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

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 ...

News: New Book from VRS Alum Mathieu Ossendrijver

by Kathryn Lawson May 07, 2012

Mathieu Ossendrijver, one of ISAW's visiting research scholars in 2010-11, has published a new book entitled Babylonian Mathematical Astronomy: Procedure Texts, part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences series from Springer. ...

News: 'Influential Neighbors' in the Wall Street Journal

by Diane Bennett May 01, 2012

Melik Kaylan writes in the Wall Street Journal for 1 May 2012 concerning ISAW's Nomads and Networks exhibition, as follows: ...

News: Wu Hung Elected to American Philosophical Society

by Diane Bennett Apr 23, 2012

ISAW Senior Fellow Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and ISAW Advisory Committee member, has been elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society. His research interests include relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory, and political discourses in early Chinese art. He also serves as Director for the Center for the Art of East ...

ISAW Makes New Faculty Appointment

News: ISAW Makes New Faculty Appointment

by Kathryn Lawson Jan 12, 2012

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert G. Hoyland as Professor of Late Antique and Early Islamic Middle Eastern History. ...

News: New Book from VRS Alum Anne Porter

by Kathryn Lawson Mar 30, 2012

Anne Porter, one of ISAW's visiting research scholars in 2007-08, has announced the publication of her new book, Mobile Pastoralism and the Formation of Near Eastern Civilizations, by Cambridge University Press. Much of the research was undertaken during Dr. Porter's ...

ISAW Newsletter 6 Now Available

News: ISAW Newsletter 6 Now Available

by wls3@nyu.edu Feb 29, 2012

The Spring 2012 issue of ISAW’s newsletter is now available.  Issue 6 includes a preview of the Nomads and Networks exhibition, publications and research updates from the ISAW community, and event listings for Spring 2012 and beyond.  To ...

News: New exhibition on inflation opening March 30 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

by Kathryn Lawson Mar 14, 2012

The American Numismatic Society will open a new exhibition on Signs of Inflation at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York on March 30, 2012. Organized by Gilles Bransbourg, ANS Assistant Roman Curator and ISAW Research Associate, the exhibition displays ...

New Book: From the Ptolemies to the Romans

New Book: From the Ptolemies to the Romans

by Tom Elliott Mar 05, 2012

Cambridge University Press has just published From the Ptolemies to the Romans: Political and economic change in Egypt, by Andrew Monson, Assistant Professor of Classics at NYU and an affiliated faculty member at ISAW. ...

A Hellenistic astrologer's board from Croatia

News: A Hellenistic astrologer's board from Croatia

by Alexander Jones Jan 19, 2012

In a paper just published in the Journal for the History of Astronomy, Stašo Forenbaher (Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb) and Alexander Jones (ISAW) announce the discovery of ivory fragments of a Hellenistic astrologer's board in ...

News: Apply now for linked ancient world data institute

by Tom Elliott Jan 12, 2012

ISAW will host the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) from May 31st to June 2nd, 2012 in New York City. Applications are due 17 February 2012. ...

News: ISAW launches open-access journal

by Tom Elliott Dec 15, 2011

The first article in ISAW Papers hit the web yesterday. ISAW is happy to announce the launch of ISAW Papers, an open-content scholarly journal that publishes article-length works on any topic within the scope of ISAW's scholarly research. The first paper has just been published: " ...

News: New Book from VRS Alumnus Oleksandr Symonenko

by Kathryn Lawson Nov 21, 2011

Oleksandr V. Symonenko, ISAW Visiting Research Scholar 2009-10, has just published a new book in Russian entitled The Roman Import from the North Pontic Sarmatians (St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Philology Press, 2011). Dr. Symonenko is the ...

New book: an Egyptian tax register

by Roger Bagnall Nov 19, 2011

A newly-published tax register from the Egyptian village of Temseu Skordon gives a rare look into the economic and social structure of a rural community in the sixth century CE. The tax account occupies more than 50 pages of a codex in the British Library, long known but never published. Its more than 1500 lines give us the names of landowners and the amounts of money they paid for the ...

News: All Roads Lead to (Ancient) Rome

by Kathryn Lawson Nov 10, 2011

Gilles Bransbourg, an ISAW Research Associate and Assistant Roman Curator at the American Numismatic Society, has written an article published in the current edition of Newsweek Magazine on what Ancient Rome can teach us about the current debt crisis and ...

Deborah Klimburg-Salter to Give Lecture at ISAW

News: Deborah Klimburg-Salter to Give Lecture at ISAW

by Kathryn Lawson Nov 03, 2011

Dr. Deborah Klimburg-Salter is Professor for Asian Art History at the Institute for Art History, University of Vienna. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Oxford, The Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes, and ...