ISAW News Blog

  • Karen Rubinson (Research Associate, ISAW) participates in "Technology, Art and Archaeology – Contacts between East and West in Ancient Gold" conference in Xi’an, China

    Karen Rubinson (Research Associate, ISAW) participates in "Technology, Art and Archaeology – Contacts between East and West in Ancient Gold" conference in Xi’an, China

    Karen Rubinson recently participated in an international conference in Xi’an, China: Technology, Art and Archaeology – Contacts between East and West in Ancient Gold, sponsored by the Material Science and Archaeology Research Center of Northwestern Polytechnic University, organized by Dr. Yan Liu, a Center faculty member.
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  • New ISAW Exhibition: A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate

    New ISAW Exhibition: A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate

    Built by King Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 604-562 BCE), excavated by German archaeologists and partially re-created at the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin in the early 20th century, the Ishtar Gate has become an icon of ancient architectural achievement. A Wonder to Behold approaches this well-known monument from a fresh perspective: featuring a process-oriented exploration of the gateway’s creation, this exhibition will focus on the role of craftspeople and the magic of materials in ancient Middle Eastern life.
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  • Dan Potts Announced as Speaker for The Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series

    Dan Potts Announced as Speaker for The Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series

    Prof. Dan Potts will deliver the Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series at the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World (UCLA) in March 2020. Supported by a perpetual endowment to UCLA, and inspired by the Quatre Leçons au Collège de France, the Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series serves to promote scholarship in the field of ancient Iranian studies by enabling distinguished members of the academy to present a series of four or five lectures reflecting new perspectives and advances within the wider field of Iranian Studies. The proceedings of the Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series are published as monographs and supported by the lecture series’ endowment. The title of Prof. Potts’ series is ‘Kinship and society in ancient Iran.’
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  • ISAW Is Now Accepting Applications for 2020-21 Visiting Scholar Program

    ISAW Is Now Accepting Applications for 2020-21 Visiting Scholar Program

    ISAW is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Visiting Research Scholar program. Applicants for visiting scholar positions should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Scholars with a history of interdisciplinary exchange and scholars whose academic interests include parts of the ancient Old World that are often underrepresented in traditional academic departments, including Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, are especially welcome to apply. Visiting scholars are expected to undertake research projects connected with ISAW's core academic mission, to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed, to take part in the intellectual life of the community, to participate in ISAW seminars, and to give a public lecture on their research at ISAW.
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  • ISAW Is Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Enrollment in PhD Program

    ISAW Is Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Enrollment in PhD Program

    ISAW is now accepting applications for fall 2020 admission to its Doctoral Program in the Ancient World via the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science application portal. ISAW's recommended application deadline is December 18th, and the final deadline is January 4th. Prospective students are invited to visit ISAW on October 21st for an Open House that includes an information session about the doctoral program, a tour of the building and library, meetings with faculty and current students, and sessions on archaeology, digital humanities, and exhibitions at ISAW.
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  • Hellenistic finds from ISAW’S Excavations at Niğde Kınık Höyük, Turkey

    Hellenistic finds from ISAW’S Excavations at Niğde Kınık Höyük, Turkey

    With the closing of the 2019 excavation season at the site of Niğde Kınık Höyük, the most recent results on the Late Hellenistic occupation of the site are quite impressive and we would like to share them with the ISAW community and the public.
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  • ISAW Director Alexander Jones Receives 2019 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities

    ISAW Director Alexander Jones Receives 2019 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities

    Alexander Jones, Professor of History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity and Leon Levy Director of ISAW, was recently awarded the American Philosophical Society’s 2019 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities in recognition of his paper “‘Like Opening a Pyramid and Finding an Atomic Bomb’: Derek de Solla Price and the Antikythera Mechanism.”
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  • ISAW Alumna Irene Soto Marín to Lead New Research Project at University of Basel

    ISAW Alumna Irene Soto Marín to Lead New Research Project at University of Basel

    The Department of Ancient History at the University of Basel has just announced the new project “Nomisma: Measuring Monetary Integration in the Late Roman Empire," led by ISAW alum Dr. Irene Soto Marín and funded by the Forschungsfonds Nachwuchsforschende of the University of Basel.
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  • Prof. Daniel T. Potts honored by Indiana University

    Prof. Daniel T. Potts honored by Indiana University

    Prof. Daniel T. Potts was recently honored by Indiana University as the Program in Ancient Studies - Spring 2019 Distinguished Lecturer and as the 2019 Jean and Denis Sinor Faculty Fellow. On April 8th he presented "A walk with the water buffalo: Zoological peregrinations from the Indus Valley to Mesopotamia" as part of the Ancient Studies Distinguished Lecturer Series. On April 9th he presented his lecture “Horse and Pasture in Pre-Islamic Iran” as part of their Jean and Denis Sinor Faculty Fellowship Lecture series.
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