Recent Faculty Activity

Department Chair Khaled El-Rouayheb publishes new book, "The Development of Arabic Logic 1200-1800"

James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History and Chair of the Department Khaled El-Rouayheb has recently published a major (even monumental) contribution to the field, titled "The Development of Arabic Logic 1200-1800" and published by Schwabe.

Congratulations, Khaled!

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Gojko Barjamovic Featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and More

Gojko Barjamovic and colaborators Thomas Chaney, Kerem A. Cosar, and Ali Hortacsu, developed an algorithm based on trade data from 12,000 ancient clay tablets. The results help corroborate the historical location of 11 lost Bronze Age cities.

“In a rare example of collaboration across disciplines, we use a theory-based quantitative method from economics to inform this quest in the field...

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Peter Manuelian awarded Rothenberg and Provostial research funds

 

Ann and Jim Rothenberg Fund for Humanities Research Grant
Nov. 2016: awarded $5,000
Project: “Harvard and Egyptian Archaeology: The Lost Ashton Sanborn Papers” Part 2
Peter Der Manuelian, NELC/Anthropology, Harvard Semitic Museum

Abstract: Recent discovery of the dig letters of HU–MFA Expedition staff member Ashton Sanborn in the Schlesinger Library has provided a treasure trove of archaeological data unknown to the scholarly world. Great progress has been made over the past six months, thanks to a spring 2016 Rothenberg grant, in scanning and...

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Peter Manuelian awarded a Barajas Dean's Innovation Fund grant

His proposal Digital Epigraphy: A New Approach to Documenting Art and Archaeology is in support of Peter's Egyptian 200 class (fall 2016). The class is a graduate level course in the reading of primary Egyptian texts. This semester features readings in Old Egyptian, along with basic training in digital epigraphy.

The amount of the award is $10,762. More information on the Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund for Digital Arts and Humanities may be found here.

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