Center for Early Cultures

The Center for Early Cultures was formed in the spring of 2006 to highlight the strength of teaching and research at UCI that focuses on the earlier centuries in many different cultures, and to provide an intellectual and social space for the exchange of ideas among faculty and graduate students working in these areas. Our mission is to help develop a complex narrative about cultures that crosses temporal and geographical as well as disciplinary boundaries. To this end, we engage with collaborative projects both on- and off-campus and disseminate information about events, research and funding opportunities for early-culture scholars. Each year we sponsor a variety of events that create occasions for fulfilling our mission.


Lyle Massey


Ryan Gurney