The Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization (MACS) Program


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 the MACS Website.


For the 2018 - 2019 semester, various talks and events will highlight research in Mediterranean Archaeology. You can find any changes to the schedule on the Calendar page.




2018-2019 MACS Proseminars

Classics Department, Lillian Massey Building 205, 125 Queen's Park











































Past MACS Lectures:



September 21, 2017

Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto - “Timing the arrival of the Philistines in the Southern Levant: the field to lab radiocarbon dating approach”





















October 19, 2017

Dr. Michael Chazan - "Paleolithic Perspectives on the Mediterranean"


November 24, 2017

Dr. Theotokis Theodoulou - "The Antikythera Shipwreck. History, Archaeology, Technology"

2:30pm - Room AP 246, 19 Russell Street, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.


November 25, 2017

Thalassa: Underwater Archaeology in the Ancient East Mediterranean - ROM Symposium




















December 7, 2017

Dr. Ted Banning - "The emergence of Neolithic households”


January 18, 2018

Dr. Carl Knappett - "Connectivity in the Bronze Age Aegean”




















February 15, 2018

Dr. Sarah Murray - "Dark Age in the Mediterranean”




















March 8, 2018

Dr. Tim Harrison - “Small Scale Socio-Political Complexity and Imperial Interaction in the Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean”?


Underwater Recording at the Bronze Aegean anchorage of Maroni-Tsaroukkas, Cyprus


November 1, 2018


Dr. Bjoern Ewald (Department of Art, UofT)

Art, society and context in antiquity: a complicated relation



December 6, 2018


Dr. Phil Sapirstein (Department of Art, UofT)

Digital Autopsy and the Temple of Hera at Olympia: rethinking the origins of Greek monumental architecture



February 7, 2019

Dr. Alessandro Sebastiani (SUNY Buffalo)

Title: TBA



March 7,2019

Dr. Naoise MacSweeney (University of Leicester)

Title: TBA



April 4 or 11 2019

Dr. Jerry Rutter (Dartmouth College)

Title: TBA


The Archaeology Centre, 19 Russell St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S2.    email: