UCSB to host 2015 Association of Ancient Historians Meeting

The UCSB Departments of History and Classics will be hosting the Spring 2015 meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians (AAH). The AAH is the premier organization of ancient history professionals in the United States and Canada (for more information click here).



Ancient Mediterranean Studies (AMS) is an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphasis program that offers graduate students the opportunity to bridge the traditional disciplinary borders of fields constituting this area of Study. AMS embraces scholares from the departments of Anthropology, the History of Art & Architecture, Classics, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Our focus is the circum-Mediterranean worldfrom roughly the Bronze Age to the early Middle Ages.

The curriculum allows students to prepare themselves for innovation and success in the university, since most models for the future viability of the humanities depend on an interdisciplinary model of active cooperation across departments. The heart of the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program is the core seminar that runs bi-weekly throughout the academic year and features presentations by faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

Through AMS, any student already resident in the Ph.D. program of one of the participating departments can incorporate into their program of study the extensive course offerings and the broad range of faculty in this area, and engage in a lively dialogue with students across diverse disciplines.

The Ancient Mediterranean Studies program is closely linked to the Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, which is open to all faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at UCSB. We encourage interested faculty and students to attend the seminar meetings, and to consider joining AMS.

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