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

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 Comparative Antiquity Collaboration invites initial ideas and proposals for academic year 2018-19, in a wide range of categories listed below. The Collaboration is a new, three-year, multifaceted research and teaching initiative under the auspices of the Humanities Council.
The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity sponsors the annual Peter R. Brown Prize for the best graduate student essay on any subject relating to the study of Late Antiquity. The prize consists of a cash award of $1,000. Only graduate students enrolled at Princeton University are eligible.
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.