WHAT IS THIS?
Who are Digital Hammurabi?
Digital Hammurabi is a public outreach/digital humanities project/creative brainchild of husband and wife Assyriology team, Megan Lewis and Joshua Bowen.
Megan Lewis has a B.A. from Birmingham University (UK) in Ancient History, an M.Phil. from the same in Assyriology, and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. She attained ABD status in a Ph.D. program at The Johns Hopkins University, before deciding that her energies would be better spent elsewhere. She hopes to return to school and obtain her doctorate at a later date.
Dr. Joshua Bowen graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2016, with a Ph.D. in Assyriology. He wrote his dissertation on the lamentations liturgies of the city of Kiš, and specializes in the Sumerian language. As well as his Ph.D., Josh hold a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, a Th.M. in the Old Testament from Capital Bible Seminary, and a M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to entering academia, Joshua was a chaplain in the U.S. Airforce where he also gained an A.A. in Avionics.
Our aim is to provide reliable, accurate information about the Ancient Near East (that's modern Iraq and the surrounding area!) in an entertaining and engaging fashion.
If it's anything to do with ancient languages, history, or culture, then you are in the right place and we hope you enjoy what we do!
The H.A.P.S. (Humans Against Poor Scholarship) grant is a fully crowd-sourced summer research grant for active Ph.D. students studying the Ancient Near East. The grant ($2,000 for each scholar) is intended to be spent funding research conducted over the summer - either working at an archaeological dig, traveling for archival or museum work, or simply sustaining themselves while they write up research results. Please see the H.A.P.S. page for more information!
We are also happy to house research conducted by H.A.P.S. scholars in the 'Publications and Research' section of our website.