In its first cycle of investigation, Global Antiquities aims for a grounded comparison of Greece, Rome, and China through three thematic clusters: People, Places, and Performances. Each of these will be studied in workshops that assemble the leading scholarly voices in the field. Proceedings will be published by a North American press (contract agreement is under way). Workshops are held every three years: People (2014), Places (2017), Performances (2020).
The time period under investigation is from the Late-Warring States through the Eastern Han Period (4th century BCE to the 1st century CE). In the Mediterranean world, we were aiming at an equivalent from the late Archaic period to the early Roman empire (6th century BCE to the 1st century CE).