(Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds
A Workshop Hosted by Global Antiquity for Colleagues in California
December 5–6, 2023 | Royce Hall 306
Global Antiquity is thrilled to announce its inaugural workshop titled “(Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds.” This event, held at UCLA in Royce 306 over two days (December 5 and 6, 2023), will include invited speakers from across the University of California and the greater Los Angeles area whose research employs comparative methodologies to work beyond and in between the boundaries of existing fields. The workshop provides a forum in which to explore equitable comparisons of cultures, the equivalencies of past human experiences, and a common humanism rooted in ancient worlds. The resulting discourse may then encourage reflection on the role these worlds still play in shaping our contemporary identities and how this humanism may benefit the present.
The workshop will feature speakers and topics covering a diverse array of ancient worlds, from West Asia, North Africa, and the Mediterranean to East Asia and the Americas. Themes explored over these two days include: the interconnectivity of ancient states and communities; diversity within established areas of inquiry; reception; pedagogy; and working across disciplines.
(Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds is generously co-sponsored by the following departments, centers, and programs at UCLA: Asian Languages and Cultures, Art History, Classics, the CMRS-Center for Early Global Studies, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, the Program in Indo-European Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, and the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.