ISAW News Blog

  • 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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  • Object History and Significance: The Cameo of Jupiter (Chartres)

    Object History and Significance: The Cameo of Jupiter (Chartres)

    The current exhibition Devotion and Decadence features many remarkable archaeological finds, but some masterpieces of ancient art were consistently saved as luxury objects from the time of their creation. Cameos, for example, were frequently preserved and passed through different collections from the ancient world to the present. In the case of the Cameo of Jupiter (The Cameo of Chartres), its fourteenth-century mount tells us something about the object’s history as well as its changing significance over time.
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  • ISAW Hosts Conference on "The Archaeology of Neighborhood Life: Concepts, Communities, and Change"

    ISAW Hosts Conference on "The Archaeology of Neighborhood Life: Concepts, Communities, and Change"

    On December 14th, ISAW hosted a one-day conference on “The Archaeology of Neighborhood Life: Concepts, Communities, and Change” which brought together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds — Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Art History, Classics, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations — who are all contributing to a growing interest in the communal and cultural aspects of ancient urban districts.
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  • A Guggenheim's Works & Process Commission Inspired by ISAW's Upcoming Exhibition

    A Guggenheim's Works & Process Commission Inspired by ISAW's Upcoming Exhibition

    On April 28 and 29, Works & Process costume designers will perform a dance and costume commission inspired by our upcoming spring 2019 exhibition, "Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes."
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  • CAA Announces Milette Gaifman and  Lillian Lan-ying Tseng as Co-editors of The Art Bulletin

    CAA Announces Milette Gaifman and Lillian Lan-ying Tseng as Co-editors of The Art Bulletin

    Associate Professor of East Asian Art and Archaeology Lillian Tseng was appointed co-editor of the CAA's The Art Bulletin.
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  • ISAW Members Attend the Joint AIA/SCS Conference

    ISAW Members Attend the Joint AIA/SCS Conference

    It is the time of year again for the joint annual meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies, which will be held January 3-6, 2019 in San Diego. Members of the ISAW community, present and past, can be found throughout the program. Here’s your guide to ISAW presentations and activities at AIA/SCS 2019.
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