Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Awarded

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 to the College of Charleston to support the Foundation’s initiative in “Scholarly Communication and Information Technology.” The grant will be a twelve month project related to the imaging, analysis, and publication of the Linear B Tablets from Pylos, Greece. This project is a collaborative effort between the College, the University of Toronto (Dr. Dimitri Nakassis), the University of Texas, Clemson University, and Mississippi State University. The College of Charleston serves as the site for developing and serving the informatics component of the project. Dr. Jim Newhard, an associate professor of Classics and Director of the College’s Archaeology Program, and Dr. Kevin Pluta, recently an adjunct in Classics at the College of Charleston and the newly named Interim Director of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory at the University of Texas, serve as co-PIs for the grant. Congratulations to Kevin and Jim.