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Opening the Ancient World

A Public Academic Virtual Conference



Who Has the Power?

Leaders and Leadership in the Ancient World


August 14 & 15, 2022


This is a FREE public conference that will be livestreamed


and on:

SASA's YouTube & Facebook

Digital Hammurabi's YouTube

Voices of Ancient Egypt's YouTube

By Jove Theatre Company's Facebook

World History Encyclopedia's YouTube & Facebook

World of Antiquity's YouTube

Per-Hay Studio's YouTube

A chat function will allow you to ask questions wherever we are streaming!

(though questions will be moderated to ensure discussion stays on topic)

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About the Conference
Special Sessions RSVP
Schedule and Program

To participate in these Special Sessions, you MUST RSVP.

Special Session 1:

Roundtable on Community Building

August 14th, 2:30 - 3:45 pm EDT

Special Session 2:

Storytelling by Inspirational Independent Scholars

August 14th, 4:45 - 6:15 pm EDT

Special Session 3:

Workshop on Publishing Forums

August 15th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT

Conference Goals

Conference Goals

Save Ancient Studies Alliance is planning the second year of our NEW type of conference for ALL Ancient Studies scholars with the following goals:

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Present and support excellent scholarship by scholars around the world, who work outside academia, and researchers who have not followed the traditional tenure-track career path.

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Foster discussion and action regarding public outreach and scholarly inclusiveness. 

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Hold a conference freely available to the public. 

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 Continue building a joint community of scholars including both those whose occupations are inside and outside academia.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Kara Cooney

Egyptologist, archeologist, Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Language and Cultures at UCLA

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Dr. Sarah Allan

Burlington Northern Foundation Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus,

Dartmouth College. 

She specializes in the study of China before the Qin Dynasty.



Dr. Amanda Podany


Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She specializes in the study of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Middle and Late Bronze Age

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