A foremost expert in Coptic monastic
archeology, Assistant Professor of History
Dar Brooks Hedstrom has received more
prestigious recognition for her research.
The Binational Fulbright Commission
in Egypt has awarded Brooks Hedstrom
a research fellowship for her proposal,
"Constructing Monastic Space in Egypt."
As a nine-month Fulbright scholar,
Brooks Hedstrom will continue her
archeological work at the White Monastery,
one of the largest Christian settlements
in the Middle East, as well as document
other monastic settlements and visit a
range of archeological sites in the region.
A member of the Wittenberg faculty
since 2001, Brooks Hedstrom has received
numerous awards for her Coptic research,
including a $100,000 collaborative
grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities in 2005. She also has
coordinated two archeological digs in
Springfield as part of an Archeological Field
Methods course and continues to teach a
range of courses on the history, culture and
religion of the Eastern Mediterranean.