The California Consortium for the Study of Late Antiquity
The California Consortium for the Study of Late Antiquity unites the greatest concentration of scholars in this field on the West Coast. It brings together faculty and more than twenty graduate students from UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UCLA, and UC San Diego. The consortium creates an infrastructure of academic exchange between UC campuses for graduate students and faculty. Through multi-campus classes and regular meetings, it encourages shared and collaborative research between faculty, instructs graduate students in a variety of sub-disciplines, and provides pre-professional training for the academic job market. The group also addresses undergraduate students and the larger community through lectures and outreach activities.
The California Consortium for the Study of Late Antiquity had its origins in 1999, when the University of California Multi-Campus Research Group on History and Culture of Late Antiquity was constituted with funds from the UC President's Office.