The Society for Ancient Studies (SAS)—an interdisciplinary graduate student organization at New York University—is hosting a one-day undergraduate conference on the ancient world on Friday, February 8th , 2019 in Manhattan. This conference, organized and moderated by graduate students for talented undergraduates in New York and surrounding states, will offer participants the opportunity to present their scholarship in the engaged professional setting of an academic conference.
Participants will be expected to present a 15-minute paper to a forum of their undergraduate peers, graduate students, and NYU faculty. Submissions may be a condensed version, or a particularly strong chapter, of an undergraduate thesis, an exceptional course paper, or an independent research project. We welcome work informed by any and all theories and methodologies, and encourage submission from students working in any discipline (e.g. Classical Philology, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, etc.) or geo-temporal focus ( e.g. Mediterranean and Atlantic Studies; Egyptology; Pre-Columbian, Near East, and East Asian Civilizations; Medieval Studies, etc.) .
Meals and regional travel reimbursements will be provided to all participants, and any audio-visual necessities will be arranged.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Dec. 15th, 2018
Interested students should email abstracts of no more than 300 words to the conference organizers, Joshua Blachorsky and Kyle Brunner, at NYUniversitySAS@gmail.com with the subject title “UG Conference Abstract.” A bibliography is not necessary. The document should also provide the following information: paper title, name, email address, departmental and university affiliation, and year of study.
Accepted persons will be notified within one week after the submission deadline.