2002-2003 Fellows & Projects

Annual Professor:

David E. Aune (University of Notre Dame), “Text and Commentary on the Testament of Solomon

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows:

Franak Hilloowala (Mesa Southwest Museum), “An Examination of the Khirbat al-Mafjar Artifacts at the Rockefeller Museum for the Purpose of Providing Updated Interpretive Text for the Museum Exhibit”

Tom McCollough (Centre College),“Final Report, Field II” (Roman Theater), University of South Florida, Excavations at Sepphoris”

George A. Barton Fellow:

Issa Sarie’ (Al-Quds University / Hebrew University), “Paleodiet and Bio-Cultural Practices of Neolithic Ain Ghazal Inhabitants in Jordan”

Samuel H. Kress Fellow

Carolina A. Aznar (Harvard University), “Decorative Patterns of Phoenician Pottery and their Significance for the Study of Trade Relations in the Southern Levant during Iron Age II (1,000-600 B.C.E.)”

Samuel H. Kress Joint Athens/Jerusalem Fellow:

Kära Schenk (Johns Hopkins University), “The Dura-Europos Synagogue Frescoes: Priestly Patronage and the Image of the Temple”

Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fellows:

Andrew Gross (New York University), “Land Tenure in Palestine in the 1st-2nd Centuries CE”

Christopher MacEvitt (Princeton University), “Crusaders and Local Christian Communities, 1097-1187”

Laura Mazow (University of Arizona), “Competing Material Culture, Philistine Settlement at Iron I Ekron”

James A. Montgomery Fellow / Ernest S. Frerichs Program Coordinator:

Benjamin Saidel (University of Arizona), “Ethnoarchaeological Investigations of Bedouin Settlements: The Hajar House Revisited”

Andrew W. Mellon Fellows:

Tibor Grull (Saint Paul Academy, Budapest, Hungary), “Jewish Epigraphy in the Roman Age”

Piotr Muchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznon, Poland), “Qumran Orthography in Diachronic Perspective”

Svetozara Georgieva Ratseva-Hristova (University of Veliko,Turnovo, Bulgaria), “‘Holy Mary in Passion’ – Origin and Semantics in the Context of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Image Traditions”

Mihail Zahariade (University of Lower Danube, Galatzi, Romania), “Rome and Persia: Propaganda Diplomacy and War in the Middle East between A.D. 280-300”