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Late Ancient Studies Reading Group (LASRG)

The Late Ancient Studies Reading Group (LASRG) is a regular group of faculty and graduate students that convenes to discuss recent publications in the world of late ancient scholarship. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds, including classics, ancient and medieval history, art & archaeology, Judaic studies, Islam, Early Christianity, and others.

LASRG generally meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, during the academic year. More information about the readings and location is sent through the group’s mailing list. If you would like to join the group’s mailing list or attend a particular meeting, please contact the graduate coordinator (eac.clas at duke.edu).


The next LASRG meeting will be Thursday, March 4 at 8pm (ET). We will discuss Adi Ophir & Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Goy: Israel’s Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford University Press, 2018)

**To download the readings for LASRG, please visit the “LASRG Readings” page (click here).**  

This site is password protected to ensure our compliance with copyright regulations.  The password has been distributed to the e-mail list or others who have registered for the meeting. Should you have missed the message, please contact the graduate coordinator.

Tentative Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Spring 2021
Date Time Reading
Thursday, February 4 8pm Maria Doerfler, Jephthah’s Daughter, Sarah’s Son: The Death of Children in Late Antiquity (University of California Press, 2020)
Thursday, March 4 8pm Adi Ophir & Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Goy: Israel’s Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford University Press, 2018)
Thursday, April 1 8pm Jean-Luc Fournet, The Rise of Coptic: Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2020)
Thursday, May 6 8pm Maijastina Kahlos, Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450 (Oxford University Press, 2019)

 

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