Wednesday, April 20, 2016

AFoH Scholarships Awarded

Two scholarships, totalling $4,000, have been awarded by the American Friends of Herculaneum board to assist recipients pursue study of ancient Herculaneum during summer programs in 2016.

 Ambra Spinelli, a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, intends to continue her survey of closed ancient houses at Pompeii and Herculaneum where she studies the multiple uses of domestic tablina. Ms Spinelli's dissertation project "The Tablinum: a space and stage for private and public rituals in the houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum" will benefit from this year's AFoH grant.

   Grace Gibson, an undergraduate at Sewanee: The University of the South, will use her AFoH grant to participate in the Herculaneum Graffiti Project. The HGP is an international and interdisciplinary project based in Ercolano that measures, documents, photographs, and digitizes in situ textual wall inscriptions created by the ancient inhabitants of Herculaneum.

We look forward to updates at the end of the season.

Funds for the scholarships are drawn from membership dues and other contributions. The board of the American Friends of Herculaneum is pleased to allocate funding for these two  students to further our understanding of ancient Herculaneum.

 — RTM for the Board

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