ISAW Announces 2017-18 Visiting Research Scholars

By Marc LeBlanc

ISAW is pleased to announce its roster of visiting research scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Each scholar will work on a research project (listed below), participate in ISAW seminars, and present a public lecture during his or her time at ISAW. Please join us in welcoming these scholars to our community!

One-Year Visiting Research Scholars

Marta Ameri (Colby College)
Miniature Arts of the Harappan World: Seals, Sealing and Tablets as Small Windows onto the Indus Valley Civilization

David Levene (New York University, Classics)
Livy: The Fragments and Periochae. Text and Commentary

Eva von Dassow (University of Minnesota)
Toward a New History of the Ancient Near East

Martin Worthington (University of Cambridge)
Interpreting the Minor Masterpieces of Mesopotamian Literature

Zhan Zhang (Ph.D., Harvard University)
Khotan as Seen by Khotanese: A Documentary History of Khotan During the Sixth to the Ninth Centuries 

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professors

Emily Cole (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) - continuing
Translation on Display: Multilingual Monuments in Ptolemaic Egypt

J. Andrew Dufton (Ph.D., Brown University)
Works in Progress: Regional Trends and Grassroots Developments in the Cities of Roman North Africa 

Yitzchak Jaffe (Ph.D., Harvard University) continuing
Rediscovering the Multi­ethnic & Multi-cultural Origins of Chinese Civilization

Stephanie Rost (Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook)
Ancient State Economies: A Case Study of the Umma Province of the Ur III State (2112-2004 B.C.)