Re-creating Ancient Greek Ceramics, the spring 2015 undergraduate class designed by Sanchita Balachandran, was recently featured at Archaeology, the magazine of the Archaeological Institute of America. It is also the subject of an 18-minute film titled "Mysteries of the Kylix," which follows the semester-long archaeology experiment.
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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 […]
Sanchita Balachandran was awarded a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award in the amount of $99,875 to pursue interdisciplinary research with Patricia McGuiggan (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, JHU) and Matthew Hyleck (Baltimore Clayworks) to investigate the original manufacturing techniques of ancient Greek red figure pottery. The research project involves reverse engineering these ancient vessels by […]
This course in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences isn't a simple pottery class. For one, a documentary crew shadows the students as they work. [...]
For the past 13 weeks, the students in Sanchita Balachandran's "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" class have undertaken a distinctly different type of apprenticeship. Throughout this hands-on course in experiential archaeology, they have consulted the work of experts and practiced throwing clay pots.
Hans Goedicke, professor emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He died of cancer on February 24, 2015. A native of Vienna, Dr. Goedicke earned his doctoral degree in 1949 from the University of Vienna and then worked as an assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna. From 1952 until 1957, he […]
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers and students, led by Betsy Bryan, a professor of Egyptian art and archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, has spent the past three weeks conducting field work at the Temple of the Goddess Mut dig site in Luxor, Egypt. [...]
Congratulations to Joshua Bowen, a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Studies researching Assyriology, who received a Fulbright grant to Germany. There Bowen will translate and contextualize more than 130 liturgical tablets from the ancient city of Kiš, which have resisted translation due to their fragmentary state and enigmatic Sumerian dialect. His work on this neglected Sumerian […]
Earlier this week, Betsy Bryan, who specializes in the history, art, and archaeology of Egypt's New Kingdom (ca. 1600-1000 B.C.), participated in a lecture series under the auspices of the California Museum of Ancient Art, where she spoke about ancient Egyptian ritual celebrations that centered around public drunkenness and sex.
Michael Harrower and Ben Zaitchick of the Krieger School use satellites to study archaeological histories. Read more and see the image in Johns Hopkins Magazine.