Issue 2: Adventures in Aerial Photography

…not just aerial photography! Oh no, no no. My second trip to Lebanon, which took place for two weeks in mid-December, was filled with adventures in everything from underestimating the weather to taking calls from Lebanese Air Traffic Control on my cell phone. It all began with a stopover in Qatar, during which time I felt quite at home upon encountering a yellow version of the Brown University Lamp/Bear in the terminal hall. When I arrived in Beirut my lovely assistant Sam was waiting for me, ready to embark on her first trip to Lebanon. Not everyone is so lucky to have one of their […]

Issue 1: Lebanon Travelogue

Hello, archaeo-enthusiasts! Welcome to Issue 1 of my fieldwork and outreach newsletter. Before you proceed, I encourage you to read the introductory issues (posted here previously) for some background on my project. This issue of The Interactive Dissertation is a summary of the first trip I took on my first travel fellowship, the Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). I was awarded four months of travel on this fellowship, which I’ll use to visit the sites of Egyptian rock-cut stelae in Lebanon, Sudan, and Egypt beginning in December. At the end of the summer I decided to use […]