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UE's Jennie Ebeling Awarded Research Fellowship in Jordan

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology in the University of Evansville’s Department of Archaeology and Art History, has been awarded a four-month post-doctoral research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ebeling will spend the Fall 2012 semester at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan, researching “Bread Culture in Jordan: A Study of Women’s Changing Roles in Bread Production in the 21st Century.” In addition to conducting ethnographic and ethnoarchaeological research on traditional bread baking techniques, she will produce a video on bread culture in Jordan with a local filmmaker. Ebeling specializes in ancient food technology in the Middle East.

An archaeologist who works in Israel and Jordan, Ebeling earned a PhD in Syro-Palestinian archaeology from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona in 2001. In addition to the NEH fellowship, she has been awarded several competitive grants, including Fulbright and Lady Davis fellowships, to support her graduate and post-graduate research abroad.

Ebeling has taught in the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville since 2002 and has served as chair since 2009. In Spring 2011, she received the Dean’s Teaching Award from UE’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ebeling also serves as co-director of the Jezreel Expedition and a vice president of the American Schools of Oriental Research. She is an editor of the volumes Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond (with A. Yasur-Landau and L. Mazow, Brill, 2011) and New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts (with Y.M. Rowan, Equinox, 2008) and the author of Women’s Lives in Biblical Times (T&T Clark International, 2010).

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