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

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For those who missed Frank Snowden’s workshop, you may view here: https://yale.zoom.us/rec/share/9K1O-Weml2Lk3Sp0pnz4YRY02AYSVi6CusSPrgsxq5P-a_Rdj3CrSfbymVqqoybm....
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Come and hear about our new initiatives for the year, including our flagship lecture series (Ancient Societies) and core seminar on  ”Law and Historiography”, led by...