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ISAW News Blog

The latest news and announcements from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

Job: Head Librarian

by Tom Elliott Aug 02, 2013

ISAW, in collaboration with the NYU Libraries, is seeking a new Head Librarian for the Institute. The job description and application instructions may be found via the ISAW jobs page. ...

Job: Development Associate

by Tom Elliott Jul 22, 2013

ISAW is looking for a talented professional who has the ability to work with cross-functional groups to manage the institute's fund-raising efforts and communications. The right candidate has experience with supporting fund-raising at a university or not-for-profit or sales in a for-profit. S/he will create and manage the public face of ISAW through written publications and the website. Please visit ...

News: Cohn receives grant for research in Paris

by Roger Bagnall Jun 21, 2013

Yehudah Cohn has been awarded a senior researcher position under the aegis of the Research in Paris program, and will be hosted by the École Pratique des Hautes Études. He will be working on the Hebrew Pentateuch commentary by Rashi of Troyes (in Northern France).

ISAW Research Associate Yehudah Cohn has been awarded a senior researcher position from February to July 2014 under the aegis of the Research in Paris program, and will be hosted by the École Pratique des Hautes Études. He will be working on the Hebrew Pentateuch commentary by Rashi of Troyes (in Northern France), of which the Bibliothèque Nationale has numerous manuscripts. Rashi was the pre-eminent Jewish medieval exegete, and while in Paris Yehudah will be investigating the commentary's adaptation of late-Antique sources in Hebrew and Aramaic, originating with the Jews of the Roman and Sassanian empires in the 2nd - 7th centuries.
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News: Book on Amheida excavations published

by Roger Bagnall Jun 03, 2013

Announcement of publication of a book on the excavations at Amheida written for a general audience. Bagnall 2010 Cover PhotoFranz Steiner Verlag (Stuttgart) has published Eine Wüstenstadt. Leben und Kultur in einer ägyptischen Oase im 4. Jahrhundert n. Chr., by ISAW director Roger Bagnall. The book presents the results of the ...

News: NEH Funds Literary Papyri Project

by Roger Bagnall Jun 03, 2013

A grant from a joint National Endowment for the Humanities and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft program will fund the creation of a database of Greek and Latin literary papyri by an international team led by ISAW and the University of Heidelberg. A joint program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft has given ISAW and the University of Heidelberg a three-year grant to create a Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP), building an infrastructure that initially ...

Job: Grants and Excavation Manager

by Tom Elliott May 31, 2013

ISAW is looking for a talented professional who has experience in financial and grant management to serve as primary financial manager on restricted funding; manage sponsored research grants and contracts and financial activity; maintain comprehensive grant records and grant opportunities; ...

News: ISAW Announces Visiting Research Scholars for 2013-14

by Kathryn Lawson May 14, 2013

ISAW is pleased to announce the research scholar roster for 2013-14. In addition to working on the listed research project, each scholar will participate in ISAW seminars and present a public lecture. Please join us in welcoming them to our ...

JIAAA Volume 5

News: JIAAA Volume 5

by Kathryn Lawson Mar 05, 2013

The editors of the Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology – Judith A. Lerner, Lilla Russell-Smith and Sören Stark – are happy to announce the publication of volume 5. Published under the aegis of ISAW the journal focuses on ...

Two New Publications for ISAW Research Scholar Marja Vierros

News: Two New Publications for ISAW Research Scholar Marja Vierros

by Kathryn Lawson Dec 12, 2012

Marja Vierros, one of the ISAW's 2012-13 visiting research scholars, has announced two book publications this fall. The first, Bilingual Notaries in Hellenistic Egypt. A study of Greek as a second language, describes the language contact situation in ...

News: Encyclopedia of Ancient History published

by Roger Bagnall Dec 04, 2012

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, with over 5000 articles in 12 volumes, has been published by Wiley-Blackwell. The General Editors include ISAW Director Roger Bagnall and former visiting research scholar Sabine Huebner. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, with over 5000 articles in 12 volumes (plus an index volume), has been published by Wiley-Blackwell. The online version is to become available shortly at Wiley Online Library. The General Editors include ISAW Director Roger ...

Reminder: Applications for Visiting Research Scholar Program Due Dec. 2

by Kathryn Lawson Nov 12, 2012

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 9 appointments of visiting research ...

News: ISAW is Up and Running

by Tom Elliott Nov 06, 2012

ISAW's facilities on 84th St. in Manhattan were spared any damage from Hurricane Sandy. We are open regular hours and all public events and exhibitions are proceeding as scheduled. ...

ISAW Open Wednesday: Limited Services

by Tom Elliott Oct 30, 2012

On Wednesday, 31 October 2012, ISAW will be open regular hours for faculty, staff, scholars, and students, and for members of the public wishing to visit the "Echoes of the Past" exhibition. The library will not be open. ...

ISAW Closed Tuesday, 30 October 2012

News: ISAW Closed Tuesday, 30 October 2012

by Tom Elliott Oct 29, 2012

Due to the protracted weather threat presented by Hurricane Sandy and the associated shutdown of all New York area public transportation, ISAW facilities will remain closed on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 and all public events are canceled. ...

ISAW Closed Monday, 29 October 2012

News: ISAW Closed Monday, 29 October 2012

by Tom Elliott Oct 28, 2012

Because of expected weather conditions and public transportation shutdowns, ISAW will be closed Monday 29 October 2012. All seminars and public events that day are canceled. ...

Bagnall receives Festschrift

News: Bagnall receives Festschrift

by Roger Bagnall Oct 18, 2012

ISAW Director Roger Bagnall was presented with Papyrological Texts in Honor of Roger S. Bagnall on October 16. ISAW Director Roger Bagnall was presented with Papyrological Texts in Honor of Roger S. Bagnall at a surprise champagne reception held at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris on October 16, with colleagues from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, ...

Newsletter 7 Now Available

News: Newsletter 7 Now Available

by wls3@nyu.edu Oct 17, 2012

The Fall 2012 issue of ISAW’s newsletter is now available.  Issue 7 includes  alumni news,  an exploration of our Echoes of the Past exhibition, research updates from the ISAW community, and event listings for Fall 2012 and beyond.  ...

News: Pleiades/Pelagios Collaboration Featured at Smithsonian.com

by Tom Elliott Oct 04, 2012

Smithsonian.com has just published a short article on recent collaborative work to enhance online mapping of ancient sites and online linking of related archaeological, photographic, textual, numismatic, and museological resources. It highlights the role of the multi-institutional ...

News: Faculty Approve Research Assessment Document

by Tom Elliott Oct 03, 2012

ISAW faculty have recently approved a statement on research assessment (PDF), which has been published on the ISAW website. As ISAW was founded to support research in the ancient world, this document lays out our ...

Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze of Tomb II at Vergina

by chuck.jones@nyu.edu Oct 02, 2012

A new book by ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Hallie Franks This monograph, published in the series Ancient Art and Architecture in Context from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, considers the painted frieze on the façade of Tomb II at Vergina ...