Noah Kaye

Position: Assistant Professor

Field: Ancient Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern

Region: Mediterranean

Office: 341 Old Horticulture

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:00


Phone: (517) 884-4952

Noah Kaye received undergraduate degrees from Princeton and Cambridge, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from UC-Berkeley. His 2022 book, The Attalids of Pergamon and Anatolia: Money, Culture, and State Power (Cambridge UP), is available open access. The book is a comprehensive study of the political economy and cultural politics of a major – and rather misunderstood – ancient empire, a key mediator of the Classical Tradition for both the Romans and the Renaissance. One issue of contemporary relevance that emerges along the way is how taxation relates to belonging.

Prof. Kaye is an ancient historian whose work focuses on the relationship between cultural identity and institutional change. He has worked in Greece, where he was the Heinrich Schliemann Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, in Israel, where he was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Haifa, and in Turkey, where he was a Senior Fellow at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations.

His current research projects include a biography of the city of Antalya, Turkey, the publication of Seleukid coins in the Ödemiş Museum (Hypaipa/Hypaepa in ancient Lydia), and an archaeoacoustic study of a Samaritan inscription from Emmaus-Nicopolis in the Chamberlain Warren Samaritan Collection at Michigan State University. He also participates in the Kale Tepesi Excavations (Toriaion in ancient Phrygia) of the Yalburt Project and edits for Pleiades, A Community-Built Gazetteer and Graph of Ancient Places.

Research interests: Ancient Greece and Anatolia, the Roman Near East, 2nd Temple Judaism, Mediterranean archaeology, the History of the Family, and GIS.

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