M Geoga Best Student PaperThe Department of Egyptology and Assyriology is very pleased to announce that Margaret (Maggie) Geoga has been awarded the Best Student Paper at the 2019 Annual American Research Center in Egypt conference. We are not surprised, but definitely proud of you, Maggie! Congratulations.
We are delighted to share the news that second year graduate student Sara Mohr has been awarded funding for her work on 3D modeling of cuneiform tablets. The competition was organized by Digital Hammurabi, which was created to provide funding for current PhD students working on Ancient Near East-related topics. All of the applicants were interviewed live on YouTube and contributors were able to vote on who they wanted to receive support. At the end of the coming summer Sara will make a video for Digital Hammurabi to show the results of her award in the work she has done.
We invite you to join a diverse range of scholars reviewing the reception, use, and misuse of the Ancient Near East in early modern art, literature, scholarship, and politics. Fourteen speakers will explore the ways that the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, and Persia were imagined and their history constructed by scholars, artists, and writers during the early modern period (ca. 1600–1800) – and the political and social uses that they were put to.