Prof. Jacob Lauinger Granted Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

We are pleased to announce that Professor Jacob Lauinger has been granted a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award ($49,720), designed to support the promising research and creative endeavors of early career faculty. Prof. Lauinger is the only humanities professor in the 2015-2016 cohort to receive this award.

His project is: “Cuneiform from Canaan: Lemmatization, Annotation, and Electronic Publication of the Canaanite Cuneiform Texts from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt.”

The project aims to tag the linguistic and extra-linguistic data of the Amarna letters sent by the Canaanite kings and to produce fully searchable online editions of these letters within the Oracc workspace. The award will enable Prof. Lauinger to hire a postdoctoral research associate to assist in this work for the 2015-2016 academic year.