Wednesday, December 19, 2012


It is hard not to be impressed with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, created in 2006. ISAW does not privilege monographs or articles. Yet if you look at their faculty, they average two and a half books and sixteen articles a piece. That is excluding their director who definitely skews the statistics. Roger Bagnall has thirty-eight books and two hundred fifty-nine articles to his credit. (Roger Bagnall is both very sharp and very nice to work with.)

I attended a conference put on by ISAW earlier this year by invitation. It was a very nice event and very well organized. They have done good work so far.