Yale Workshop in Ancient Societies

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 the 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 2018-19 is “Sensory Experiences in Ancient and Premodern Ritual.”

Schedule 2018–19. All meetings start at noon in Phelps Hall, room 401. A light lunch is served.

September 14, Mick Hunter (Yale University)

October 12, Verity Platt (Cornell University)

November 2, Karl Taube (UC Riverside)

December 7, James McHugh (University of Southern California)

January 25, Bissera Pentcheva (Stanford University)

February 15, Ed Kamens (Yale Univeristy)

March 8, Kim Haines-Eitzen (Cornell University)

April 19, Mary Weismantel (Northwestern University)

For supplementary materials for the seminars: check the Archaia website.

Sponsored by the MacMillan Center. For further information or to make suggestions, please contact: carolyn.laferriere@yale.edu