The Divinity School is pleased to announce that “Negotiating Identities, Constructing Territories: Pre-Roman Iberia (900-200 BCE)” has been selected by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the new collaborative research projects of 2024-2025, which will launch July 1, 2024. This project brings together Divinity School professor Carolina López-Ruiz, Anthropology professor Michael Dietler, and two scholars from outside UChicago: Manuel Álvarez Martí-Aguilar of the University of Málaga, Spain and Esther Rodríguez González of the Institute of Archaeology of Mérida and the National Research Council of Spain. This international group of scholars will advance recent research on pre-Roman Iberia by shifting the focus from colonial relations to the interactions that led to hybrid cultures, new territorial formations, and resilient environmental practices in the region.

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.