All ISAW Publications

Individual articles appearing in our journal ISAW Papers are listed on a separate page.

'Ain el-Gedida

The fourth volume in the Amheida series presents results of the excavations at ‘Ain el-Gedida, a fourth-century rural settlement in Egypt's Dakleh Oasis uniquely important for the study of early Egyptian Christianity and previously known only from written sources.

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A Late Romano-Egyptian House in Dakhla Oasis

This second volume in the Amheida series addresses the architecture, artifacts and ecofacts recovered from Amheida House B2 in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis in a holistic manner, which has rarely before been attempted in a full report on the excavation of a Romano-Egyptian house.

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Aksum and Nubia

This volume breaks new ground in the history of late antique North East Africa by assembling and analyzing the textual and archaeological evidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth century CE.

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An Oasis City

This book provides an accessible and richly illustrated presentation of Amheida, a well-preserved, ancient oasis city in Egypt's Western Desert as revealed by a decade of archaeological investigation.

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Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

This work upends prior scholarly consensus, identifying and analyzing real scientific themes in earlier Judaism and drawing attention especially to scientific activity evident in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha.

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Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL)

AWDL is an initiative of the ISAW Library in collaboration with NYU's Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) and other partners. AWDL identifies, collects, curates, and provides access to a broad range of scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world.

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Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB)

An early experiment in the archiving and disseminating free digital images of sites and objects from the ancient world, AWIB currently distributes over 3,000 open-licensed images via the Flickr photo-sharing website.

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Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā

The Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā is a publication of the École française d'Extrême-Orient, realized in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. This project aims recover, preserve, study and make accessible the corpus of inscriptions of ancient Campā (in present Việt Nam), written either in Sanskrit or in Old Cam.

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Designing Identity

Catalogue of the exhibition "Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity" on view at ISAW February 25 - May 22, 2016.

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Digital Central Asian Archaeology (DCAA) Collection

DCAA is a digital archive and library of Soviet-era and later archaeological reports, surveys, and scholarship on Central Asia that currently contains contains 977 downloadable publications.

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Edge of Empires

Catalogue of the exhibition "Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos" on view at ISAW September 23, 2011 – January 8, 2012.

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From Ancient to Modern

Catalogue of the exhibition "From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics" on view at ISAW February 12, 2015 - June 7, 2015.

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Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna

The graffiti published in this richly-illustrated volume were discovered during an excavation of the Roman basilica in the Ancient Greek city of Smyrna, known today as Izmir, which is situated on the Aegean coast of modern Turkey.

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Hymn to Apollo

Catalogue of the exhibition "Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes" on view at ISAW March 6 – June 2, 2019.

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ISAW Newsletters

The Institute has issued hard-copy newsletters 2-3 times a year since December 2008 in order to publicize major events, research projects, program changes, and other news.

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Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology

The Journal is devoted to the ancient and medieval cultures of the vast area traversed by the “silk roads.” Stretching from the Iranian world into China and from the Russian steppes to northwestern India, the territory today includes Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and regions within the People’s Republic of China.

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Library Blog

The ISAW Library has its own blog through which they publicize library-related events, acquisitions, projects, and team-member achievements. It has been in operation since 2014.

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Masters of Fire

Catalogue of the exhibition "Masters of Fire: Copper Age Art from Israel" on view at ISAW February 13, 2014 - June 8, 2014.

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Mathematics, Metrology, and Model Contracts

The editors present the first full scholarly edition of a late antique codex that contains mathematical problems, metrological tables, and model contracts. It was evidently a textbook for training business agents and similar professionals.

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News Blog

Our blog has been covering events, achievements, and other community and institutional news since 2010.

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Nomads and Networks

Catalogue of the exhibition "Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan" on view at ISAW March 7 - June 3, 2012.

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Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

A joint project of the American Numismatic Society and ISAW, OCRE is a digital corpus of the coinage of the Roman Empire. At present, you can browse or search to find all coin types from Augustus to Hadrian (27 BC – AD 138), and links to examples present in the ANS collection.

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Ostraka from Trimithis 1

This first volume in the Amheida series presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during NYU’s excavations at this ancient site in Egypt's Western Desert.

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Ostraka from Trimithis 2

This third volume in the Amheida series adds 491 more ostraka to the growing corpus of primary texts from the site.

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Papyri.info

Led by the Duke University Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3) in collaboration with ISAW and other projects and institutions around the world, Papyri.info brings together images, texts, translations and descriptions of ancient documents preserved on papyrus paper, pottery sherds, and similar materials.

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Pleiades

A joint project of ISAW and the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about over 36,000 ancient places and spaces (and growing).

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Restoring the Minoans

Catalogue of the exhibition "Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans" on view at ISAW October 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

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Romance and Reason

Catalogue of the exhibition "Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past" on view at ISAW February 14, 2018 – May 13, 2018.

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The AWOL Index

This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. Its content has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online, a blog authored since 2009 by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University.

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The Berthouville Silver Treasure and Roman Luxury

Catalogue of an exhibition that originated at the Getty Villa in 2014 and was subsequently restructured and presented at at ISAW October 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019 under the title: "Devotion and Decadence."

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The Eye of the Shah

Catalogue of the exhibition "The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past" on view at ISAW October 22, 2015-January 17, 2016.

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The Origins of Monsters

Originally presented as the 2011 Rostovtzeff Lectures at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, David Wengrow's book examines the reasons behind the dissemination of monstrous imagery in ancient states and empires.

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The Political Machine

Originally presented as the 2013 Rostovtzeff Lectures at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Adam T. Smith's book investigates the essential role that material culture plays in the practices and maintenance of political sovereignty.

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The rise of Coptic

Originally presented as the 2017 Rostovtzeff Lectures at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Jean-Luc Fournet's book sheds new light on the role of monasticism in the growing use of Coptic in Egypt before the Arab conquest.

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Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Catalogue of the exhibition "Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity" on view at ISAW October 19, 2016 - April 23, 2017.

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When the Greeks Ruled Egypt

Catalogue for the exhibition "When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra" on view at ISAW October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

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