CIAMS members receive grants to support their research

This year, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) members received several grants and fellowships to support their research activities. Internally CIAMS awarded 35 Hirsch grants to graduate and undergraduate students to support their research, including excavations, ethnographic fieldwork, field school participation, scientific studies, equipment purchases, museum and collections research, and attending conferences. Students receiving these awards come from across Cornell, including students in the MA program in Archaeology and Ph.D. students from the Department of Classics, Anthropology, Medieval Studies, and Near Eastern Studies. 

Three Cornell Undergraduates were also awarded Lewin Fellowships to participate in Cornell excavations including at the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) on Cyprus and The Casa della Regina Carolina (CRC) project in Italy at Pompeii. 

CIAMS faculty and graduate students received several external grants over the 2022-23 research. Ph.D. Candidate and CIAMS Member in the Department of Anthropology, Anna Whitemore received both a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her dissertation "Lives of the Mitmaqkuna: The Bioarchaeology of Inka-Era Resettlement in Huancasancos, Peru." 

Mary Danisi, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Classics received a Rome Prize for her dissertation "Rovings: Wool and the Ancient Ecology of a Cosmic Medium." 

Ph.D. Candidate Alice Wolff in the Medieval Studies Program received a Dumbart and Oaks fellowship to support her dissertation research. 

Ph.D. Candidate Rafael Cruz Gil was awarded an Einaudi Dissertation Proposal Development Program grant

Associate professor in the Department of Classics, Caitlín Barrett, was awarded an Einaudi seed grant to investigate the impact of Roman imperialism in the domestic realm through the CRC Pompeii Project.

Three CIAMS faculty members were awarded New Frontier Grants, including associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Lori Khatchadourian and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Anthropology Adam T. Smith, whose work "Heritage Forensics: Archaeology, Law, and Politics in the 21st Century" will support their research group's work through Caucasus Heritage Watch

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Classical Archaeology, Sturt Manning, received a New Frontier Grant to advance research in radiocarbon research with new advances in high-precision 14C measurements with his project "Intra-Annual 14C Offsets and the Future of High-Precision 14C Chronology." 

Congratulations to all CIAMS members. 

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