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The Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies celebrates its new identity

Questioning and building upon what has come before

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada has officially changed its name to the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies. This new name better reflects the integrated nature of the department’s teaching and research specializations and the spirit of its interdisciplinary unit, which is committed to furthering new and emerging methods and interrogating older frameworks of inquiry. The unit is working actively to critique and combat those frameworks used to justify ideologies of exclusion and inequality, and as such it is critical that its identity aligns with the intention to welcome all. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and its teaching and research embraces the enormous diversity of the ancient world, with its multiplicity of peoples, languages, cultures, and religions.

You can find information about the department programs here: amne.ubc.ca.