Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Classics and Archaeology in the Byzantine world 

The Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) is a research group in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham.

It has the aim of fostering interest in the Late Antique period in western Europe and the Byzantine Empire in the Balkans, north Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Key aims and expertise

The Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) was established by in 2007. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the Late Antique and Byzantine Empire broadly during the period c. AD 300 to AD 900.

The Centre hosts regular research seminars, inviting UK and international scholars to talk at the University. It also sponsors conferences arising from the research interests of relevant staff members.

These staff members have published extensively on a range of topics within Late Antique and Byzantine studies and include distinguished scholars of these subjects, such as the Honorary President of the Centre Wolf Liebeschuetz, Emeritus Professor of Classics.

Centre director

Dr George Woudhuysen 
(Department of Classics and Archaeology) 


Mailing list

To receive emails about forthcoming events, or if you are interested in the work of CLABS, please contact George Woudhuysen.

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Arch of Constantine on a sunny day with Colosseum in background and crowds of people to the right of the photo


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Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

The University of Nottingham
School of Humanities
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4484