ISAW News Blog

  • ISAW Director Alexander Jones Receives 2019 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities

    ISAW Director Alexander Jones Receives 2019 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities

    Alexander Jones, Professor of History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity and Leon Levy Director of ISAW, was recently awarded the American Philosophical Society’s 2019 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities in recognition of his paper “‘Like Opening a Pyramid and Finding an Atomic Bomb’: Derek de Solla Price and the Antikythera Mechanism.”
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  • ISAW Alumna Irene Soto Marín to Lead New Research Project at University of Basel

    ISAW Alumna Irene Soto Marín to Lead New Research Project at University of Basel

    The Department of Ancient History at the University of Basel has just announced the new project “Nomisma: Measuring Monetary Integration in the Late Roman Empire," led by ISAW alum Dr. Irene Soto Marín and funded by the Forschungsfonds Nachwuchsforschende of the University of Basel.
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  • Prof. Daniel T. Potts honored by Indiana University

    Prof. Daniel T. Potts honored by Indiana University

    Prof. Daniel T. Potts was recently honored by Indiana University as the Program in Ancient Studies - Spring 2019 Distinguished Lecturer and as the 2019 Jean and Denis Sinor Faculty Fellow. On April 8th he presented "A walk with the water buffalo: Zoological peregrinations from the Indus Valley to Mesopotamia" as part of the Ancient Studies Distinguished Lecturer Series. On April 9th he presented his lecture “Horse and Pasture in Pre-Islamic Iran” as part of their Jean and Denis Sinor Faculty Fellowship Lecture series.
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  • Associate Professor Rod Campbell featured in Scientific American

    Associate Professor Rod Campbell featured in Scientific American

    ISAW Associate Professor Roderick Campbell’s research on animal sacrifice and human-animal relations in Early China was recently featured in several prominent and widely distributed publications, including Scientific American, Sapiens, Live Science, and The Atlantic.
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  • ISAW Cohosts International Conference with École Pratique des Hautes Études (PSL, Paris)

    ISAW Cohosts International Conference with École Pratique des Hautes Études (PSL, Paris)

    On April 18th and 19th ISAW will host a joint international conference with the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Institut National de l’Histoire de l’Art in Paris, France. The conference titled Between the Age of Diplomacy and the First Great Empire in Ancient West Asia (1200 - 900 BC): Moving Beyond the Paradigm of Collapse and Regeneration was co-organized by Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault (EPHE, PSL), Lorenzo d’Alfonso (ISAW, NYU) & Robert Hawley (EPHE, PSL).
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  • Announcing The Digital Central Asian Archaeology Collection (DCAA)

    Announcing The Digital Central Asian Archaeology Collection (DCAA)

    The ISAW Library is proud to announce the launch of the Digital Central Asian Archaeology collection (DCAA), a digital library dedicated to preserving scholarly material about Central Asian history and archaeology and to making it as easily discoverable and as widely accessible as possible.
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  • "Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project" Funded by the Getty Foundation

    "Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project" Funded by the Getty Foundation

    In collaboration with UMass Amherst, Professor Sebastian Heath has been awarded a grant from the Getty Foundation for the "Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project" project. This award is a part of a series of grants totaling $1m to support virtual preservation of cultural locations worldwide.
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  • Opening Next Month! "Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes"

    Opening Next Month! "Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes"

    Opening March 6th, "Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballet Russes" explores both the role of dance in ancient culture and the influence of antiquity on the modernist reinventions of the Ballets Russes.
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  • Wine-making in the South Caucasus

    Wine-making in the South Caucasus

    Research Associate Karen Rubinson traveled to Georgia and Armenia to conduct research for the Library's South Caucasus digital publications initiative and recounts here the area's fascinating history of winemaking in vessels known as qvevri.
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