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ISAW News Blog

The latest news and announcements from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
Library News: ISAW Library Collections Update

Library News: ISAW Library Collections Update

by David Ratzan Oct 27, 2014

The ISAW Library pushes ahead with the Hayim and Miriam Tadmor collection; begins cataloging a substantial collection of Persian-language material related to ancient water use; and welcomes the donation of Natasha Eilenberg's library of Asian Art to ISAW. The ISAW Library purchased the collection of Hayim and Miriam Tadmor in 2010, but the cataloging of previous acquisitions meant that we only had the opportunity to turn to this important collection in the past year. The Tadmor ...

Kamniskires and the ancient state of Elymais

News: Kamniskires and the ancient state of Elymais

by Daniel Potts Oct 21, 2014

Scholarship on the ancient kingdom of Elymais is not a new phenomenon. Its origins go right back to the invention of printing and Renaissance humanist scholarship. In recent years, while working on the history of nomadism in Iran, I spent a great deal of time reading the works of European travellers who visited the region, from the 16th century onwards. Although looking out for descriptions of ...

Elliott Addresses Conference on Digital Epigraphy

News: Elliott Addresses Conference on Digital Epigraphy

by Tom Elliott Oct 21, 2014

In September, Tom Elliott (ISAW's Associate Director for Digital Programs) traveled to Paris to deliver the opening keynote address for the EAGLE 2014 International Conference. The event focused on information technologies for epigraphy and ...

NOTICE: October 30th Lecture is Full

by Amanda Dietz Oct 20, 2014

Due to the overwhelming interest in our exhibition lecture series, we have reached capacity for the October 30th lecture presented by Paul Stanwick at 6pm.  To be added to the waiting list, please send all rsvp's to rsvp_isaw_lectures@nyu.edu or ...

News: Soliciting Applicants for Development Associate

by Diane Bennett Oct 17, 2014

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is looking for a talented professional who has the ability to manage the institute's fund-raising efforts and communications. The right candidate has experience supporting either fund-raising at a university or not-for-profit or sales in a for-profit company. S/he will create and manage the public face of ISAW through written publications and online communication through the website and social ...

News: The Journal of Juristic Papyrology, Supplement vol. 22 by VRS Alum Giovanni Ruffini, Recently Published

by Kathryn Lawson Oct 16, 2014

The Journal of Juristic Papyrology has just released its twenty-second supplement, this one by ISAW VRS Alum (2007-08) Giovanni Ruffini, on The Bishop, the Eparch, and the King. Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim (P. QI 4). ...

New Publication by VRS Alum Tamara Chin

News: New Publication by VRS Alum Tamara Chin

by Kathryn Lawson Oct 10, 2014

Savage Exchange: Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination has just been published by Harvard University Press. Tamara Chin was a visiting research scholar at ISAW in 2008-09 and is now Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown ...

Bagnall elected to Society for Classical Studies presidency

News: Bagnall elected to Society for Classical Studies presidency

by Roger Bagnall Oct 07, 2014

Roger Bagnall, Leon Levy Director of ISAW, will serve as president-elect of the Society for Classical Studies in 2015, president in 2016, and past president in 2017. Roger Bagnall, the Leon Levy Director of ISAW, has been elected president of the Society for Classical Studies. He will be president-elect in 2015, president in 2016, and past president in 2017. The Society, founded in ...

News: ISAW Participating in Open House New York - October 11th

by Kathryn Lawson Oct 01, 2014

This marks the third year ISAW will be participating in Open House New York, an annual event that opens up hundreds of important buildings with the goal of fostering interest in and engagement with the great architecture and architects of ...

News: ISAW's Fall 2014 Newsletter is Now Available

News: ISAW's Fall 2014 Newsletter is Now Available

by rj635@nyu.edu Sep 26, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of the ISAW Newsletter is now available.  Issue 11 includes an in depth look at our seminars and tutorials, news from past and present Visiting Research Scholars, a preview of ...

News: ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Visiting Research Scholar Program

by Kathryn Lawson Sep 24, 2014

We have now opened the online application for the Visiting Research Scholar Program. For details about the categories of scholars, the financial support, and the application, please visit http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program. The application deadline for 2015-16 appointments is December 1, 2014. ...

News: ISAW Library Adds New Online Features

News: ISAW Library Adds New Online Features

by David Ratzan Sep 22, 2014

The ISAW Library is redesigning its online presence and offerings over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year. The aim of the overhaul is to build a more engaging website and to offer more dynamic online content so as to ...

Changes to ISAW's Facebook Pages

News: Changes to ISAW's Facebook Pages

by rj635@nyu.edu Sep 18, 2014

ISAW is excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be changing the way we use Facebook. By merging our Exhibitions page and Library page with our main page, we will be providing visitors, friends, and supporters easier access to a broader range of information ...

News: ISAW Now Accepting PhD Applications for Fall 2015 Admission

by Kathryn Lawson Sep 15, 2014

The Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU has now opened the online application. ISAW's recommended deadline for application submission is December 18th, with a final deadline of January 4th. For more information on the program and how to ...

News: ISAW Extends Participation in Digital Latin Library Project

by Tom Elliott Sep 10, 2014

ISAW's Associate Director for Digital Programs, Tom Elliott, will travel this month to Norman, Oklahoma to participate in a workshop launching the first year of an implementation grant to the University of Oklahoma for a Digital ...

 Summer Report: Roderick Campbell on Reconstructing the Shang Economy

Summer Report: Roderick Campbell on Reconstructing the Shang Economy

by Roderick B. Campbell Sep 08, 2014

Despite nearly 100 years of archaeological work and millennia of textual analysis, very little of substance is known about the economy of ancient China’s Shang dynasty. Aiming to help fill this lacuna, I have been working on a bone-working site ...

News: Exhibitions Department appoints two Post-Doctoral Associates

by Jennifer Chi Sep 04, 2014

ISAW's Exhibitions Department appoints two Post-Doctoral Associates who will aid the department with curatorial research. The exhibitions department is pleased to announce the appointment of two curatorial Post Doctoral Associates. ...

News: VRS Alum Mantha Zarmakoupi Accepts Position at the University of Birmingham

by Kathryn Lawson Sep 03, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Mantha Zarmakoupi, VRS Alum 2009-10, has accepted a position at the University of Birmingham under their research fellowship program. The position allows for five years of reduced teaching and administrative responsibilities before taking on ...

Summer Fieldwork: Sören Stark on Excavations in the Bukhara Oasis, Uzbekistan

by Sören Stark Aug 25, 2014

4th century CE tower during excavation
4th century CE tower during excavation
ISAW’s project investigating the Ancient and Medieval defense system of the Bukhara oasis, directed by Sören Stark, began its 2014 field season on June 30th (in cooperation with the Uzbek Academy of Sciences). Apart from members of the ISAW community, our team consists of s
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Summer Scholarship: Karen Rubinson on East Asian Archaeology

Summer Scholarship: Karen Rubinson on East Asian Archaeology

by Karen Rubinson Aug 04, 2014

In June, I participated in the 6th Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, held in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.  Three hundred scholars gave papers in 25 sessions; my presentation, “On the Road Again: Chinese Mirrors in Afghanistan,” ...

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