Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Near Eastern Art and Archaeology has been awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for 2019 for her project Monumental Landscapes: Historical Environments and Human Rights
Much of Prof. Bahrani’s work has focused on the role of the image in art, particularly in the ancient world. A former curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Bahrani is now director of the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments Project at Columbia, which locates and assesses the condition of monuments in Iraq and southern Turkey. She is also the author of numerous books, and her research has been recognized with several major awards, including a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship.


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