Save Ancient Studies Alliance has partnered with Digital Hammurabi to create a new type of online conference for ALL Ancient Studies scholars, scheduled for Sunday – Monday, August 15th – 16th, 2021.

We aim to bring together scholars who do not normally have the opportunity to present and engage with scholarship, including:
• those who completed a PhD and are now professionals in other fields,
• those who left PhD programs, or have had to take time out of their studies,
• contingent faculty,
• academics from marginalized groups,
• teachers, professors, and staff from all educational institutions,
• cultural resource management professionals, and
• independent scholars.

All scholars of the ancient world are welcomed and encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper or panel in the subject areas of Religion, Culture, or History of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Topics can range from the discussion of an academic paper to a discussion on the successes and struggles of teaching an ancient curriculum.

In addition, all presenters are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one of the two discussion groups:
– Diversity in Ancient Studies: Problem Solving Through Outreach
– Lateral Thinking: Academic Skill sets in the “Real” World

Keynote addresses will be given by
• Dr. Mark Smith, Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton University
• Heba abd el-Gawad, Postdoctoral Researcher for “Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage: Views from Egypt” at the Institute of Archaeology, University College of London
• Dr. Moudhy al-Rashid, Assyriologist and Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford
• Saber Parian, Independent Scholar, Iran

To propose a paper, panel, or just for more information, please visit the website:

Abstracts will be accepted until April 30th, 2021.

Below are the links that we encourage you to share with your members 🙂