2019-2020 Fellows

Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professors:

Bruno CallegherUniversity of Trieste, “The Lost Coins and the Economy of Khirbet Qumran”

Edna SternIsrael Antiquities Authority, “Venetian Merchants in the Holy Land (Southern Bilād al-Shām) during Mamluk and Early Ottoman Rule”

Frerichs Annual Professor:

J.P. Dessel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “Rural Elites and Their Villages in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I”

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows:

Hannah RingheimUniversity of Edinburgh, “Merchants, Mercenaries and Migrants: Early Greeks and the Levant”

Emma WassermanRutgers University, “Beyond Monotheism: Early Christian Myths and Economies of Religious Exchange”

Ann ZimoUniversity of New Hampshire, “Bell Towers and Minarets: The Soundscape of the Levant in the Age of the Crusades”

Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fellows:

Rachel Bernstein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “Tel Masos and East Syrian Monasticism as Part of the Negev’s Monastic Diversity”

Jill Joshowitz, New York University, “From Patriarchs to Prophets: The Art of Biblical Figures in the Late Antique Synagogue”

George A. Barton Fellow:

Diklah Zohar, Independent Scholar, “Islamic-Christian Artistic Exchange: The Mosaics of Khirbet el Mafjar near Jericho as a Case Study”

Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellow:

Elise FriedlandGeorge Washington University, “Sculptures of Roman and Byzantine Beth Shean/Scythopolis”

Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellow:

Raashid GoyalCornell University, “The Construction of Islamic Law: Compositional Analyses of Legal Traditions”

Marcia and Oded Borowski Research Fellow:

Kathleen ForsteBoston University, “An Archaeobotanical Investigation of Early Islamic Agricultural Economy in the Levant”

Glassman Holland Research Fellow:

Hannah Parow-Souchon, LVR Office for Heritage Management in the Rhineland, “Carinated Technology in the Levantine Aurignacian”

ASOR’s William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars:

Lisa CleathGeorge Fox University

Johns Hopkins University-AIAR Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship:

Luc Renaux, Johns Hopkins University