On January 15, 2018, the Athens Archaeological Society organized a colloquium for the presentation of the results of the Marathon-Vrana tumuli project (grant awarded 2014). The colloquium, which was generously supported by INSTAP and the Shelby White Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications, took place at the prestigious Main Hall of the Athens Archaeological Society and included:
- a warm welcome and introduction by the Secretary General of the Athens Archaeological Society, Mr Vassilios Petrakos,
- 15' presentations by the principal participants of the project, namely Prof. Maria Pantelidou-Gofa, Dr. Nikolas Papadimitriou, Mrs. Anna Philippa-Touchais, Prof. Sevi Triantaphyllou, Prof. Gilles Touchais and Dr. Apostolos Sarris and Dr Nikolaos Papadopoulos
- a synthetic review by Prof. Joseph Maran, of Heidelberg University.
The colloquium was highly attended and met with great success. Following the event, the Marathon-Vrana team received invitations for public presentations at the University of Thessaloniki and the University of Thessaly.
2011 Grantees Assaf Yasur-Landau and Michael Press have announced the publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Tel Aviv (vol.43, #2, 2016), titled Rethinking Tel Achziv: An Iron II Architectonic and Ceramic Sequence from Southern Phoenicia, authored in conjunction with Eran Arie. This article is the first presentation of area D at Tel Achziv, the largest architectonic and ceramic assemblage from the Moshe Prausnitz excavations at the site.
Our 2016 Grantees have been announced in our most recent E-NEWSLETTER (August 29, 2016).
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2005 Grantee Tristan Barako, published in 2015, has an article in the ASOR blog The Ancient Near East Today on publishing an old excavation with the aid of funds from the White Levy Publication Program HERE.
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2015 Grantees Announced (4/15)
Congratulations to our new 2015 grantees!
White Levy Program Publication by Dr. Sophocles Hadjisavvas The Phoenician Period Necropolis of Kition, I, (2012) reviewed in La Revue Archéologique (29 April, 2015)
"...The material is extremely interesting and important for understanding the Kition society and its culture and it is hoped that Vol. II, in which it will be treated, will come out soon. The book has been excellently edited and lavishly enriched with colour photographs and good drawings of the graves. It is a significant contribution to Cypriot archaeology, too, as it makes the cemetery of Phoenician Kition available to the academic world. It is a publication that will be of particular value for researchers interested in evaluating tombs and comparanda for pottery and artifacts of the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods in Cyprus or on the Phoenician coast."
Nota Kourou, University of Athens, Department of Archaeology
Byvanck Lecture by Professor Stager (9/14)
Featured lecture by White Levy President Professor Lawrence Stager, entitled "Rites of Spring in the Carthaginian Tophet." The lecture will be held at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, The Netherlands. Read the lecture abstract.
2014 Grantees Announced (4/14)
Congratulations to our new 2014 grantees!
External Review (4/2013)
The Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications (hereafter WLP) has funded 225 projects over the past 16 years, predominately in Israel, Greece, and the Near East along with some in other parts of the Mediterranean Basin and Eurasia. In order to review the program’s successes and shortcomings, and impact on the archaeology of the Near East and neighboring areas, the WLP asked that a Review Committee prepare an External Review Report. The Review Committee was comprised of Dr. Gil J. Stein (Chair and Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Director of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago); Dr. Manfred Bietak (Professor of Egyptology, University of Vienna, and Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Cairo); and Dr. Eric Kansa (Director of Open Context, School of Information, University of California at Berkley). Continue to the full statement >>
2013 Grantees Announced (3/2013)
Congratulations to our new 2013 grantees!
Data Management Plan
The Shelby White and Leon Levy Program (WLP) for Archaeological Publications recognizes that publication may take many forms and follow different models. Digital data plays an increasingly important role in scholarship and the WLP encourages applicants to consider innovative modes of digital dissemination as a primary or secondary outcome of publication projects. Click here to read more about our new digital standards.
New Egyptian and Nubian Archaeology Publication Grants
The Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications has traditionally supported research on terminated and unpublished archaeological fieldwork from significant sites in the Aegean, Anatolia, Balkans, Iranian Plateau, Levant, and Mesopotamia. Beginning in 2012, applications are now open to archaeologists working in Egypt and the Sudan.