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Graduate Students

Christine RoughanAncient mathematical and scientific texts and their transmission in medieval societies

Georgios TsolakisHistory and archaeology of the Greek and Roman World, construction of identities, ethnicity, social memory, epigraphy

Alice Wang - Structural violence, inequality, state formation, ancient health, bioarchaeology, paleopathology

Fanghan WangChinese art history and interaction with Central Asia

Lorenzo CastellanoRelationship between man and environment in the Ancient World

David Danzig - Assyriology

Andrea Trameri - Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Hittitology

Shujing Wang - Archaeology and cultural exchange between China and Central Asia

Maria Americo - Ancient science and mathematics and the Medieval preservation of classical texts and the effect of classical heritage on Medieval Islamic thought

Sam Mirelman - Music, performance, and ritual in the ANE

Jonathan Valk - Processes of identity formation in the ANE, Assyrian history and culture

Yan Zhang - Anthropology, archaeology, and zooarchaeology of the complex societies of East Asia


Randolph Ford - Comparative study of Greco-Roman and Chinese ethnographic traditions and the strategies of cultural and political accommodation between sedentary societies and tribal confederations following imperial collapse

Erik Hermans - Comparison of how classical heritage was dealt with in the Carolingian world, the Byzantine empire, and the Abbasid caliphate (ca. 700-1000 AD)

Zoe Misiewicz - Astral Omens in Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman World: Connections and Contexts

Martin Reznick - Social learning and social order -- a rational choice theory of dispute resolution in Roman Egypt

Anthony SooHoo - Comparative study of religious belief, practice ,and social organization

Mehrnoush Soroush - Irrigated Landscape of the Mian-ab Plain (Shushtar) in the Late Antique - Early Islamic periods

Irene Soto - Late Antique Egypt, Economic History of the Eastern Roman Empire

Fan Zhang - Funeral and Buddhist art of early Medieval China; acculturation and deculturation in respect to Chinese and Central Asian art

Heath Seminar 2