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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...