Introducing the Shohet Scholars for 2024-2025

International Catacomb Society
Shohet Fellowship Competition 2024-2025

The International Catacomb Society is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Estelle Brettman Shohet Competition:

Davide Tanasi (Professor of Digital Humanities, Department of History, Institute for Digital Exploration, University of South Florida) and David Cardona (Senior Curator, Heritage Malta), for their project, “First-time Documentation and Digital Mapping of the Late Antique Hypogeal Site of  Binġemma (Malta)".

Caitlin Barrett (Associate Professor of Classics, Cornell University), for her project “Toward an Archaeology of Lived Experience: Modeling Embodied Identities at Pompeii”.

We congratulate these scholars on the quality and impact of their work.

About the Shohet Scholars Program:

The Shohet Scholars Program of the International Catacomb Society desires to support scholars of demonstrated promise and ability who are judged capable of producing significant, original research within the sphere of the Mediterranean world from the late Hellenistic Period to the end of the Roman Empire. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics from new perspectives.

One or more Shohet Scholars will be selected each year and supported for a period of one year. Grants may be made to seed innovative approaches and new ideas or to cover specific expenses or phases of a larger project under the direction of the applicant. At this time, awards in the range of $2,000 to $30,000 will be made.

If you have any questions about the suitability of proposed projects, application procedures, or any other matters related to the Shohet Scholars Program, please contact ICS at: