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The latest news and announcements from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
In Its Final Weeks: Measuring and Mapping Space

In Its Final Weeks: Measuring and Mapping Space

by dd102@nyu.edu Dec 17, 2013

There are only a few more weeks to see the critically acclaimed exhibition Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity and learn how the Greeks and Romans perceived both the known and unknown worlds. Combining ancient artifacts ...

News: The Achelis Foundation Supports ISAW Public Programs

by dd102@nyu.edu Dec 05, 2013

The Achelis Foundation has awarded the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World a generous grant to support our broad range of public programming. This grant enables ISAW to bring in scholars from around the world as well as ...

Seventh Leon Levy Lecture Held on November 7

News: Seventh Leon Levy Lecture Held on November 7

by Kathryn Lawson Dec 04, 2013

The Seventh Annual Leon Levy Lecture was presented on Thursday, November 7 to a packed room of students, scholars, and the interested ...

News: Proceedings of Comparative Demonology Conference at ISAW Published

by Kathryn Lawson Nov 13, 2013

The proceedings of the ISAW conference Evil Spirits, Monsters and Benevolent Protectors: Demonology in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, organized by visiting research scholar Rita Lucarelli in 2012, have now been published in Volume 14 (Issue 1, Sept. 2013) of Archiv ...

News: ISAW Now Accepting Visiting Research Scholar Applications for 2014-15

by Kathryn Lawson Sep 05, 2013

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 9 appointments of visiting research scholars. ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World ...

Job: Senior Digital Humanities Web Developer/Architect

by Tom Elliott Aug 27, 2013

ISAW is seeking a full-time Senior Digital Humanities Web Developer/Architect. The job description and application instructions may be reached via the available staff positions page. ...

Sabine Huebner's book published by Cambridge University Press

News: Sabine Huebner's book published by Cambridge University Press

by Roger Bagnall Aug 26, 2013

Sabine Huebner's book The Family in Roman Egypt has been published by Cambridge University Press. The Family in Roman Egypt: A Comparative Approach to Intergenerational Solidarity and Conflict, by Sabine Huebner, has been published by Cambridge University Press. The book explores such topics as parent-child obligations, residence patterns, adoption, and old age. Part ...

Job: IT Support Analyst

by Tom Elliott Aug 15, 2013

ISAW is seeking a full-time IT Support Analyst. The job description and application instructions are available via the available staff positions page. ...

Amheida Database now Open Access

News: Amheida Database now Open Access

by Tom Elliott Aug 02, 2013

The database of ISAW’s excavations at Amheida (ancient Trimithis, in Egypt’s Dakhla Oasis), is now open to public use at www.amheida.com. Electronic versions of the volumes of the series Amheida will soon be ...

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 ...