Daniel L. Schwartz
Daniel Schwartz, assistant professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, specializes in late Roman history, with a focus on culture, religion, and education. His forthcoming projects include an edited volume on conversion to Christianity and Islam during Late Antiquity and an article on religious violence in fifth and sixth century Roman Syria. Of particular interest to Dr. Schwartz is Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic that flourished among Middle Eastern Christians, but which is generally neglected by today’s ancient and medieval scholars. For his Arts & Humanities Fellowship, Dr. Schwartz will develop a digital publication called SPEAR: Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations, to advance methods for the study of Syriac.