Grad Student / Young Scholar Workshop, with Application

Third Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop: “Ancient Historiography in Comparison”

International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures, Renmin University of China (Beijing, June 13–18, 2018)

The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, holds its third Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar workshop on June 13-18, 2018. Four renowned scholars from the fields of Ancient Chinese Historiography, Ancient Greek and Roman Historiography, and Ancient Jewish and Biblical Historiography will present lectures and seminars on specific topics. In addition, there will be a keynote lecture at the beginning of the workshop. There also will be student research activities to complement the lectures and seminars. The principal language of instruction and interaction will be English.

Meeting Place:

Renmin University of China, Beijing


Prof. Yang LU, Peking University (Ancient Chinese Historiography)

Prof. Yuri PINES, The Hebrew University (Ancient Chinese Historiography)

Prof. Nino LURAGHI, Princeton University (Ancient Greek and Roman Historiography)

Prof. Mark S. SMITH, Princeton Theological Seminary (Ancient Jewish and Biblical Historiography) 

Keynote speaker:

Prof. Martin KERN, Princeton University


June 13: Arrival and registration; keynote speech over dinner

June 14-17: Lectures, seminars, and research activities

June 18: Student presentations and plenary conclusion

The program will accept forty Ph.D. students and young scholars who specialize in the textual study of antiquity, globally conceived. Half the number of participants will be admitted from Chinese universities, the other half from universities from around the world. Those who have passed their required Ph.D. qualifying examinations and have started writing their dissertations are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral students and young scholars are likewise encouraged to apply.

Room, board, and other local expenses will be provided by the Center at Renmin University. Students are expected to cover their own transportation and visa expenses, hopefully with the assistance from their universities or other scholarships. All necessary visa documentation will be provided by the Center.

 Applications should be sent by March 15, 2018, to:


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