The Working Group on Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages at the Centre for Medieval Studies is hosting a Symposium for scholars in the Toronto area this October 1st and 2nd. This event will feature keynotes by Nicholas Everett and Yitzhak Hen, as well as two days of panels where faculty and graduate students working in the field of Late Antiquity present their research, followed by a reception.
Spanning the centuries from the conversion of Constantine to the new millennium, the period alternately designated Late Antiquity or the early Middle Ages was one of profound importance. From questions of religion and law to ethnicity and politics, from literature to demographics and more, scholars now more than ever have begun pushing the boundaries of our understanding of this period. At the University of Toronto, there are many of us doing just that from a broad range of different perspectives, and we hope you will join us in discussing our research at this event, held from 10 am on October 1st and 2nd in the Shook Common Room.