Funding for Research Projects in Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies
1. We fund or contribute to the funding of projects on ancient and premodern cultures (workshops, conferences, lectures and the like) that cross, blend, or extend disciplinary boundaries and/or explore new methodologies. Events and projects that are not limited in focus to one region, that involve partnerships across departmental boundaries and that involve more than one constituency (faculty, curators, post-docs, graduate students, etc.) are especially encouraged, in light of Archaia’s breadth.
2. Application requirements: a 1-2 page description of the project/event/program, indicating its rationale and relationship to the stated mission and interests of Archaia, a list of participants, and a budget with details of other sources of funding secured or to be sought.
4. Timeline: applications received by October 1st will be considered for projects scheduled for the Spring and beyond; applications received by February 1st will be considered for projects scheduled for the Fall and beyond.
List of past and upcoming projects funded or co-funded by Archaia.
- “Feeding on Dreams: Exiles and Exile in Late Antiquity”, April 23-5th 2018
- Archaeology from a Distance: Dura-Europos at Yale, January 8-9, 2018 (organizer, Lisa Brody YUAG)
- “Inscribing Death: Memorial and the Transmission of Text in the Ancient World,” February 23, 2018
- Women in Ancient Studies
- Collapse! What Collapse?: Societal adaptations to abrupt climate changes before global warming (opens as PDF), October 20-22
- “Between Heaven and Earth: Divination, Prophecy and Oracles in the Ancient World,” Yale University, April 20–21, 2017
- Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Twelfth Biennial Conference: “The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation”, March 23–26, 2017
- In the crucible of Empire: Resistance, revolt and revolution in the Greco-Roman World (opens as PDF), October 30–31, 2014
- Yale lectures in Medieval Studies (2014-15 and 2015-16)
- Cultures of the Classical (2014-15)
- Sara Cole and Elizabeth Lang, “Self and Space: Household Identity and Domestic Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East” (April 12, 2014)
The application process for funding concerning summer 2019 projects will be announced in early April.
Archaia, the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies, offers grants to graduate students in support of projects to be taken up in the summer. All Yale graduate students are eligible to apply; preference will be given to proposals from doctoral students in the pre-candidacy stage and to students in master’s programs who will be continuing their studies at Yale beyond the current term. The maximum grant is typically $1,000 and will be awarded in support of research, field work, or other activities that may involve travel, language study, or other work that has a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s ongoing studies at Yale. Applications are made available in the Spring through the Student Grants Database.
Archaia Study Tour
In 2017, Archaia introduced its first annual summer study tour. The tour is designed to familiarize students with a place and a problem related to antiquity and the premodern world through travel and exploration of the environment and material culture in their place of origin. The tour is open to graduate students in the Archaia qualification. For more on the study tour to Southern Italy lead by Professors Lenski and Hunter see here.
For information on the 2018 tour, see here