• Fall Exhibition Opens October 17th!

    Fall Exhibition Opens October 17th!

    Opening this fall, "Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury" will feature objects from the Berthouville Treasure, the largest and best-preserved hoard of silver from the ancient world, along with other luxury objects from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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  • Graduate Student Amber Jacob Co-Organizes Copenhagen Conference on Ancient Egyptian and Greek Science

    Graduate Student Amber Jacob Co-Organizes Copenhagen Conference on Ancient Egyptian and Greek Science

    Amber Jacob, who just completed her first year of graduate studies at ISAW, co-organized a conference in Copenhagen broadly on the topic of ancient Egyptian and Greek science, with a focus on the unpublished material in the Papyrus Carlsberg Collection. The conference is part of a larger inter-university collaborative project, the Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt (SPAE).
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  • ISAW Papers and the Future of Scholarly Publishing

    ISAW Papers and the Future of Scholarly Publishing

    This spring, ISAW welcomed Fanny Mézard from the Université PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) as an intern working with Professor Sebastian Heath on aspects of ISAW's digital publications.
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  • New Publication: "Hic Sunt Dracones" Conference Volume

    New Publication: "Hic Sunt Dracones" Conference Volume

    The proceedings of the ISAW conference, “Hic Sunt Dracones: Creating, Defining, and Abstracting Place in the Ancient World,” have recently appeared in print as a special double-issue of the DeGruyter publication "Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History," Volume 4, Issues 1-2 (2017). The conference, which took place at ISAW on October 28, 2016, was organized by Gina Konstantopoulos, ISAW Visiting Assistant Professor 2015-17.
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  • Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Zhan Zhang

    Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Zhan Zhang

    VRS Zhan Zhang is a researcher of texts from Khotan, an oasis city-state located in present-day Xinjiang, China along the so-called Silk Road, with cultural and/or political links to the Iranian, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Turkic, Islamic, and even Jewish spheres. They contain remarkable details of life, but also numerous problems.
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  • Report from the Field: The Umma Survey Project

    Report from the Field: The Umma Survey Project

    Visiting Assistant Professor Stephanie Rost shares about her experiences on a field survey at the ancient site of Umma, near the modern town of Al-Rifai, Iraq, once a province in the kingdom of the Ur III.
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  • A Serendipitous Journey

    A Serendipitous Journey

    Research Associate Judith Lerner recounts an accidental yet inspiring visit to an exhibition of East Christian art (“Chrétiens d’Orient—2000 ans d’histoire) at Tourcoing’s Musée des Beaux-Arts.
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  • Bagnall Receives the Paideia Institute's Arete Award

    Bagnall Receives the Paideia Institute's Arete Award

    Leon Levy Director Emeritus Roger Bagnall was honored with the Arete Award presented on May 14th at the Paideia Institute's first annual Benefit Dinner held at The University Club.
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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

    This year, ISAW celebrated the graduation and accomplishments of our four PhD graduates!
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