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NEH Grant to Professor Matthew Rutz (click here for full view)

NEH grant will enable Brown researcher to digitally preserve Syrian tablets 

With ancient documents threatened by modern-day conflict in Syria, Matthew Rutz’s project will make the text of more than 1,800 cuneiform tablets available digitally. 

(Distributed May 18, 2018)

E&A 2nd Annual Neugebauer Lecture: Prof. Mathieu Ossendriver (click here for full text)

We are pleased to announce that Professor Mathieu Ossendrijver (Humboldt University, Berlin) will present the second Annual Otto Neugebauer Lecture in the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, titled "Chaldeans on the Nile. New evidence for the transmission of Babylonian astronomy to Egypt."  Please join the Department of Egyptology & Assyriology for this talk at 5 PM in Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Roberts Ctr, 75 Waterman St on Monday, April 9.  Refreshments follow.

(Distributed April 5, 2018)

Congratulations to Professor Laurel Bestock

Please join us in congratulating Professor Laurel Bestock, recipient of the John Rowe Workman Award in Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities, 2018.  The award recognizes Brown faculty for "sustained and continued excellence in teaching".  Of course we all know she is an outstanding educator and we are very happy that Professor Bestock is here, and that her significant abilities and contributions are realized.  Congratulations, Professor!

(Distributed April 3, 2018)

PhD '15 Kathryn Howley Appointed to Tenure Track Position

We are pleased to share the news that Kathryn Howley, PhD'15, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Art and Architecture in Ancient Egypt at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.  Congratulations, Kathryn, we look forward to seeing you either in NY or back for a visit at Brown!

(Distributed April 3, 2018)
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