Michael Satlow, primary investigator, is Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University. The founder and director of IIP, he specializes in the social history of Jews in antiquity. He is the author of many articles and books, most recently How the Bible Became Holy (Yale University Press, 2014), which has been translated into Italian and French. He has held several prestigious fellowships, including those from the NEH and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and lectures widely.

Elli Mylonas is our technical director, and a former member of the Center for Digital Scholarship in the Brown University Library.

Christopher Zeichman manages our day-to-day operations. He specializes in the Graeco-Roman context of early Christianity and is an instructor at Ryerson University.


Our present encoders are Nesya Nelkin and Ariela Rosenzweig.

Advisory Board

The members of the current IIP Academic Advisory Board are:


IIP has benefited over the years from the work of many extraordinarily talented people. We want especially to single out the work of Gaia Lembi, our former project manager, and the I-UTRA team of Brown students who worked on the project during the summer of 2017: Dae Hyn Kim, Lauren Montieth, Margaret Follett, and Wennie Zhang.

Others who have worked on the project include: Paul Caton, Carole Mah, Syd Bauman, Carlos Rotger, Oren Ableman, Gadi Cohen, Tamar Kaminski, William Lu, Daniel Picus, Anna Schnur-Fishman, Pauline Vignaud, Maria Averkiou, Joseph Faucher, Joanna Kramer, Lena Milton, Chiara Repetti-Ludlow, Kerry Sonia, John Walsh, Elizabeth Bienz, Eric Gruebel, Max Levine, Alon Navot, Marcelo Rivera-Gigueroa, Andrew Toblowsky, Rachel Wexler, Megan Cohen, Eunice Hong, Hannah Liu, Elijah Petzold, Jordan Rosenblum, Michael Tuval, and Sabrina Whitfill.