In Ancient Mediterranean History the Department has long enjoyed a strong reputation for graduate training and research. M.A., Ph.D., and HILS students who have earned degrees in this field hold excellent positions in colleges and universities, and in museums and other cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The Department cooperates in this field with eminent faculty in collateral disciplines: in Classical Languages and Literatures, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Art History and Archaeology, Philosophy, Architecture, and Anthropology. The Washington, D.C., area abounds in special resources for students of the Ancient Mediterranean, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, the Hellenic Center, and the Library of Congress, and we cooperate with the Center for Early Christian Studies at the nearby Catholic University of America. Students in Ancient Mediterranean History currently have the opportunity to participate in University- sponsored excavation projects in Greece, Israel, Turkey, and Italy. Students in this field are eligible for all types of departmental and University-wide financial aid, including fellowships and teaching assistantships. The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies offers targeted financial aid for students in the history of ancient Judaism.