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.
Scholars have long shown how the churches of the Armenian Bagratid kingdom (10th-11thc) find their sources in local buildings of earlier centuries. Yet few have explored the evidence which connects Bagratid-era elites most directly to their earlier built landscape: the royal inscriptions recording donations, tax exemptions, and…
Yitz Landes, a graduate student in the Department of Religion, won the prize for his paper "The Rise of the Jewish Patriarchate and the Dissemination of Rabbinic Literature". The prize is given annually to the best graduate student essay on any subject relating to the study of Late Antiquity.
The notion of time has emerged in both medieval art history and musicology as a key category for understanding works of art in their historical and cultural contexts. This graduate workshop investigates the notion of time as a fundamental dimension in the various artistic expressions of the Middle Ages. It offers doctoral candidates in a…