The UBC Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies department leverages the unique and interdisciplinary nature of our department in facilitating student and faculty research.

Our strengths include 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.

We explore themes of gender, law, economy, politics, urbanism, performance, ethnicity, and social status within ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman civilizations. Furthermore, we delve into the fields of historiography, modern receptions of the ancient world, and vanguard digital approaches to the past.