2019 Grant Recipient
Adam Rabinowitz is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an active field archaeologist who specializes in the borderlands at the edges of the Greek and Roman worlds. He has published research on ancient daily life, foodways, and economies of food and drink through the holistic consideration of artifacts and ecofacts, and on long-term processes of social change and acculturation in colonial Greek contexts in both the western Mediterranean and the Black Sea. He is also involved with various projects related to the collection, management, and publication of digital archaeological data. From 2002 to 2014, he carried out excavations and broader cultural heritage work in the context of a long-term project established by Joseph Coleman Carter, ICA’s director, at the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine site of Chersonesos in Crimea. He is currently developing a new multidisciplinary research project at the site of Histria in Romania in connection with the Planet Texas 2050 “grand challenge” research initiative at UT, for which he is a member of the Theme Organizing Committee. As co-PI of the NEH- and IMLS-funded PeriodO project, which seeks to build a gazetteer of historical period definitions (perio.do), he is an active participant in efforts to build infrastructure for the Linked Open Data environment, with particular attention to the integration and interoperability of digital data related to the ancient world.