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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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  • Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Martin Worthington

    Visiting Research Scholar Spotlight: Martin Worthington

    Visiting Research Scholar Martin Worthington takes on the "Gilgamesh Flood Story" and Babylonian, Assyrian and Sumerian poetry. Join him on February 27th for a viewing of a short film of the folk-tale "The Poor Man of Nippur," acted out by Assyriology students in the original Babylonian.
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  • "Restoring the Minoans" Reviewed in the New York Times

    "Restoring the Minoans" Reviewed in the New York Times

    Jason Farago reviews ISAW's exhibition in his review "Remaking Ancient Greece, With Paints or Pixels."
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  • Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Launched

    Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Launched

    In November, ISAW submitted a final report to the National Endowment for the Humanities on the "Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri" project (DCLP). This report marked the end of a four-year-long collaborative initiative to launch the creation of a comprehensive, searchable digital collection of literary and subliterary texts surviving on papyrus and similar materials from the area of ancient Egypt and environs.
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  • ISAW Hosts Conference on Digital Publication in Mediterranean Archaeology

    ISAW Hosts Conference on Digital Publication in Mediterranean Archaeology

    On October 20, 2017 the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications, in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America, hosted a one-day conference on the state of archaeological data publication called Digital Publication in Mediterranean Archaeology: Current Practice and Common Goals.
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  • The Gallery Store is Open for the Holidays!

    The Gallery Store is Open for the Holidays!

    The catalogue and accompanying merchandise for the exhibition "Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans" is available in our Gallery Store.
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  • Professor Dan Potts Invited as a Consulting Editor for the Encyclopaedia Iranica

    Professor Dan Potts Invited as a Consulting Editor for the Encyclopaedia Iranica

    Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History Dan Potts was invited to be a consulting editor for the Encyclopaedia Iranica based at Columbia University.
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