Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Michael Harrower

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

Michael Harrower is Associate Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies with Johns Hopkins University.  He holds his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and his research interests are the long-term histories of civilizations in Africa and Arabia, particularly of the water histories and dynamics and of ancient trade; he is also a specialist in GIS and satellite imagery mapping.  He has conducted fieldwork in Oman and Ethiopia, and his recent publications include Water Histories and Spatial Archaeology: Ancient Yemen and the American West (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Landscape History of Hadramawt: The Roots of Agriculture in Southern Arabia (RASA) Project 1998-2008 (ed. with J. McCorriston, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2020).  Professor Harrower is an AIA Kershaw Lecturer for 2020/2021.

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