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DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE:
Professor Roger S. Bagnall
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
ISAW Library: The ISAW Library is a full-service, non-circulating library of approximately 40,000 volumes related to the history, language, literature, and material culture of the ancient world, from the Western Mediterranean across the Near East and Eurasia to Northern China. The strengths of the ISAW Library collection mirror the research and teaching interests of ISAW's faculty and students: we have extensive holdings in Greek and Roman material culture and history, Egyptology, Mesopotamian Archaeology and Assyriology, Central Asian and Iranian Studies, and Early China.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Study of the Ancient World
In addition to the documents required by the graduate school for all applications, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World requires a writing sample that may not exceed 35 pages double-spaced and a separate list of all ancient and modern languages (other than English) in which the applicant has some proficiency. This list should be uploaded on one of the ‘Additional Information’ pages of the online application. The list should indicate the applicant’s level of each language in concrete terms (e.g., what are the most extensive or difficult texts that the applicants has read) and how the language was acquired.