Many of our graduate students travel to conferences and give papers during their time at Yale; the Department is fortunate to be able to support such travel, which both broadens horizons and gives graduate students important professional exposure.
Our intellectual community combines expertise from many different fields within the broad umbrella of Mediterranean antiquity. The interests of the faculty range from traditional topics in classical philology to theories and methods in comparative literature, linguistics, comparative grammar, papyrology, numismatics, philosophy, and legal and comparative history. A special strength of Yale is the ability of our students to take courses in fields related to their work offered in affiliated departments. These include instruction in Egyptian language (including demotic and Coptic), archaeology, Assyriology, art history, literary theory, and palaeography, to name but a few. Find out more about graduate life at Yale here.