The Mellon workshop, established by a grant from the Andrew Mellon
(Distributed June 18, 2012)
Foundation, is awarded to graduate students in the Humanities.
Typically Brown awards only five graduate workshops each year. The
workshop is intended to both provide a means by which to facilitate
dissertation completion and to foster communication across disciplines
within the academy. Each group is encouraged to bring visitors to
campus who will enable their participants to refine their writing and
promote new depths of understanding in their work. On a more regular
basis, the groups serve as forums to discuss their participants’
writing and explore topics of mutual interest, thus fostering an
environment of collaboration and intellectual exchange.
Julia's workshop is entitled "Local Religious Practice in the Ancient
World." In her proposal, she writes of the motivations and