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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.

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 ...

News: Fourth Century Papyrus Fragment Refers to the Wife of Jesus

by Kathryn Lawson Sep 19, 2012

Roger Bagnall, director of ISAW, was one of two papyrologists asked to examine the fourth century papyrus fragment recently identified by Karen L. King, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. Written in Coptic and only 4 by 8 centimeters, ...

Heath, Elliott, Muccigrosso Published in Information Standards Quarterly

News: Heath, Elliott, Muccigrosso Published in Information Standards Quarterly

by Tom Elliott Sep 11, 2012

The following article has just been published and is available online: Elliott, Thomas, Sebastian Heath, and John Muccigrosso, "Report on the Linked Ancient World Data Institute," Information Standards Quarterly, 2012 Spring/Summer, 24(2/3): 43-45 [  ...

Conference on the Reception of Antiquity

News: Conference on the Reception of Antiquity

by Tom Elliott Aug 23, 2012

ISAW is delighted to announce a one-day, public conference entitled The Reception of Antiquity: China and Europe, which will begin on Friday, 28 September 2012 at the Institute. Due to space limitations, RSVP is required via email to isaw@nyu.edu. Complete ...

News: Student IT Support Jobs at ISAW

by Tom Elliott Aug 21, 2012

ISAW is seeking current NYU students for part-time work as "IT Support Wizards" for the coming academic year. Eligible NYU students can view the job description and apply online via the NYU CareerNet system offered by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development ...

News: ISAW Now Accepting VRS Applications for 2013-14

by Kathryn Lawson Aug 20, 2012

ISAW is now accepting applications for its Visiting Research Scholar program. Positions are available for two-year visiting assistant professors, one-year visiting research scholars (full or partial funding) and postdoctoral scholars with their ...

News: New Bulletin of Online Emendations to Papyri

by Tom Elliott Aug 07, 2012

James Cowey and Rodney Ast (Institut für Papyrologie, Universität Heidelberg) have just issued the second number in their series "Bulletin of Online Emendations to Papyri." The bulletin, which is freely available online in PDF format, lists ...

Fiona Kidd Receives Curatorial Appointment at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

News: Fiona Kidd Receives Curatorial Appointment at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Kathryn Lawson Jul 30, 2012

ISAW is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Kidd (ISAW Visiting Research Scholar 2011-12) as Assistant Curator in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning September 4, 2012. ...

New Images: Marea, Alezio

New Images: Marea, Alezio

by Tom Elliott Jul 26, 2012

Newly added to the Ancient World Image Bank group photo pool on Flickr: ...

New Online Resource for Roman Coins: OCRE

New Online Resource for Roman Coins: OCRE

by Tom Elliott Jul 19, 2012

On the 17th of July, the American Numismatic Society announced the launch of Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), a major new tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of ...

New Images: The Serapeum of Alexandria

by Tom Elliott Jul 18, 2012

Twenty new, open-access images have been added to the Ancient World Image Bank. ...

New ISAW Faculty Appointment for Spring 2013

News: New ISAW Faculty Appointment for Spring 2013

by Kathryn Lawson Jul 13, 2012

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel T. Potts as Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History, effective January 2013. Dr. Potts comes to us from the University ...

News: ISAW announces Visiting Research Scholars for 2012-13

by Kathryn Lawson Jun 19, 2012

ISAW is pleased to announce the research scholar roster for 2012-13. 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 ...