Paul Kosmin, Philip J. King Professor of Ancient History, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2021–22 to write his book on "The Ancient Shore." Guggenheim Fellowships are open to all fields and therefore extremely hard to get. This year, Professor Kosmin was the only person listed under "Classics." See all recipients on the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.
This very exciting news comes hot on the heels of the publication of Professor Kosmin's new 498-page volume, co-edited with Andrea Berlin, on "The Middle Maccabees: Archaeology, History, and the Rise of the Hasmonean Kingdom" (SBL Press, 2021), which contains 22 chapters collecting the evidence for the Middle Maccabees and setting their little-understood story within the wider context of the Hellenistic world.