Recent and Forthcoming Publications by ISAW Community Members

By Marc LeBlanc

As part of ISAW's commitment to making specialized research on the ancient world widely available to other academics and the public, we encourage our community members to publish their work in a variety of venues, including monographs, edited volumes, and journals. We are pleased to share this list of recent and forthcoming publications by our faculty, staff, visiting research scholars, senior fellows, research associates, students, and scholar alumni.

Multiple ISAW Community Members:

  • R.S. Bagnall, R. Casagrande-Kim, A. Ersoy, and C. Tanrıver, eds., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (New York: NYU Press, 2016).
  • A. Betts, M. Bonnat, F. KiddF. Grenet, S. Khashimov, G. Khodzhaniyazov, and M. Minardi, “Des divinités avestique sur les peintures murals d’Akchakhan-kala, Ouzbékistan,” Comptes Rendus des Seances de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (2015), pp. 1369-1396.
  • S. Goler, J.T. Yardley, A. Cacciola, A. Hagadorn, D. Ratzan, and R.S. Bagnall, “Characterizing the age of ancient Egyptian manuscripts through micro-Raman spectroscopy,” Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 47:10 (2016): 1185-1193.
  • N.F. Miller, R.N. Spengler, and M. Frachetti, “Millet Cultivation across Eurasia: Origins, Spread, and the Influence of Seasonal Climate,” The Holocene 26:10 (2016): 1566–1575.


Lorenzo d’Alfonso:

  • L. d'Alfonso, M.E. Gorrini, and C. Mora, “The Early Iron Age and the Hellenistic Period at Kınık Höyük, South Central Anatolia. Report of the 5th Campaign (2015),” Athenaeum 104:2 (2016): 598-612.
  • L. d'Alfonso and A. Payne, “The Palaeography of Anatolian Hieroglyphic: new perspectives,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 68 (2016): 107-127. 

Alexander Jones:

  • A. Jones, A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World (Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • A. Jones, ed., Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity (ISAW; Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016).
  • A. Jones, et al., The Inscriptions of the Antikythera Mechanism, a special issue of Almagest: International Journal for the History of Scientific Ideas, Vol. 7 No. 1 (2016).

Daniel Potts:

  • D.T. Potts, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran, corrected, paperback edition (Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • W. Floor and D.T. Potts, The island of Khark throughout the centuries (Washington, DC: Mage Publishers, 2017).

Research Associates:
Ogden Goelet:

  • O. Goelet, “Tomb Robberies in the Valley of the Kings,” in R.H. Wilkinson and K.R. Weeks, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 448-466.
  • O. Goelet and A. Oppenheim, eds., The Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt: Studies in Honor of Dorothea Arnold, a special issue of Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar , Vol. 19 (2015).

Sam Mirelman:

  • S. Mirelman, “Birds, Balaĝs and Snakes (K.4206+),” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 67 (2015): 169-186
  • S. Mirelman, “A New Manuscript of Lugal-e, Tablet IV,” IRAQ (forthcoming).
  • S. Mirelman and U. Gabbay, “Text and Performance: Tayyartu, ‘Repetition,’ in a Mīs Pî-type incantation and an Emesal prayer,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie (forthcoming).

Jonathan Valk:

  • J. Valk, “‘They Enjoy Syrup and Ghee at Tables of Silver and Gold’: Infant Loss in Ancient Mesopotamia,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 59:5 (2016): 695-749. 

VRS Alumni:

Mikheil Abramishvili (VRS 2008-2009):

  • M. Abramishvili, “Tin and Oil: Can We Foresee the Future through the Remote Past?,” in K.O. Weber, E. Hite, L. Khatchadourian, and A.T. Smith, eds., Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics: Rethinking Temporality and Community in Eurasian Archaeology (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016), pp.15-31.

Jonathan Ben-Dov (VRS 2010-2011):

  • J. Ben-Dov and L. Doering, eds., The Construction of Time in Antiquity. Ritual - Art – Identity (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • E. Ratzon and J. Ben-Dov, eds., “A Newly Reconstructed Calendrical Scroll in Cryptic Script from Qumran,” Journal of Biblical Literature (forthcoming).
  • J. Ben-Dov, “Justice and the City: A Reading of Amos 3:9-15,” Vetus Testamentum (forthcoming).

Jan Bremmer (VRS 2012-2013):

  • J. Bremmer, “Ancient Necromancy: Fact or Fiction?,” in K. Bielawski, ed., Mantic Perspectives – oracles, prophecy and performance (Gardzienice, Warsaw, Lublin: Ośrodek Praktyk Teatralnych ‘Gardzienice,’ 2016), pp. 119-141.
  • J. Bremmer, “The Birth of Paradise: to Early Christianity via Greece, Persia and Israel,” in A. Scafi, ed., The Cosmography of Paradise: The Other World from Ancient Mesopotamia to Medieval Europe (London: The Warburg Institute, 2016), pp. 10-30.
  • J. Bremmer, “Arthur Darby Nock’s Conversion (1933): a balance,” in J. Weitbrecht, W. Röcke and R. von Bernuth, eds., Zwischen Ereignis und Erzählung. Konversion als Medium der Selbstbeschreibung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2016), pp. 9-29.

