Barbara Kowalzig (NHC Fellow, 2021–22)

Project Title

Gods around the Pond: Religion, Society and the Sea in the Early Mediterranean Economy

New York University

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Kowalzig, Barbara

Fellowship Work Summary, 2021–22

Barbara Kowalzig made substantial progress on her project Gods around the Pond: Religion, Society and the Sea in the Early Mediterranean Economy (ca. 1250–200 BCE). She also worked on a number of articles for edited volumes, including "Merchant Religiosity", in Berufsreligionen/Professionals and Ritual, H. Frielinghaus, J. Stroszeck, eds., Beiträge zur Archäologie Griechenlands 7, (Möhnesee: Bibliopolis, forthcoming); "Sanctuary for Sailors" in The Archaeology of Travelling and Cult Practices in the Ancient Mediterranean, E. M. Angliker, J. T. Jensen, eds., (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in preparation); and began work on "Myths and Markets in the Mediterranean", in Cambridge Guide to Greek Myth and the Mediterranean, F. Meinel, ed., (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in preparation). Her article ‘Neo-institutional Economics and Institutional Change’, cowritten with S. von Reden, appeared in Cambridge Companion to the Ancient Greek Economy, S. von Reden, ed., (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), pp. 347–59.