The Divinity School is pleased to announce that "Textual Amulets of the Mediterranean World: 1000 BCE-1000 CE" has been selected by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the new collaborative research projects of 2023-2024, which will launch July 1, 2023. This project brings together Divinity School professor Carolina López-Ruiz, Classics professors Christopher A. Faraone and Sofia Torallas Tovar, and two scholars from outside UChicago: Joseph Sanzo of Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and Harvard University's Rivka Elitzur-Leiman. Profs. Faraone and Torallas Tovar also serve as Associated Faculty of the Divinity School. 

This  international group of scholars will produce a corpus of translations of the most important and best-preserved textual amulets of the Mediterranean, as well as drawings and recipes for them. The team plans to arrange the corpus chronologically so that historical trends can be easily traced.

Each year, the Collegium supports interdisciplinary research projects that bring together experts who draw on various methods and tools to address and solve complex problems. To date, the center has supported 130 projects led by 253 Faculty Fellows representing nearly every division and professional school at the University. Seventy-two Visiting Fellows from 21 countries have collaborated on Collegium projects and other research efforts on campus. Learn more.