The AMNE community takes advantage of the unique, interdisciplinary nature of the department.

We have research strengths in the following areas:

  • The material culture and history of Greater Mesopotamia, the Bronze Age Mediterranean, Egypt, Palestine, Sicily, and the Roman Empire.
  • Greek and Roman culture, Greek philosophy, Greek and Latin literature, and Greek mythology
  • Hebrew Bible studies, Jewish studies, and early Christian history and literature.
  • Aspects of gender, law, economy, politics, urbanism, performance, ethnicity, and social status in ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman civilizations.
  • Historiography, receptions of the ancient world, and digital approaches to the past.

The Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies has an outstanding record for research. Our faculty members are internationally recognized for contributions to scholarship in their fields. Some of the honours our faculty have received in recent years:

More detailed information on the research interests of specific faculty members can be found by visiting our People page.