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  • The Kolb Foundation and the Kolb Society of Fellows, founded through a bequest by Katherine Kolb Paanakker, is committed to graduate education in academic disciplines concerned with the cultures of ancient pre-industrial and modern non-industrial peoples of the world, with a particular focus on archaeology.
  • Dr. Robert H. Dyson, Jr., Emeritus Fellow, founding President of the Kolb Society of Fellows was instrumental in conceptualizing and organizing the Kolb Society. He is pictured here holding aloft a golden bowl from the site of Hasanlu, Iran in 1958.
  • The Kolb Society of Fellows is a non-profit organization providing fellowships for studies in academic disciplines related to the mission of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • Each year the Kolb Society of Fellows sponsors a fall and spring colloquium. The fall colloquium is accompanied by a dinner for the fellows. The late Peter Paanakker, the principal benefactor of the Kolb Society, is pictured here attending the dinner in 1998.

PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR FELLOWS!

The Kolb Society of Fellows is pleased to announce and welcome Newly Elected Junior Fellows Sam Holzman (Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group), Breton Langendorfer (Department of the History of Art), Whittaker Schroder (Anthropology), and Anna Sitz (Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group).

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The Tenth Annual Kolb Junior Fellows Spring Colloquium

Several Kolb Junior Fellows presented their dissertation research. Speakers included Darren Ashby, Jamie Sanecki, Jordan Pickett, and Jose Maria Lopez Bejarano
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