Eric Cline is in the news- and for a very good reason. Congratulations to Eric and to his colleagues!
A new research institute is drawing on GW’s expertise in archaeology. The GW Capitol Archaeological Institute, made possible through a gift by donors Deborah Lehr and John F.W. Rogers, officially launched last week with a goal of “preserving, facilitating and promoting cultural heritage.”
The institute will be housed in GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and is the first of its kind in the area.
Led by Eric Cline, chair of the department of classical and near eastern languages and civilizations, the institute will utilize Columbian College archaeologists and scholars specializing in the ancient and classical worlds and civilizations across the globe. GW archaeologists are currently involved in excavations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America, Central America and Europe.
“The GW Capitol Archaeological Institute is poised to take advantage of the deep expertise in our own backyard, especially resources available through foreign embassies, government and international agencies, cultural institutions and museums,” said Dr. Cline. “The confluence of resources here in Washington, D.C., is unparalleled. This is our opportunity to advance archaeological research initiatives and facilitate a global community of academics, politicians, diplomats and business leaders.”