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The Montgomery Endowment
Office of the Provost
6004 Parkhurst Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, N.H. 03655
(603) 646-4062

The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment at Dartmouth College

Established in 1977 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Montgomery (Dartmouth Class of '25), the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment was created "to provide for the advancement of the academic realm of the College in ways that will significantly add to the quality and character thereof, making possible major new dimensions for, as well as extraordinary enrichment to, the educational experience offered primarily to undergraduate students within the Dartmouth community."


Christianne Hardy Wohlforth
Director, Montgomery Fellows Program


Ellen Henderson
Program Assistant



2014 Spring Term

Daniel T. Potts

In residence all term.

Daniel Potts photo

Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History
Institute for the study of the Ancient World, New York University

Professor Potts specializes in the study of Iran, Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula, as well as relations between these regions and their neighbors. Chronologically his work is wide-ranging - from the Neolithic to late antiquity, but his main focus is on the transition from pre-history to the Bronze Age in Mesopotamia and Iran, especially the 3rd millennium BCE. He has conducted field excavation projects in Iran, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. While at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow, Professor Potts will teach Anthropology 12.2 The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in the 10A.


Public Event: The First Charter of Human Rights? Cyrus the Great's Cylinder in Contemporary and Historical Perspective

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Location: 041 Haldeman
Free and open to the public

Johnny Clegg

April 13-14, 2014

Johnny Clegg 

South African award-winning singer, songwriter activist, and anthropologist will perform with his band Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Lebanon Opera House. He then joins the Dartmouth College campus for a two-day residency where he will meet with classes and informally with students. On Monday, April 14 he will appear in a public event, "A Conversation with Johnny Clegg" at 4 p.m. in Fliene Auditorium, Moore Hall.

Last Updated: 3/19/14