Jun 01, 2022

Mary Jaharis Center Announces Grants for 2022–2023

Mary Jaharis Center Announces Grants for 2022–2023 image

The Mary Jaharis Center is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022–2023 grant competition.

The Mary Jaharis Center awarded its first Co-Funding Grant to Dr. Sharon E. J. Gerstel, Director, UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, for the one-day conference “Byzantium and the Generation of the 1930s,” co-organized by Dr. Dimitris Krallis, Director, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies. The conference will consider the role Byzantium played in the imagination of Greek writers and painters of the 1930s and explore the intersection of Byzantium with modern Greece.

Dissertation grants were awarded to Georgia Delli, studying at the University of Athens, for her dissertation, "Samos in Middle and Late Byzantine Period. Archaeological, Historical and Topographical Study with Use of GIS and Archaeometry," to Elena Gittleman, studying at Bryn Mawr College, for her dissertation, "Legacies of Ancient Theater in Middle Byzantine Visual Culture (ca. 843–1204)," to Görkem Günay, studying at Koç University, for his dissertation, "Carving Up Landscapes in Byzantine Thrace: Rock-cut Spaces and Settlement Patterns in the Strandzha Region, and to Alexandros Zouvelos, studying at the University of Athens, for his dissertation, "Complaints and accusations in the works of Eustathios of Thessalonike. Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary of the Texts: Epistola ad Thessalonicenses, De simulatione, Adversus implacabilitatis accusationem, Oratio anno auspicando habita, Ethopoeia."

Dr. Georgios Deligiannakis, Associate Professor in the Program in Hellenic Culture at the Open University of Cyprus, received a Project Grant to excavate a church building near the Asklepieion complex of ancient Messene in one of the few Byzantine/Medieval sections of the city that has not previously excavated or disturbed by other activities with an eye to filling in our knowledge of Messene in later periods. A second Project Grant was awarded to Dr. Asil Yaman, Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, for the project PhoenixByz: Contextualizing the Serçe Limanı within a Rural Byzantine Landscape, co-directed by Dr. Anna Sitz, Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Leader, Research group SFB 933 (Materiale Textkulturen) and the Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Universität Heidelberg. The project intends to document and interpret 15 late antique/Byzantine churches identified during the 2021 survey of the rural landscape of the Bozburun peninsula near the Serçe Limanı (Sparrow Harbor) shipwreck.

A Publication Grant was awarded to Hugh Jeffery, Independent Researcher, for Middle Byzantine Aphrodisias: The Episcopal Village AD 700-1250 to appear in the series of Aphrodisias site monographs published previously by von Zabern and now by Reichert.

Congratulations to this year's winners!