2018 Grant Recipient
Elena D’Itria obtained her PhD in Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in Italy (2017), with a thesis – entitled The Amulets of the Kerma Culture – aimed at elaborating a working typology and distribution analysis of the amulets in the Kerma culture, as the available publications are largely incomplete. The thesis represents the first step towards a systematic, articulated study of the Kerma amulets collected by G.A. Reisner and presently kept in the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and in the Sudan National Museum (Khartoum), which have thus far been studied and recorded in very little detail. Since 2014, she has been a team member of the Italian Archaeological Expedition in Eastern Sudan.