The Department works closely with related units such as the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Centres for Medieval Studies, the Study of Religion, and the Study of Drama, the Archaeology Centre, and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. We encourage interdisciplinary work, especially at the PhD level.
Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization (MACS) *new as of 2017-2018*
This new specialization brings together the skills and experiences of faculty from Classics, Art, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Anthropology and Religion to forge a unique blend of expertise and guidance for those pursuing advanced study in Mediterranean Archaeology. Students will obtain a degree in one of the collaborating departments with additional coursework focused on interdisciplinary approaches to the archaeological record and participation in field projects. More information is available on the MACS Website. Professors Carrie Fulton and Sarah Murray will be the primary Classics faculty teaching MACS courses.
The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Medieval Studies cooperate with the Department of Classics in the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP), which combines specialist training tin the tools and methods of the history of philosophy with graduate-level study of philosophical topics. For students enrolled in the Program through Classics, two of the five research seminars will normally be taken in non-historical fields of philosophy. Supervision is provided by faculty from Classics, Philosophy and Medieval Studies, according to the field of research. The collaborative program sponsors conferences, workshops, and visiting speakers; the program also offers a regular proseminar (AMP2000Y) which meets weekly during the academic year. For further information, consult the program website or email the program director, Professor Rachel Barney.
Collaborative Program in Ancient History (ColPAH)
The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and the Department of History at York University cooperate in the Joint Collaborative Program in Ancient Greek and Roman History (ColPAH). This program has its purpose to make available to students of Ancient Greek and Roman History one of the largest and best concentrations of specialists in the field in North America, and the methodological diversity which comes from drawing on two disciplinary contexts, the linguistic and philological strengths of the Department of Classics and the expertise and methodologies of colleagues working in a Department of History. Students in the collaborative program take two courses specific to the program, at least three graduate half-course in Greek and Roman History offered by the collaborating units, and all the remaining degree requirements of the Department of Classics. For further information, consult the program website or email the program director, Professor Andreas Bendlin.
University of Toronto graduate departments in conjunction with Massey College sponsor an interdisciplinary program in Book History and Print Culture (BHPC) in which the rich physical and human resources of the University of Toronto are brought to bear on multiple aspects of the creation, transmission, and reception of the written word. For further information, consult the program website or contact the program director, Professor Thomas Keymer.
The Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) provides students with an opportunity for advanced feminist studies in concert with a MA or PhD degree in another discipline. The program offers a rich interdisciplinary environment in which to grapple with how gender and sexuality are tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, nation, global capitalism, violence, aesthetics, and other pressing concerns.
The CWGS is administered by the Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI). The CWGS brings together 34 graduate programs, more than 100 courses, and over 100 graduate faculty members across seven faculties (Arts & Science, Information Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing, OISE, and Social Work). Our core faculty brings transnational feminist commitments to the study of diverse sites and their interconnection, with particular focus on Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the United States.
Students who successfully complete the requirement of the collaborative program will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies” on their transcript, in addition to the master’s or doctoral degree from their home graduate unit. For further information, consult the program website or the Graduate Administrator.
The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies offers a collaborative graduate program (MA and PhD). For further information, consult the program website or email the program assistant, Rebecca Thorpe.
The Department of Classics is a collaborating member of the Centre for Jewish Studies, one of the most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America. Drawing on faculty from a variety of disciplines, the Centre for Jewish Studies is distinguished by the chronological coverage and methodological diversity of its faculty and course offerings. For further information, consult the program website or email the Director.
The Department of Classics is a collaborating member in the Editing Medieval Texts Collaborative Program. The program offers intensive training in all aspects of manuscript-related work in both Latin and the medieval vernacular languages, including palaeography, textual criticism, codicology, and diplomatics and diplomatic editing. For further information, consult the program website or email the program director, Professor Alexander Andrée.