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This interdisciplinary seminar brings together faculty and advanced graduate students whose research lies in the Mediterranean world of late antiquity. The range of the seminar includes the Mediterranean world of the third century C.E., defined primarily by the dominant Roman Empire; the fundamental transformations that characterized the fourth and fifth centuries, from the development of Christianity as a political power, to the collapse of the western empire and its division into various barbarian kingdoms, to the establishment of a single imperial power in Constantinople; and the new religion of Islam and further momentous transformations that ended the fundamentally Roman unity of the late antique period. The participants in this seminar are not only based in different departments, but also come from different disciplinary backgrounds. Each possesses specialist knowledge, language skills, and methodological approaches to textual and material evidence that can help inform the research of the others.
This seminar is sponsored in partnership with the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Fall 2023 All meetings are on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:30 PM and will be held in a hybrid format in Dunford 2229 (UTHC Small Seminar Room) and via Zoom.
October 18 – Guest speaker: C. M. Chin, UC Davis