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Prof. Barbieri-Low Wins Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Award of $238,700 to support Barbieri-Low’s comparative research on ancient civilizations.

Professor Anthony Barbieri-Low has won a three-year (2013-2015) Mellon New Directions Fellowship to support his comparative research on ancient civilizations.

The award will enable Prof. Barbieri-Low, a specialist in Ancient China, to undertake formal training in Egyptology. He will study ancient Egyptian language, scripts, archaeology, art, and culture.

For more information on the New Directions Fellowship, click here.

Prof. Barbieri-Low plans to use the skills gained during his fellowship period in two major long-term research projects: a comparative study of artisan labor in Egypt and China; and a comparative study of how scribes in both cultures utilized writing to project power over both texts and people.

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