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NEH Grant Winners in Classics and Archaeology

Congratulations to NEH grant winners announced in August 2022:

  • Christopher Polt (Boston College) and T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) for a grant of $224,081 to run a Summer Institute for Higher Education Faculty on "The Performance of Roman Comedy" in Summer 2023.
  • Leigh Lieberman and the Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context team for a grant of $249,879 to run a virtual and in-person institute over three years, "Networking Archaeological Data and Communities", on methods of managing and publishing digital archaeological data.

New Database on Ancient Curse Tablets

(Published on behalf of Werner Reiß)

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that Professor Werner Riess and his team announce the launch of the new database TheDefix (Thesaurus Defixionum), which replaces the earlier version TheDeMa (Thesaurus Defixionum Magdeburgensis). TheDefix is an open access Heurist database hosted by the University of Hamburg, Department of Ancient History, and can be reached at the following link:

NEH Grants for Classically Themed Projects (August, 2021)

August, 2021

Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.


  • Julie Montione (Valencia College) - "Timeless Parallels: Classical Literature and Veteran Experiences"
  • Lauren Ristvet (University of Pennsylvania) - "Eastern Mediterranean Gallery"
  • Clifford Ando (University of Chicago) - "Roman Statutes: Renewing Roman Law"