Call for applications: “Text and Image in the Ancient World” Renmin University, Beijing, June 8-12

Sixth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop

“Text and Image in the Ancient World”

Venue: International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures Renmin University of China Beijing,

Time: June 8–12, 2020

The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, holds its sixth Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop on June 8-12, 2020. Four renowned scholars from the fields of Ancient Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian Civilization will present lectures and seminars on specific topics. 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


  1. Prof. Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (Mesopotamia)
  2. Prof. Tom Hare, Princeton University (Japan)
  3. Prof. Miao Zhe, Zhejiang University (China)
  4. Prof. Ben Haring, Leiden University (Egypt)


  • June 7: Arrival and registration
  • June 8-11: Lectures, seminars, and research activities
  • June 12: Student presentations and plenary conclusion
  • June 13: Departure

The program accepts forty Ph.D. students and young scholars who specialize in the study of antiquity, globally conceived. Half the number of participants are 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, as are postdoctoral students and young scholars. 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, 2020, to:


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