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.
- Sight and Sounds of Ancient Ritual, exhibition at YUAG curated by Carolyn Laferriere, November 9, 2018–March 3, 2019
- Ethical Reading: Exemplarity – A joint Oxford-Yale Conference, March 10-11, 2019
- “New approaches for studying the past: a workshop on experimental archeology at Yale”, Sept. 25th 2018, YUAG
- “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)
Archaia, the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies, announces a special opportunity for grants in support of projects to be taken up in summer 2020. The maximum grant will be $500. Grants will be awarded in support of research with a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s ongoing studies at Yale. Funds may be used, for example, to cover the cost of distant learning (e.g. language courses) or to purchase books or order digital representations of research materials so as to permit ongoing work if social distancing and closures persist.
Applicants will be required to submit a report on their activities, including receipts for expenses authorized under the grant.
Application deadline: April 24th
Notification deadline: May 8th