Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity

The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity (CSLA) fosters interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation among University members who study the period extending from 200 to 800 CE in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Comprised of specialists in history, classics, religion, art and archaeology, and Near Eastern studies, the CSLA provides a forum for discussion among students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton Theological Seminary. The committee also organizes a program of public lectures, often in collaboration with other departments and programs.

The CSLA is under the aegis of the Council of the Humanities.


Upcoming Events

Lecture: Matthew Milliner, "The Mary Underground: Some Subterranean Global Virgins"
Thu, Mar 28, 2024, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
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Lecture: Christian Robin, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Thu, Apr 11, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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Lecture: CSLA Lecture: Constanza Cordoni de Gmeinbauer, University of Vienna and Austrian Academy of Sciences
Wed, Apr 17, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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Lecture: Christine Roughan, Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton
Thu, May 2, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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Colloquium: Climate Change and History Research Initiative, 2024
Mon, Jun 3, 2024, 9:00 amWed, Jun 5, 2024, 5:00 pm

The past five years have seen multiple breakthroughs in establishing the past as a key dimension for global change researchers and highlighting the need to bring environmental history, archaeology, environmental humanities, environmental science disciplines together with nonacademic holders of local and traditional knowledge and practitioners…

Announcements

Peter R. Brown Prize

We would like to invite applications for this year’s Peter R. Brown Prize.
 
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…

Peter R. Brown Prize 2023

Emily Chesley, a graduate student in the Department of History, won the prize for her paper "Gendered Responses to Military Violence in Late Antique Mesopotamia: A View from Syriac Sermons". The prize is given annually to the best graduate student essay on any subject relating to the study of Late Antiquity.

Peter R. Brown Prize

Applications are now Closed. 

We would like to invite applications for this year’s Peter R. Brown Prize.
 
The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity sponsors the annual Peter R. Brown Prize for the best graduate student essay on any…