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Sara Milstein Receives Award for Book, “Tracking the Master Scribe”

Sara Milstein Receives Award for Book, “Tracking the Master Scribe”

Image: Dr. Sara Milstein, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near Eastern Studies, received the Frank Moore Cross Award at the meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research last week in Boston for her book Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature (Oxford UP, 2016). This award is […]

Lisa Cooper runner-up for British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Award

Lisa Cooper runner-up for British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Award

  Dr. Lisa Cooper, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, has just been awarded the runner-up book award prize from the British-Kuwait Friendship Society for her book In Search of Kings and Conquerors: Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2016). The prize is awarded annually to the best scholarly book on the Middle […]

Emma Ramsden (MA ACRE) a Highly Commended Entrant in the Undergraduate Awards

One of our new students in the MA in Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity, Emma Ramsden, has had her paper, “Which Witch is Which: Understanding the Use of the Roman Witch in the Early Imperial Period”, ranked in the top 10% of all submissions in the category of Classical Studies and Archaeology in the Undergraduate […]

New Publications from C.W. Marshall

New Publications from C.W. Marshall

Dr. C.W. (Toph) Marshall has just published a book, The Libation Bearers (Bloomsbury). In this introduction to the second play of Aeschylus’ trilogy, the Oresteia, Dr. Marshall draws on his expertise in performance to help readers understand the ancient audience’s experience of the text in performance and explores other themes of the play in their historical […]


“Hellenism, Hellenization, and Ancient Cultural Exchange” Hellenism, Hellenization, and ancient cultural exchange are a powerful trio.  Since the late 18th century, Hellenism has been regarded as the cornerstone of Western civilization, as the ancient Greeks were credited with creating the earliest recognizable forms of modernity, such as rationality, democracy, progress, philosophy, and art.  For this […]

Sara Milstein promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Sara Milstein has been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Sara’s scholarship is viewed by leading experts in the field as thought-provoking and innovative and we are fortunate to have her among our faculty. In addition, Sara is an award-winning teacher and a caring, contributing, department citizen.

Archaeology of Mithraism Oct 23-29 in Alba Iulia, Romania

Dr. Matthew McCarty, Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology, is on the organizing committee of an international conference on the Archaeology of Mithraism taking place this October 23-29 in Alba Iulia, Romania. Dr. McCarty has been involved in excavations at the Apulum Mithraeum III in Alba Iulia as well. Here is some information from the conference […]

Professor Katharine (Kat) Huemoeller gives the goods on the Ides of March

Listen to Professor Huemoeller talk to Chris Walker on Daybreak South about the Ides of March, that most fateful of political anniversaries: Daybreak South, March 15, 2017 (Dr. Heumoeller’s piece starts at about 11 minutes in)


RELG 475E/RELG 500B The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Modern Contexts An exploration of the Bible’s continued influence in today’s world, with attention to how and why the Bible continues to be recycled in so many different contexts.

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