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The latest news and announcements from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
Charles Jones Receives Digital Archaeology Award

News: Charles Jones Receives Digital Archaeology Award

by Tom Elliott Dec 12, 2014

Ancient World Online Blog recognized for outstanding work in digital archaeology ISAW Senior Fellow and former Head Librarian Charles Jones has been honored by the Archaeological Institute of America among its 2015 AIA Award Winners. Jones will receive the award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology ...

Hard-science Metrics Come to the Humanities

News: Hard-science Metrics Come to the Humanities

by Karen Rubinson Dec 02, 2014

During November I was asked to review proposals of archaeology-related projects for the NSF/NEH equivalent in a country of which the archaeological past is part of my scholarly work. In order to be qualified to participate in grant review, one ...

Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology publishes sixth volume

News: Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology publishes sixth volume

by Judith A. Lerner Nov 24, 2014

In 1995, several enterprising graduate students in the Department of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, founded the Circle of Inner Asian Art (CIAA) to serve as a forum for ...

ISAW Library acquires the Eilenberg Collection

News: ISAW Library acquires the Eilenberg Collection

by Gabriel McKee Nov 19, 2014

The ISAW library is pleased to have received the generous donation of a library of books on Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art from the estate of Natasha Eilenberg. The ISAW library is pleased to have received the generous donation of a library of books on Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art from the estate of Natasha Eilenberg. ...

ISAW Exhibition Team's Summer Research

News: ISAW Exhibition Team's Summer Research

by Roberta Casagrande-Kim Nov 18, 2014

In the hot month of July, the ISAW Exhibition team of Dr. Jennifer Chi and Dr. Roberta Casagrande-Kim traveled to Southern Spain to meet Prof. Pedro Azara of the University of Barcelona. During their travels, they conducted research for a ...

Work in Progress at the Ancient World Image Bank

News: Work in Progress at the Ancient World Image Bank

by Tom Elliott Nov 13, 2014

Digitizing the 35mm slides of Cornelius and Emily Vermeule and improving technical infrastructure for better access and digital preservation. Many members of the ISAW community are aware of our Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB) project. It began in 2009 — and continues today — as a collaborative effort to collect and share free, open-access images of archaeological sites, ...

News: Upcoming Application Deadlines

by Maggie Pavao Nov 10, 2014

The Visiting Research Scholar program is currently receiving applications at http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program. The deadline for 2015-16 applications is December 1, 2014. ...

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 ...

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