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Professor Kristina Neumann

Kristina Neumann

Associate Professor Kristina Neuman in the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for her work as co-director of "The SYRIOS Project: Studying Urban Relationships and Identity over Ancient Syria."

The digital humanities project, which uses a dynamic online interface to tell stories of ancient Syrian culture through maps and coins, was one of just 17 of its kind to receive a NEH “Digital Projects for the Public” award in 2020.

The SYRIOS project began in 2016 as an outgrowth of Neumann’s research into ancient Syria and as a response to the current crisis in modern Syria. By focusing on a dynamic presentation of Syrian material, culture and the stories of Syrian cities during the Greco-Roman period, it seeks to transform public awareness of the ancient world and to revitalize public perception of Syria as a diverse and vibrant metropolitan region.

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