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
Global Antiquity Announces a New Series of Brownbag Lunch Talks
Global Antiquity is pleased to announce a new series of brownbag lunch talks. These are intended to provide a casual venue in which UCLA faculty and affiliates...
“Art Break” on the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Hosted by the Getty on Friday, January 26
Art Break: 'Unwrapping' the Book of the Dead at the Getty The J. Paul Getty Museum invites you to a conversation with Heba Abd el Gawad and...
Co-Sponsored Lecture: Reconnaissance-Birds and Celestial Signs in the Gilgamesh Epic and Genesis Flood Accounts
Global Antiquity is pleased to co-sponsor a talk titled Reconnaissance-Birds and Celestial Signs in the Gilgamesh Epic and Genesis Flood Accounts by Adam Miglio (Wheaton College) on Thursday,...