We are happy to announce that Matt Harder has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on the ancient town of Ameria:

"The aim of my Fulbright project is to investigate, in the form of a long term local history, how the community of Ameria (modern Amelia) transitioned from a non-Roman polity to a Roman town. In particular, the project focuses on how the Amerini negotiated the processes of interaction and integration with the Roman state from 700 B.C.E. to 400 C.E. I will spend nine months in Umbria studying architectural and archaeological remains, the countryside of Ameria, as well as pertinent files in the archives of the regional archaeological superintendence. I will also conduct the initiatory stages of my field surveys focused on settlement patterns and rural habitation around two temple complexes. This project is innovative because it will constitute the first examination of the social dynamics of an Umbrian community at the local and regional scale."

Congratulations, Matt!