The California Consortium For the Study of Late Antiquity
The California Consortium for the Study of Late Antiquity is made up of faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UCLA, and UC San Diego.
History 114C: Transformation of the Classical World (at UCLA)
Professor Ra’anan Boustan
CLA 190 Senior Seminar: The World of Late Antiquity (at UC Davis)
Professor Emily Albu
What happened to the Greco-Roman world after the so-called golden ages? Did it experience cultural transformation or did it crash and burn? These are questions still hotly debated among late antique historians. We study the peoples, lands, and cultures of the Roman Empire from the second through eighth centuries CE, with this debate in mind. For their oral presentations and final paper, students choose an ancient text, author, monument, city, or idea and trace its course through late antiquity.
Christopher Kelly, The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP)
Gillian Clark, Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP)
Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity AD 150-750 (Norton)
Bryan Ward-Perkins, The Fall of Rome and The End of Civilization (Oxford UP).