“Exploring the complexities of economic, social, political and religious change over centuries and millennia…”
Welcome to the homepage for the Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization, or MACS for short. This is a new doctoral program at the University of Toronto designed for students engaging in graduate research in Mediterranean archaeology and ancient history. The Mediterranean offers unrivalled opportunities for exploring the complexities of economic, social, political and religious change over centuries and millennia, across a vast region that is at once a coherent unit and a region with incredible diversity. Students will be trained in the various methods required to undertake innovative research in the Mediterranean’s varied prehistoric and historic contexts.
MACS is an interdisciplinary venture spanning five departments: Art, Classics, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Anthropology, and The Study of Religion. In addition, significant support is provided by the Archaeology Centre.