Collaborative Research 2018

August 20, 2018

Boston University
Project Director: Dr. Fallou Ngom
Boston, MA
'Ajami Literature and the Expansion of Literacy and Islam: The Case of West Africa
Research and preparation for online and print publications of texts written in the West African languages Fula, Hausa, Mandinka, and Wolof that use Arabic script (‘Ajami). (36 months)

Brown University
Project Director: Dr. Stephen Houston
Providence, RI
Citadels and Surveillance: State Defense at the Classic Maya Fortresses of La Cuernavilla
Archaeological investigation at the ancient Maya site of La Cuernavilla near Tikal, in present-day Guatemala. (36 months)

Rice University
Project Director: Prof. Jeffrey Fleisher
Houston, TX
The Demographics of Pre-History: South Central Africa Through Archaeology and Linguistics
Archaeological and linguistic research leading to a study of migration patterns in central Africa, 500-1500 CE.

Southern Illinois University
Project Director: Dr. Sara Beardsworth
Carbondale, IL
The Philosophy of French Intellectual Julia Kristeva
Preparation for publication, in both print and digital editions, of a volume of essays devoted to the thought of the French philosopher, psychoanalyst, feminist theorist, and novelist Julia Kristeva. (36 months)

University of Kentucky
Project Director: Prof. Douglas Appler
Lexington, KY
Reassessing the History of Urban Renewal in the United States, 1950–1975
A conference and publications on the impact of urban renewal in the United States, 1950-1975.

University of Michigan
Project Director: Prof. Christopher Ratte
Ann Arbor, MI
Notion Archaeological Research Project: The Biography of an Ancient Greek Urban Community
Excavation and analysis at Notion, an urban site from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, located in western Turkey. (36 months)

University of Nebraska
Project Director: Dr. Jeannette Jones
Lincoln, NE
To Enter Africa from America: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1862–1919
Research and preparation of an online resource and print publication about United States engagement with Africa during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (36 months)