A ‘tangible dimension’: Learning by making, listening, and tasting
Gojko Barjamovic, Lecturer on Assyriology, increases student learning in ANE 103 Ancient Lives by designing activities to engage students’ full range of senses. “To convince people to commit a semester of study to ancient history, you have to make it meaningful."
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.
Eleven faculty members have been awarded 2016 Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships for their outstanding publications, among them NELC's own Khaled El-Rouayheb, the James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History.
Peter Manuelian, Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology, received a $6,000 grant from the Anne and Jim Rothenberg Fund for Humanities Research. His project "Harvard and Egyptian Archaeology: The Ashton Sanborn Papers", will process a Harvard-MFA Expedition Egyptologist’s letters currently housed in Schlesinger Library. Read more about Peter Manuelian received a grant from the Rothenberg Fund
The love of God is perhaps the most essential element in Judaism—but also one of the most confounding. In biblical and rabbinic literature, the obligation to love God appears as a formal commandment. Yet most people today think of love as a feeling. How can an emotion be commanded? Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, recently took the time to answer questions about his new book, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism. Read more about Professor Jon Levenson published a new book "The Love of God"
Students in ANE 103, through music and taste connected with the ancients. Barjamovic, a lecturer on Assyriology and instructor for Ancient Lives noted that the class demonstration with the musical instrument replicas sent a clear message that “music is one of the baselines of human existence. There isn’t a culture on this planet that doesn’t have music, and here we have the chance to hear a piece of it over a distance of 3,500 years.” Read more about NELC course Ancient Near East 103 in Harvard Gazette: watch video