Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Organization Logo Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Project Collaborator

Richard Gordon

Honorary Professor of Ancient Religions University of Erfurt


Richard Gordon has been Honorary Professor of the Religions of Antiquity at the University of Erfurt since 2007. To learn more about his research and publications, please see his profile page at the University of Erfurt.

Featured Project

An astronomer at the Yerkes Observatory telescope, year unknown. Courtesy of the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Capturing the Stars: Women’s Networks and the Advancement of Science at Yerkes Observatory, 1895-1940

Project Topics:

2023 – 2024


Curses in Context

Curses in Context

This project brought together an international cohort of archaeologists, historians, and philologists for comprehensive study of ancient curses in their local and archaeological context.

Small lead tablets inscribed primarily in Greek or Latin with private curses against rivals or wrongdoers reveal a darker side of ancient life that is often hidden from us in our sources for ancient history. This project aimed at a more intensive and contextualized study of these texts found...