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  • Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Marta Ameri

    Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Marta Ameri

    As an art historian working on the seals and other miniature artworks of the Indus Valley (or Harappan) Civilization, Visiting Research Scholar Marta Ameri utilizes methodologies typically used in the study of Mesopotamian art, particularly the stylistic and iconographic study of seals and seal impressions, to analyze artifacts from the Harappan world in an attempt to gain a better understanding of this enigmatic culture.
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  • "Romance and Reason" in the New York Review of Books!

    "Romance and Reason" in the New York Review of Books!

    "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" receives a glowing review by James Romm in the New York Review of Books, as well as a spot on their calendar of Featured Events.
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  • Animated Shadows on Virtual Stone: Ancient Sundials in a Gallery Setting

    Animated Shadows on Virtual Stone: Ancient Sundials in a Gallery Setting

    Among the objects on display in the previous ISAW exhibition "Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity" were ancient sundials, some of which were accompanied by digital animations that illustrated how such devices worked. Professor Sebastian Heath, in collaboration with Curatorial Assistant Rachel Herschman and Graduate Student Christine Roughan, recently published an article in the "Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy" on the workings of the objects themselves, the role of this digital content in the visitor’s experience, and as a museum education resource for docents.
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  • Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Andrew Dufton

    Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Andrew Dufton

    Scholar Andrew Dufton likens NYC gentrification to two particular hallmarks of ancient Roman gentrification: the consolidation of many properties into a single, larger residence, and the displacement of industry for elite housing.
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  • "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" Now Open and in the Press!

    "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" Now Open and in the Press!

    Just reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" opened here at ISAW on February 14, 2018. This exhibition brings together an exceptional group of rare manuscripts that testify to the fertile relationship between medieval Islam and the classical world.
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  • Recent and Forthcoming Publications by ISAW Community Members

    Recent and Forthcoming Publications by ISAW Community Members

    As part of ISAW's commitment to making specialized research on the ancient world widely available to other academics and the public, we encourage our community members to publish their work in a variety of venues, including monographs, edited volumes, and journals. We are pleased to share this list of recent and forthcoming publications by our faculty, staff, visiting research scholars, senior fellows, research associates, students, and scholar alumni.
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  • Spring Events Are Now Live!

    Spring Events Are Now Live!

    Visit our website to see the list of public events offered at ISAW this spring semester! Topics range from excavating a trading port in Aegean Thrace, Persian and Turkish manuscript paintings, to Babylonian astronomy.
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  • "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" Opens  February 14th!

    "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" Opens February 14th!

    Opening February 14th, ISAW's exhibition "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" will include manuscripts from Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Turkey accompanied by ancient Greek and Islamic artifacts that will illustrate the popularity of historical figures and thinkers and the prominence of science in Islamic culture and society.
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  • Appointment of Clare Fitzgerald, Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator

    Appointment of Clare Fitzgerald, Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator

    The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Clare Fitzgerald as Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, effective March 12, 2018.
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