The People

The team that developed this website consists of the following people. All, unless stated otherwise, are from the University of Michigan.

Co-Directors:

Yaron Eliav – Associate Professor for Rabbinic Literature and Jewish History of Late Antiquity in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Sharon Herbert – John G. Pedley Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology & Greek in the Department of Classical Studies and Curator of Greek and Hellenistic Collections at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Julie Evershed – Director of the Language Resource Center.

Coordinator:

Justin Winger – Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Classical Studies, and Research Fellow at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Team Members and Participants (in alphabetical order):

Johnathon Beals – Instructional Designer, web page design and creation specialist, Language Resource Center.

Tom Bray – Converging Technologies Consultant, Digital Media Commons, University of Michigan (QuickTime VR photography and processing, 3D modeling, consultation).

Robert Demilner – Veteran documentary film director and video specialist at the Language Resource Center.

Dan Diffendale – Ph.D. candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (QuickTime VR photography and processing).

Sebastián Encina – Museum Collections Manager in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Michelle Fontenot – Museum Collections Manager in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Ryan Hughes – Ph.D. candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (bibliography and research).

Steve Kuzma – Independent Photographer (still photography in the galleries).

Other help came from:

James Nathan Ford – Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University (Mandaean incantation bowl translation)

Gary Beckman – Professor of Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies (Sumerian tablet identification and translation).

The Kelsey Museum staff – including but not limited to Dawn Johnson, Todd Gerring, Scott Rogers, Alex Zwinak, Carl Abrego, Catherine Person, Sandra Malvaux, Scott Meier, Kathryn Huss, Kathryn Carras, Andrea Anderson, and Darcy Downing.

Special contribution to this project was made by Lawrence Jackier, a graduate of the University of Michigan and currently an attorney residing in West Bloomfield, MI. Larry is an avid collector and owner of an immense collection of antiquities that he has pledged to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. For this project he loaned us 30 of his objects, which will be used in hands-on labs that we will carry out at the Kelsey Museum. He and his wife Eleanor opened their house and collection to us, allowed us to review, select, and borrow the items, and also contributed to the video clip that we developed about the Kelsey collections.