Newly Elected Fellows
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.
will participate in the 61st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale "Text and Image," June 22–26, 2015, in Geneva and Bern, Switzerland.
, will participate in the International Medieval Congress 2015:
Sessions Honouring Thomas S. Brown on July 7th.
Dissertation Titles and Abstracts
of Kolb Fellows
Ancient Persia: A Concise History
of the Achaemenid Empire
Meg Andrews (AAMW)
Sam Lin (Anthropology)
Jordan Pickett (AAMW)
Zeljko Rezek (Anthropology)
Kolb Colloquia Archive
Ninth Annual Kolb Senior Scholars Colloquium
Douglas G. Lovell, Jr., Annual "Reports from the Field" 2014
Ninth Annual Kolb Junior Fellows Spring Colloquium
Eighth Annual Kolb Senior Scholars Colloquium
Eighth Annual Kolb Junior Fellows Spring Colloquium
A New Chronology of the Godin III Ceramic Tradition and Its Implications for the Early Development of the Elamite World
Mon Jul 06 @ 4:30PM
The Highland Origins of the Royal Iconography of the Old Elamite Dynasties of Shimaski and Early Sukkalmah
Tue Jul 07 @10:00AM
Exarchs and Others: Secular Patrons of Churches in the 6th-8th Centuries
Tue Jul 07 @11:15AM
Suso-Elamite History and Culture
Thu Jul 09 @ 9:30AM