ISAW News Blog

  • "Devotion and Decadence" in the New York Review of Books

    "Devotion and Decadence" in the New York Review of Books

    James Romm says of the objects in Devotion and Decadence: "...the silver splendors of this Gallic shrine can be seen for the next month in a sumptuous exhibition."
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  • Former VRS Martin Worthington Produces the World's First Film in Babylonian

    Former VRS Martin Worthington Produces the World's First Film in Babylonian

    Martin Worthington, Senior Lecturer in Assyriology at the University of Cambridge, produced a film entirely in Babylonian — a language that hasn't been spoken for some 2,000 years.
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  • "Devotion and Decadence" in The New York Times!

    "Devotion and Decadence" in The New York Times!

    ISAW's fall exhibition, "Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury from the Bibliothèque nationale de France" was included in the NYT's "10 Under-the-Radar Art Shows to See Now."
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  • ISAW Featured in the NYU Community Impact Report

    ISAW Featured in the NYU Community Impact Report

    Released this month, NYU's Community Impact Report highlights ways in which the University has partnered with and engaged our communities.
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  • "Devotion and Decadence" Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

    "Devotion and Decadence" Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

    Arts and culture writer Melik Kaylan reviewed ISAW's newest exhibition "Devotion and Decadence." He reports that the exhibition features "a hoard from the Roman province of Gaul—said to be the greatest such intact find from ancient times—and other riches make a final stop in the U.S."
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  • Fieldwork Focus: Professor Sören Stark at the Site of Bashtepa

    Fieldwork Focus: Professor Sören Stark at the Site of Bashtepa

    During the summer of 2018 Professor Sören Stark and his team with colleagues and students from the U.S., Uzbekistan, China, and Italy continued their excavations at the site of Bashtepa in present-day Uzbekistan.
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  • ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2019-20 Visiting Scholar Program

    ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2019-20 Visiting Scholar Program

    ISAW is now accepting applications for its 2019-20 Visiting Research Scholar program. ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century CE, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. Scholars are expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.
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  • ISAW Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Admission to PhD Program

    ISAW Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Admission to PhD Program

    ISAW is now accepting applications for fall 2019 admission to its Doctoral Program in the Ancient World via the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science application portal. ISAW's recommended application deadline is December 18th, and the final deadline is January 4th. Prospective students are invited to visit ISAW on October 22nd for an Open House that includes an information session about the doctoral program, a tour of the building and library, meetings with faculty and current students, the opportunity to sit in on a graduate seminar, and a visit to ISAW's current exhibition on the Berthouville Treasure.
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  • "Devotion and Decadence" Opens Tomorrow, October 17th!

    "Devotion and Decadence" Opens Tomorrow, October 17th!

    For its presentation at ISAW, the Berthouville Treasure will be joined by approximately seventy-five other luxury objects from the collections of Bibliothèque nationale de France in the exhibition "Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury from the Bibliothèque nationale de France."
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