A New Vision of the Ancient Worlds
Global Antiquity provides a space for scholars at UCLA and beyond to explore the full diversity of the ancient past. By adopting a capacious and cross-disciplinary discourse on antiquity, Global Antiquity strives to foreground the entanglements of past cultural achievements and inspire a new vision of the ancient worlds.Learn More
Humanities Based Research
Global Antiquity brings together scholars working on every ancient world, from the earliest communities of the Near East and Africa to the ancient pasts of all residents of the Los Angeles area. This diversity of perspectives encourages a more equitable way to think about comparison and a unique opportunity to address areas of inquiry fundamental to the Humanities.
In order to properly address the diversity of ancient worlds, Global Antiquity aims to incorporate perspectives that may fall outside of traditionally defined academic communities. It also disseminates its work to the largest audience possible in an effort to promote awareness of how a wholistic view of the past may encourage a more empathetic and accepting view of cultures in the present.
Founded in 2022, Global Antiquity brings together scholars and community members from UCLA, the greater Los Angeles area, and around the globe. It supports all approaches to ancient studies while also promoting a new dialogue that foregrounds the equivalency of past human experiences. At UCLA, numerous faculty currently specialize in various fields of ancient studies. Within the Division of the Humanities, they represent the departments of Art History, Asian Languages and Cultures, Classics, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures as...Learn More About Us
Reminder: Anatolia and the Classical World, Thursday December 7
A friendly reminder that the J. Paul Getty Museum invites you to a day of Getty Villa Scholar Lectures on Thursday, December 7 beginning at 10:00 am. Please RSVP by clicking...
“(Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds” Workshop, December 5–6
Global Antiquity is convening a workshop titled (Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds. This event, held at UCLA over two days, December 5–6, 2023, will include invited speakers from the University...
Bryant Kirkland wins Goodwin Award of Merit
Global Antiquity congratulates Professor Bryant Kirkland, whose recently released book, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception, was awarded the Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from...