Classical and Mediterranean Studies
Vanderbilt archaeologists discover important medieval and Roman artifacts in ancient port city of Caesarea
Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt archaeologists have uncovered clues to everyday life in the medieval Near East, as well as the best-preserved remains found to date of Herod’s Temple of Rome and Augustus, at the site of what was once a bustling port city on the Mediterranean.
Dec. 4, 2019—Previously trashed items that offer insight into Romanian life during the overthrow of its totalitarian dictatorship in 1989 comprise a new exhibit at the Divinity Library.
May. 13, 2019—Faculty members Rebecca K. VanDiver and Phillip I. Lieberman are the only professors in Tennessee to receive 2019 Summer Stipends from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
‘The Archaeology of Interactions: Christians, Jews and Muslims in Late Antique Palestine and Jerusalem’ March 14
Mar. 12, 2018—The Vanderbilt Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies presents Gideon Avni, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who will address "The Archaeology of Interactions: Christians, Jews and Muslims in Late Antique Palestine and Jerusalem" beginning at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203.
Feb. 12, 2018—The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in nations such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Cohen Memorial Hall through March 2.
Dec. 11, 2017—"Cultures in Clay," a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.
Oct. 16, 2017—Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.
Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.
Sep. 26, 2016—The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.