Peter Manuelian was recently awarded a an National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the amount of $300,000. The grant is from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources division. The project title is The Giza Project: Consolidated Archaeological Reference Database -- the project is the creation of an integrated database of archaeological data from excavations at the Egyptian site of Giza, distributed across ten institutions in the United States, Europe, and Egypt, representing some 170,000 digital files.
On Oct. 29, 2013 Peter Manuelian gave the keynote address at Digital Heritage 2013 International conference, Marseille, (http://digitalheritage2013.org). The title of his talk was “Giza 3D: Digital Archaeology and Scholarly Access to the Giza Pyramids.”
Professor Manuelian became director of the Harvard Semitic Museum in mid-2013. See story here. Renovations and rearrangements of the galleries are already underway.
Planning is underway for a small exhibition on the Harvard Campus of the archaeological and epigraphic artwork created by the students of Anthropology 2022: “Picturing the Past; An Introduction to Digital Epigraphy” (fall semester 2013).
The Giza Project, a non-profit international initiative based at Harvard University, assembles information about all the archaeological activity at the most famous site in the world: the Giza Pyramids and surrounding cemeteries and settlements (3rd millennium BCE to present). Using digital archaeology, the Project unites diverse documentation to produce powerful online and traditional academic research tools and new teaching technologies. It presents academic information about Giza at all levels of expertise for the world community and strives to provide a model of archaeological information management. Websites: http://www.gizapyramids.org, http://giza.3ds.com (works best on PCs; Macs require Firefox in 32 bit mode)
A monograph series called “Harvard Egyptological Studies.” Volume 1 should be appearing in 2014.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard University have recently renewed their historic partnership to make the archaeological legacy of the Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition at the Giza Pyramids more accessible to researchers worldwide.