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New MA in Mediterranean Archaeology for 2013-14

20 December 2012

Mediterranean archaeology

The Institute will introduce three new masters degrees in 2013-14, the third of which is concerned with the archaeology of the Mediterranean.

The Mediterranean, the world’s largest inland sea and a junction point of Europe, Africa and western Asia, is one of the major crucibles of cultural, economic and political change in world history, a focus of scholarship for all periods between the Palaeolithic and the present, and a place where the past plays a critical role in the present, as well as in the creation of a viable future.

The new MA in Mediterranean Archaeology, which will be jointly co-ordinated by Cyprian Broodbank and Corinna Riva, will draw on the Institute’s unique breadth and depth of research and teaching expertise in this field, taking the Mediterranean as a whole, from earliest times until the Roman period (with selective extension into later periods), with a focus from the spread of farming until the formation of the Classical world, to offer an advanced understanding of Mediterranean archaeology in the broadest sense.

According to the Institute's Director, Stephen Shennan:

  • This exciting new degree, which will provide students with new intellectual challenges and approaches to the study of the Mediterranean’s past, highlights the Institute’s long-standing expertise in this area and its position at the forefront of the discipline.”

Further details about this new degree or enquiries about the other Masters degree programmes offered by the Institute should be directed to the Institute's Graduate Programmes Administrator, Lisa Daniel.

Read more about the other new masters degrees being launched in 2013-14: