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The NYU Center for Ancient Studies is seeking to engage the work of current PhD candidates as part of our second round of video presentations in the Emerging Scholars series. In this series, we aim to showcase research that takes innovative approaches to the study of the ancient world broadly conceived or that incorporates non-traditional materials and/or methods. We are also especially interested in highlighting the work of scholars from groups that are or have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in the field of ancient studies and in the academy at large.

The format of the videos will feature individual PhD candidates who briefly describe their research and then engage in conversation with an NYU faculty member that positions this work in relation to broader scholarship. These videos will be advertised as part of the Center's academic program and highlighted on our website. Previous Emerging Scholars videos can be viewed here.

To these ends, we seek self-nominations from students working in the ancient world. We will attempt to host as many scholars as possible in the coming semesters, and our selection will be made with a view to covering a variety of material, geographies, periods, disciplinary approaches, and methodologies.

To submit a proposal, please send a short abstract (250 words or less) on your topic of research along with a current CV to: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the faculty director of the Emerging Scholars Project, Hallie Franks, at

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