Pam Crabtree (VRS Fall 2015, Affiliated Faculty):

  • P.J. Crabtree and P. Bogucki, eds., European Archaeology as Anthropology: Essays in Memory of Bernard Wailes (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2017).
  • P.J. Crabtree and D.V. Campana, “Class and ‘Romanization’ in Late Roman Egypt: Issues of identity and faunal remains from the site of Amheida in the Dakleh Oasis, Western Egypt,” in N. Marom, L. Weissbrod, R. Yeshurun, and G. Bar-Oz, eds., Bones and Identity: Zooarchaeological Approaches to Reconstructing Social and Cultural Landscapes in Southwest Asia (Oxford: Oxbow, 2016), pp. 293-302.
  • P.J. Crabtree, “Zooarchaeology in Oceania: a review,” Archaeology in Oceania 51 (2016): 1-6.
  • P.J. Crabtree, “Zooarchaeology at Medieval Ipswich: from ‘wic’ to regional market town,” in B. Jervis, L. Broderick, and I. Grau-Sologestoa, eds., Objects, Environment and Everyday Life in Medieval Europe (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2016), pp. 19-39.

Damián Fernández (VRS 2009-2010):

  • D. Fernández, “Property, Social Status, and Church Building in Visigothic Iberia,” Journal of Late Antiquity 9:2 (2016).

Sabine Huebner (VRS 2007-2008):

  • S.R. Huebner and G. Nathan, eds., Mediterranean Families in Antiquity: Households, Extended Families, and Domestic Space (Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016).

Judith Lerner (VRS 2010-2011, Research Associate):

  • J. Lerner, “Seals,” in U. Franke and M. Müller-Wiener, eds., Herat Through Time: The Collections of the Herat Museum and Archive (Ancient Herat 3; Berlin: Museum für Islamische Kunst, 2016), pp. 71-73.
  • J. Lerner, “Arthur Upham Pope and the Sasanians,” in Y. Kadoi, ed., Arthur Upham Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 166-229.
  • J. Lerner, “A Case of Synchronicity: Photography and Qajar Iran’s Discovery of Its Ancient Past,” in J. Chi, ed., The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past (ISAW; Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2015), pp. 158-177.

Franziska Naether (VRS 2015-2016):

  • M. Berti and F. Naether, eds., Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egyptology, Papyrology and beyond. Proceedings of a Conference and Workshop in Leipzig, November 4-6, 2015 (Leipzig 2016).

Mathieu Ossendrijver (VRS 2010-2011):

  • M. Ossendrijver, “Ancient Babylonian astronomers calculated Jupiter's position from the area under a time-velocity graph,” Science 351 (2016): 482-484.
  • M. Ossendrijver, “Conceptions of the Body in Mesopotamian Cosmology and Astral Science,” in T. Buchheim, D. Meissner, N. Wachsmann, eds., ΣΩΜΑ. Körperkonzepte und körperliche Existenz in der antiken Philosophie und Literatur (Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 2016), pp. 143-158.
  • M. Ossendrijver, “Translating Babylonian mathematical astronomy: Neugebauer and beyond,” in A. Jones, C. Proust, J.M. Steele, eds., A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (Cham: Springer, 2016), pp. 333-342. 

Francesca Rochberg (VRS 2013-2014, Senior Fellow):

  • F. Rochberg, Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Caroline Sauvage (VRS 2009-2010):

  • C. Sauvage and J. Smith, “Local and Regional Patterns of Textile Production in Late Bronze Age Cyprus,” in G. Bourogiannis and C. Muhlenboch, eds., Ancient Cyprus Today: Museum Collections and New Research (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Literature PB 184; Uppsala: Åströms förlag, 2016), pp. 195-205.
  • C. Sauvage, “The Development of Bronze Age Maritime Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in P. De Souza, ed., The Sea in History – The Ancient World (Boydell and Brewer, 2017), pp. 151-164.

Juan Manuel Tebes (VRS Summer 2015):

  • J.M. Tebes, “Quelques suggestions sur les toponymes 'édomites' du Cylindre Rassam (Prisme A) d’Assurbanipal,” NABU 2016:3 (2016): 127-130.
  • J.M. Tebes, “El arte rupestre y la emergencia de sociedades jerárquicas en los márgenes áridos del Levante meridional y el noroeste de Arabia a finales del 2do milenio a.C.,” in V. Aldazábal, et al., eds., Territorios, memoria e identidades. Actas de las IV Jornadas Multidisciplinarias, Buenos Aires, 4 y 5 de Noviembre de 2015 (Buenos Aires: IMHICIHU-CONICET, 2016), pp. 319-330.
  • J.M. Tebes, “The Kingdom of Edom?: A Critical Reappraisal of the Edomite State Model,” in I. Milevski and T.E. Levy, eds., Framing Archaeology in the Near East - The Application of Social Theory to Fieldwork. New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology (London: Equinox, 2016), pp. 113-122.