News & Announcements Archive

Art installation memorializes the thousands of lives lost at the U.S.-Mexico border

The 3,200 toe tags of Hostile Terrain 94 aim to “rehumanize” migrants who have died while crossing the Sonoran Desert Sanchita Balachandran, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, […]

Joy McCorriston And Michael J. Harrower Receive the 2022 Anna Marguerite McCann Award for Fieldwork Reports

The Archaeological Institute of America has selected Landscape Histories of Hadramawt: The Roots of Agriculture in Southern Arabia (RASA) Project 1998-2008 as the 2022 recipient of its Anna Marguerite McCann […]

Theodore Lewis receives 2021 Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible Award from the Biblical Archaeology Society

This is a monumental volume of over 1,100 pages, including over 200 pages of endnotes and 100 pages of bibliography. It contains a comprehensive discussion of most of the issues […]

Sanchita Balachandran named Supervisor of the Year 2021

From Homewood Student Affairs: Supervisors provide far more than basic training. They serve as mentors who build skills and advance technical knowledge, they support student career aspirations and foster professionalism, […]

Alphabetic writing may have begun 500 years earlier than believed

Inside Professor Glenn Schwatz’s mission to rewrite the history of writing.

Betsy Bryan part of mission unearthing a 3,000 year old city in Egypt

A 3,000-year-old “lost golden city” has been unearthed in the southern city of Luxor, a discovery that could be the most significant find in Egypt since the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamen, the archaeological mission said Thursday in a statement.

The Amarna Letters on Oracc

Jacob Lauinger and Tyler Yoder are pleased to announce the release of an initial set of 218 fully-lemmatized Amarna letters on Oracc. The goal of the project is to make […]

Tom Lippincott, Sharon Achinstein, and Jacob Lauinger receive 2021 IDIES Seed Funding Award

Their project, “An unsupervised neural framework for multi-modal literary and historical scholarship” has received a 2021 IDIES Seed Funding award.  Tom Lippincott in Computer Science is the project’s Principal Investigator […]

Now on YouTube – Finding an Ancient Town: Discovery and Excavation of Beta Samati (Ethiopia)

How does one find an ancient town? What do archaeologists look for? How do they know where to dig? How do they interpret what they find?  In a YouTube presentation […]

Three New Faculty Books Published

Congratulations to three Near Eastern Studies faculty members who have recently released books. Paul Delnero’s How to Do Things With Tears: Ritual Lamenting in Ancient Mesopotamia will be released this […]