Carney E. S. Gavin Edit Profile
Gavin received an AB in Classics from Boston College in 1959. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Jesus College, Oxford University, from 1959 to 1961 and received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the University of Innsbruck in 1963, and a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 1973 at Harvard University.
Since 1975 Gavin has been curator of the Harvard Semitic Museum. He was their assistant curator from 1973 to 1975.
Gavin has been assistant to the president of the American Schools of Oriental Research since 1973, director of the Goethe Society of New England since 1978.
Gavin was the recipient of an honorary diploma from the University of Damascus in 1978 for research in regional history. He was also the creator of a television film using early Middle Eastern documentary photographs, entitled Petra, ferash, and Damascus, in 1978.
Gavin is involved with historical investigations, interdisciplinary research. He is also the director of photohistorical exhibitions and film projects.
He a member of the International Committee for the Restoration of Babylon since 1978.