Welcome to the Center for Late Ancient Studies (CLAS)!

 

Looking for more information on “Late Antiquity made New: A Celebration of the Work of Elizabeth A. Clark”?

Check out out Symposium page, where you can find the Schedule and our Registration page as well.  

 

CLAS seeks to promote the interdisciplinary study of the culture of the Roman Empire, its neighbors and successors, from the second to the eighth century C.E.  The Center was formally established in 2000, as a successor to the Late Ancient Studies Forum. The Forum, created in 1986, has gained international recognition through its sponsorship of a distinguished annual lecture series. Taking up the heritage of the Forum, the Center for Late Ancient Studies acts as an intellectual focus for the graduate students and faculty from different departments with shared historical commitment. In addition to the annual lecture series, the Center is active in creating and maintaining reading and discussion groups as well as in arranging conferences. Closely collaborating with colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Center also aims at establishing substantive inter-institutional links with neighboring universities.

On this site, you will find the most up-to-date information on future events and activities, including our lecture series, the Late Ancient Studies Reading Group (LASRG), profiles of our speakers and board members, as well as links to other groups and organizations with which we partner and general “Late Ancient” news.

To contact us, send e-mail to the director Laura Lieber, Ph.D. or direct your inquiries to:

The Center for Late Ancient Studies
Department of Religion
118 Gray Building, Box 90964
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708