Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
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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.

Roman helmet, early 4th century AD

Key aims and expertise

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

The Centre was established in 2007 by members of the then separate, now merged, Archaeology and Classics departments at University of Nottingham.

The Centre hosts an annual series of research seminars, inviting UK and international scholars to talk at CLABS sponsored events at the university, with a longer-term objective to hold 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

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

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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