Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies:
Program in Judaic Studies
Phone: +1 401 9657215
Katharina Galor's research focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in the Roman-Byzantine period.
Katharina Galor is the Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor at the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University. After her licence (1988), maîtrise (1989) and diplôme d'études approfondi (1991) from the University of Aix-Marseille in France, she received her Ph.D. at Brown University (1996) and completed her post-doctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997).
Katharina Galor has taught Syro-Palestinian archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The Rothberg School for Overseas Students), at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem and at Tufts University in the US. She has excavated at a number of sites in Italy (Vigna Barberini in Rome), France (Old Jewish quarter of Cavaillon and the Byzantine church at Roquevert) and Israel (Jerusalem, Sepphoris, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Ramat Hanadiv and Tiberias). Her research focuses on Roman and Byzantine Palestine, with topics related to sacred, civic and domestic architecture, town planning, water installations and mosaics.
She is a PI on a NSF grant NSF Grant on Core Computer Vision Research devoted to Promoting Paradigm Shifts in Archaeology
Among her publications are:
Qumran's Plastered Pools: A New Perspective, Science and Archaeology at Khirbet Qumran and 'Ain Feshkha, vol. II, (eds.) Humbert, J.-B. and Gunneweg, J., Presses Universitaires de Fribourg (2003) 169-198.
Domestic Architecture in Roman and Byzantine Galilee and Golan, in Near Eastern Archaeology 66:1-2 (2003) 44-57.
The stepped water installations of the Sepphoris Acropolis, in The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity and the 'Other' in Antiquity, Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers, (ed.) Edwards, D., and McCollough C., American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston (2007) 205-217.
New Excavations in Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic Tiberias, (with Hirschfeld, Y.), in Ancient Galilee in Interaction. Religion, Ethnicity, and Identity, (eds.) Attridge, H., Martin, D. and Zangenberg, J., J.C.B. Mohr (2007) 248-291.
Apollonia-Arsuf: Between Past and Future (with I. Roll and O. Tal), in Near Eastern Archaeology 27 (2009) 4-27.
Katharina Galor's publications relate to various topics in Roman and Byzantine Palestine, including sacred, civic and domestic architecture, town planning, water installations, and mosaics. She has worked specifically on Qumran, Sepphoris, Tiberias, and Jerusalem, and has examined how ethnicity and religious affiliation can be identified in the material records of those sites.
1991 D.E.A. in History of Art and Archaeology magna cum laude
1991 "Ecole Française de Rome" Fellowship for the excavation of the Vigna Barberini in Rome
1994 Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University
1995 Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University
1996 Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2001 Kress Travel Grant
2002 Kress Travel Grant
2002 Biblical Archaeology Society
2002 Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities
2002 Shelby White and Leon Levy Foundation
2002 Research Grant from the Deutsches Archäeologisches Institut in Berlin
2003 Salomon Research Award
2005 RISD-Brown Institutional Collaboration Grant
2005 Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities
2008 NSF Grant in Core Computer Vision Research: Promoting Paradigm Shifts in Archaeology
American Institute of Archaeology
American Schools of Oriental Research
Society of Biblical Literature
Archaeological Institute of America
College Art Association
2005: Rhode Island School of Design-Brown University Institutional Collaboration Grant ($3,000)
2005: Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) ($2,650)
2004: Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund ($1,300)
2003: Watson Institute for International Studies ($16,000)
2003: Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards Program ($9,000)
2002: Kress Travel Grant ($4,000)
2002: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant to Brown University: Pluralism and Unity Program ($1,500)
2002: Shelby White and Leon Levy Foundation ($3,000)
2002: Biblical Archaeology Society ($2,000)
2002: RICH ($2,000)
2002: Brown Lectureship Fund ($4,800)
2002: Watson Institute for International Studies ($6,000)
2002: Deutsches Archäeologisches Institut (Berlin) Research Grant ($2,800)
2001: Kress Travel Grant ($2,200)
1996: Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ($20,000)
1995: Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University ($1,000)
1994: Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University ($1,000)
1991: "Ecole Française de Rome" Fellowship (for the excavation of the Vigna Barberini in Rome) ($1,800)