Ancient Cities, Modern Inquiries: Contemporary Debates Focusing on Africa and the Middle East

Sponsored by Yale's Programs in International Educational Resources

July 5 - 9, 2016

Location: Yale University, Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT

A Summer Institute for Educators

Africa and the Middle East not only dominate newspaper headlines today, but appear in countless history textbooks as the birthplaces of humanity and civilization. Join us this summer as we explore the ancient city in various African and Middle Eastern contexts as it was historically conceived, built, and lived in over time and geopolitical space.  

The institute will offer a thematic survey of the most important ancient cities in Africa and the Middle East, addressing topics such as daily life, ancient urban design and architecture, and how ancient peoples solved urban problems that continue to challenge cities today. With leading experts drawn from across the United States, we will discuss how the decision to live in cities continues to inform the present through the legacies of urbanization. 

Tuition for the program is $175. Please complete the registration form no later than March 18, 2016. Space is limited.

To register and for more information, please visit the website here.