ISAW Announces 2016-17 Visiting Research Scholars

By Marc LeBlanc

ISAW is pleased to announce its roster of visiting research scholars for 2016-17. In addition to working on the research project listed below, each scholar will participate in ISAW seminars and present a public lecture. Please join us in welcoming these scholars to our community this fall!

One-Year Visiting Research Scholars

Alan Greene (Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Provisioning the Political: Material Economies, Ritual Life, & Social Inequality Among the Earliest Polities of the Ancient World 

Bill Mak (Kyoto University) - August 2016-February 2017
Transmission and Dissemination of Greek Astral Science in South & East Asia during the First Millennium CE 

Maya Maskarinec (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)
Unsafe for Saints: Alternate Histories of Christian Rome

Robert Spengler (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis)
How the Silk Road Shaped Your Dinner Table: A Study of the Origins & Spread of Agriculture in Central Eurasia 

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professors

Frederic Clark (Ph.D., Princeton University) - continuing
Dividing Time: The Making of Historical Periodization in Early Modern Europe, c.1500-1750; The First Pagan Historian: The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to Enlightenment

Emily Cole (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)
Translation on Display: Multilingual Monuments in Ptolemaic Egypt

Yitzchak Jaffe (Ph.D., Harvard University)
Rediscovering the Multi­ethnic & Multi-cultural Origins of Chinese Civilization

Gina Konstantopoulos (Ph.D., University of Michigan) - continuing
Elsewhere is a Negative Country: The Role of Supernatural Figures and the Construction of Imaginary and Abstracted Lands in the Ancient Near East