MA PROGRAM INTRODUCES NEW FIELDS IN 'ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY' AND 'TEXT AND CULTURE'

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MA PROGRAM INTRODUCES NEW FIELDS IN 'ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY' AND 'TEXT AND CULTURE'

Published on December 14 2010


 

The Department of Classics is pleased to announce the addition of two new fields to its MA in Classics:

Art and Archaeology
The Art and Archaeology stream provides an opportunity for students to specialize in the  visual and material culture of the ancient world. Faculty strengths cover chronological periods from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, alongside intellectual interests in topics ranging from mortuary archaeology to maritime interconnectivity, from villa landscapes to imperial architecture, from Greek vases to Roman dolls, and more. Recent research in the field and museum has taken faculty and students to Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, and Turkey; these projects, along with our archaeology laboratory and Cypriote Museum, provide a variety of hands-on learning experiences for students. The Art and Archaeology stream allows a focus on the role of objects and artifacts as key contributors to the broad understanding of antiquity.

Text and Culture
The Text and Culture stream provides an opportunity for students to specialize in the literary and historical cultures of the Greco-Roman world. Faculty strengths cover chronological periods from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, alongside intellectual interests in a wide range of cultural topics. Historical fields of research include maritime trade and economy, ancient spectacle and sport, gender and sexuality, religion, domestic and military history. In literary studies, faculty specialize in epic and elegy, rhetoric and historiography, and the reception of Classical texts beyond antiquity. The Text and Culture stream allows students to focus on literary and historical documents in their socio-cultural contexts, theoretical approaches to interpretation, alternative texts (such as inscriptions on stone and ceramics, papyri and numismatics) and innovative combinations of literary, historical, and material culture.

We are accepting students into these new fields for September 2011 admission.  Our application deadline is January 31, 2011. For information on our MA program and department faculty, please visit www.brocku.ca/classics.