A University-Wide Initiative for the Study of Antiquity and the Premodern World. New frontiers and new perspectives on early civilizations. READ MORE

WELCOME TO ARCHAIA — the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Civilizations. We aim to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in antiquity and the premodern in a collaborative interdisciplinary forum. Archaia supplements the curriculum with seminars, including its flagship Ancient Societies series, conferences, and special lectures by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars, and offers a graduate qualification open to all PhD students at Yale and to students at the Divinity School. Through team-taught classes and multi-disciplinary initiatives, we foster opportunities to broaden our understanding of early civilizations and the methodologies employed to study them. Archaia is generously funded by the MacMillan Center, the FAS Dean’s Office, the Departments of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Judaic Studies Program with additional support from the Departments of East Asian Languages and Literatures, History of Art, Religious Studies, Yale Divinity School, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Read more

In the news

A Message from the Chairs Eckhart Frahm Irene Peirano Garrison This Newsletter marks the end of the first year during which the two of us have co-chaired ARCHAIA, Yale’s...
Carolyn Laferrière at the Yale University Art Gallery
Archaia’s Postdoctoral Associate, Carolyn Laferrière, has accepted a two-year appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for the...
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In the midst of school closures and a shift to online learning, Archaia is glad to announce some good news. This spring, two Archaia-affiliated professors were granted tenure...