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: Yulia Minets, “The Slow Fall of Babel: Languages and Identities in Late Antique Christianity”

Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Lecture: Tina Shepardson, "Memories of Violence: From Heretics to Martyrs in Sixth-Century Syria"

Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 12:00 pm

The Council of Chalcedon (451 CE) led to a split in the eastern church that remains until today.

Location: Scheide Caldwell House, Room 209

Work in Progress: Mary Farag

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

Faber Lecture: John Duffy

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


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