAW seminars and present a public lecture. Please join us in welcoming them to our community this fall!

One-year Visiting Research Scholars

Jan Bemmann (University of Bonn)
Configurations of Nomadic Empires in Mongolia: Comparative Perspectives of the Polities of the Türks, Uyghurs, Kitans, and Mongols

Maria Doerfler (Duke University)
Jephtah’s Daughter, Sarah’s Son: Children, Death, and Scripture in Late Ancient Christianity

Ethan Harkness (New York University, Gallatin)
Stems and Branches: The Development of Early Chinese Natural Philosophy

Vincent Leung (University of Pittsburgh)
Empire and Things: On the Genealogy of Commodities in Early China

Perrine Pilette (PhD, Catholic University of Louvain)
Translating the Past: New Insights on the Transmission of Historical Knowledge from Late Antique to Medieval Arabic Sources

John Nicholas Reid (PhD, University of Oxford)
A History of Prisons in the Ancient Near East

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professors

Claire Bubb (PhD, Harvard University)
Science in the Humanities: The Scientific Interests of Laymen in the High Roman Empire

Elizabeth Murphy (PhD, Brown University)
At the Intersection of Work, Economy, and Society: A cross-industry analysis of production, labor, and work in the Roman eastern Mediterranean

Adam Schwartz (PhD, University of Chicago) - continuing
Huayuanzhuang East I: A Complete and Annotated Translation of the Newest Corpus of 13th Century BCE Shang Dynasty Non-Royal Oracle Bone Inscriptions