Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
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Postgraduate research

The Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) offers a thriving research environment for postgraduates interested in Late Antiquity and the Byzantine era.

We welcome enquires from prospective research students.  If you would like to find out more please visit the Classics research degrees or Archaeology research degrees pages.

Current and recent PhD students linked to CLABS are listed below.




Marisoly Alvarez  


Transformations in the expression of social identity within the towns and hinterlands of central and southern Spain, between the Late Antique period and the Islamic Emirate (ca. AD 450–950)

Stuart McCunn


Roman army logistics in Late Antiquity

Nikki Rollason


Taking on the mantle of authority: gifts of clothing in late-antique literature [completed]

Jingyi Shen


The manufacture technology and provenance of low fired glazed wares in China and the Middle East (7th–10th century)

Alex Siu


Chemical compositions of Islamic glass in the 9th–12th centuries, with a focus on Syria, Turkey, Georgia and China

Thomas Smith


An interdisciplinary study of vessel glass from Bulgaria between the fourth to 14th centuries

Robert Stone


Representations of barbarians in Late Antiquity

Rebecca Usherwood


Merited Oblivion ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ and the Constantinian Dynasty [completed]


Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4484