Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity
Master of Arts
From the pyramids to the Colosseum, from the Olympic Games to Mecca, our department offers a unique opportunity to link past, present, and future by exploring the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East. Our remarkably diverse faculty includes world experts who both teach and research every aspect of the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome, including their influence on modern religion, literature, and art. Adjunct faculty in Philosophy and at the Vancouver School of Theology add to the diversity of our research interests, while members of our faculty are cross-appointed with History, Philosophy, and the Institute for Social Justice.
|Bablitz, Leanne||Roman history, Roman law, Roman courtrooms, , Roman social history and law, Roman topography, Roman legal procedure|
|Cooper, Elisabeth||Archaeology of greater Mesopotamia|
|Cousland, Robert||classical Greek mythology, Jewish-Hellenistic litereature, Greek mythology and religion, religion and comporary music, film and literature|
|De Angelis, Franco||Ancient Greek world history, environment, urbanism, developmnet of societies, colonization, economics, ancient literature|
|Fisher, Kevin||Archeological Data Analysis, Archeological Excavation Methods and Techniques, Dynamics of Social Transformations, Urban Spaces and Urbanity, Social Life / Societal Life, Near Eastern archaeology, Mediterranean archaeology, built environments, architecture, urbanism, digital archaeology, social interaction, power|
|Gardner, Gregg||Judaism, Rabbinic Literature, Rabbinic Judaism, Mishnah, Talmud, Jewish Studies, Jewish Law, Jewish Ethics, Charity, Jewish Ethics, Archaeology of Israel, Archaeology and Hebrew Bible, Archaeology of Jerusalemn|
|Griffin, Michael||Greek philosophy, Ancient philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Proclus, Neoplatonism, Ancient logic|
|Keddie, George Anthony||Religion, Ethnicity, and Economy in the Roman East; Apocalypticism in Judaism and Christianity; Jewish and Christian Material Culture and Epigraphy; Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; Archaeology of Roman Palestine; Urban Contexts of Christian Origins; Classical Ethiopic (Ge'ez) Language and Literature; Theory and Method for Religious Studies and Social History|
|Marshall, Christopher Warren||Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, Performance and Theatrical Productions|
|McCarty, Matthew||archaeology and art of the Roman Empire and Iron Age Europe/North Africa; ancient religion and ritual practice; interplays between texts, practices, and objects; imperialism, colonialism, and identity in the ancient world; interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, comparative (especially comparison with Qin/Han China), and theoretical approaches; historiography of archaeology|
|McElduff, Siobhan||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media, Translation History (pre-modern), Translation and gesture, Cheap literature and classical reception, Book history (18th, 19th centuries), Ballads|
|Milstein, Sara||Religious Contexts, Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Studies, literary history of the Bible, Near Eastern scribal culture, Mesopotamian literature, biblical and cuneiform law|
|Schneider, Thomas||Egyptian history and phonoly|
|Yoon, Florence||heralds and the representation of the absent; anonymity and naming, particularly in Greek Tragedy; props and silent characters in Greek drama|
The Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies Department is pleased to announce a publication by Dr. Anthony Keddie, which has just been published by Cambridge University Press. The title of Tony’s book is Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and...
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies is pleased to announce that Siobhán McElduff has been named as a recipient of a Public Humanities Course-Release Award. This award, bestowed by the new Public Humanities Hub (PHH) at UBC-Vancouver, supports research excellence among...
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies stands in solidarity with the students, staff and faculty at the University of British Columbia and worldwide who will participate in the Global Climate Strike on September 27, 2019, to demand urgent action on the climate emergency....
The Development Office has announced a generous $1M gift made by the Diamond Foundation to support Jewish Studies at UBC. The announcement can be found here: https://support.ubc.ca/news/diamond-foundation-donates-1m-to-support-jewish-studies-at-ubc/ Congratulations to Dr. Gregg Gardner, current...
Dr. Susanna Braund has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Class of 2019. She is one of the ninety-three new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science who have been elected by their peers for their exceptional scholarly, scientific and...
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and religious Studies is very pleased to announce the success of three of our faculty in the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) competitions this year. Gregg Gardner has won an Insight Development Grant for his project entitled “...