Welcome to the website of the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity! We are an interdisciplinary committee with a lively presence on campus.  Please read about us on this site. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.  If you would like to be added to our electronic mailing list, please send an email to csla@princeton.edu.

Upcoming Events

Lecture: Janet Kay, "Burying the Past and Building the Future: Funerary Archaeology and Communities in Fifth-Century Britain"

Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 12:00 pm
Respondent: Helmut Reimitz, History
Location: Room 103 Scheide Caldwell House

Lecture: "Blood on the Floor: Mosaic Art, Violent Imagery, and Militant Piety in a Galilean Synagogue"

Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: 203 Scheide Caldwell House

Faber Lecture: Caroline Humfress, "Law Before Islam"

Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: Scheide Caldwell House 103

Conference: "Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages"

Thu, May 17, 2018 (All day) to Sat, May 19, 2018 (All day)

A Conference in honor of Professor John Haldon

Location: 211 Dickinson Hall

Colloquium: "Climate Change and Societal Resilience in Premodernity"

Fri, May 25, 2018, 1:00 pm to Sun, May 27, 2018, 1:00 pm

HIS / CCHRI Multidisciplinary Colloquium


The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity invites Princeton faculty members whose research focuses on the Late Antique period to apply for a fellowship.
Last month, history Ph.D. candidate Lee Mordechai successfully defended his dissertation, “Costly Diversity: Transformations, Networks, and Minorities in Byzantium, 976-1118.” Mordechai’s dissertation unearths the social revolution in elite Byzantine society over the eleventh century.
Daily Princetonian article from April 20, 2017