This interdisciplinary workshop serves as a meeting ground for those who work on the ancient world at Yale, and is an important forum that allows sustained conversation about a common theme. The workshop meets once a month during the academic year, and is supplemented by the core graduate seminar in Archaia: Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. Presenters include Yale faculty and graduate students, as well as occasional visiting professors. The chronological scope of the seminar extends over the first millennium BCE and up through the premodern period; issues of reception are also considered.
The theme for 2019-20 is “Images of Cult and Devotion in the Premodern World.”
Organizers Jacqueline Jung and Laura Nasrallah
20 September Milette Gaifmann (Yale University, History of Art)
25 October Laura Nasrallah (Yale University, Religious Studies/Yale Divinity School)
15 November Paroma Chatterjee (University of Michigan) – Byzantine icons and ritual
24 January Margaret Graves (Indiana University) – Islamic art
21 February Laurel Bestock (Brown University) – Egyptology
3-5 April Conference organized by Subhashini Kaligotla (Yale) on “Temple Cultures and Pre-Modern Worlds in South Asia”
10 April Wei-Cheng Lin (University of Chicago) – Chinese Buddhist architecture and art
Sponsored by the MacMillan Center.