News & Announcements Archive


The 2016 Samuel Iwry Lecture

Join us at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium) for the 2016 Samuel Iwry Lecture. The lecture, titled, "Ancient Israelite Scribal Education: New Insights from Kuntillet Ajrud," will be given by William M. Schniedewind, Kershaw Professor of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Please join Professor Schniedewind for coffee before the lecture at 5 p.m.


Faculty, Student, and Alumni Awards – Congratulations to All!

– Professor Ted Lewis has been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award sponsored by the Dean’s office of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. – Katherine Davis, PhD candidate in Egyptology, has received a two-year lecturer position in Egyptology in the Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of […]


Faculty and Student Awards

We are delighted to report two pieces of good news from the 2015 annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Atlanta (November 2015): Professor Marian Feldman has received the W.F. Albright Award for her service on the Baghdad Committee. This award honors an individual who has shown special support or made outstanding service […]


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 […]


Sanchita Balachandran Awarded a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award

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 […]


Johns Hopkins Students Recreate an Iconic Ancient Greek Kylix

students display their kylikes
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.


In Memoriam: Hans Goedicke

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 […]