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12th Biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference: “The Fifth Century: Age of Transforma



The Society for Late Antiquity announces that the Twelfth Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity will be held at Yale University on the topic of “The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation.” The conference will be cosponsored by the University of Groningen.


In chronological terms there can be little doubt that the fifth century is the pivot point of Late Antiquity. It is arguable that it also represents the major watershed between a monolithic world still dominated by the Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries and the more tessellated worlds of the sixth and seventh. Whereas the fourth century is still very much an age of continuity with the earlier empire, the fifth can rightfully be viewed as the moment when Mediterranean Eurasia and North Africa witnessed profound political, social, religious, economic and cultural transformations. Shifting Frontiers XIII seeks to investigate the nature and impact of these changes

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 23-24-25-26/03/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Noel Lenski (Yale University); Jan Willem Drijvers (University of Groningen)

INFO: web - noel.lenski@yale.edu ; j.w.drijvers@rug.nl

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PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA: The program will be posted by November 15, 2016. Keynote Speakers:

  • Kate Cooper, University of Manchester

  • Ralph Mathisen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Featured Speakers:

  • Beatrice Caseau, Universite Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne

  • Cam Grey, University of Pennsylvania

  • Michele Salzman, University of California, Riverside

  • Sebastian Schmidt Hofner, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen

  • Philipp von Rummel, Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, Berlin

  • Edward Watts, University of California, San Diego

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