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: Mary Farag, "The Ritual Economy at Consecratory Festivals in Late Antiquity"

Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Medieval Conference: Failure in the Middle Ages

Workshop: "The Filologos and the Antiquarius"

Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 9:00 am to Sun, Mar 31, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location: TBD

Lecture: Joseph Sanzo on his book "The Crucified Christ in Everyday Life"

Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 4:30 pm

Faber Lecture: John Duffy

Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Conference: "Ērānshahr in the Age of Transition: West and Central Asia Between Late Antiquity and Islam"


Princeton graduate students whose research focuses on the late antique period may apply for a CSLA fellowship.

On Friday, December 7, Tina Shepardson, Department Head and Lindsay Young Professor, Department of Religious Studies at the University of...

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Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, was present to award his namesake prize, which is given annually to the...