Supporting High Quality Scholarship
AFoH Board and membership proudly supports annually one graduate research fellowship and another for an undergraduate student.
Janet S. Dunkelbarger won the 2018 competition for the graduate award and used the funding to support her research on "Dining in the Gardens of Herculaneum and Pompeii." "My project," Dunkelbarger says,"focuses on these Garden Dining Spaces, examining their context, construction, and decoration, and exploring how their design and use enhance our understanding of ancient Roman social behavior, economic activity, and religious and ritual practice."
To read her full report, click here
Why join the American Friends?
The AFoH promotes public awareness of issues surrounding Herculaneum.
We support students of papyrology, archaeology, history, and classical philology, and all who even have amateur interest in ancient Herculaneum benefit from membership.
Annual meetings, semi-annual publications of the newsletter, and on-site visits to Naples and Herculaneum arranged every other year (next in 2018) keep AFoH members up to date and well connected.
All donations and membership subscriptions are tax deductible. Join here.