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Dr Christopher Kelly

Dr Christopher Kelly

University Reader in Ancient History

Fellow and Director of Studies at Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christ College
Cambridge
CB2 1RH

Office Phone: 01223 761007

Areas of expertise

C Caucus (History):

Research Interests

Christopher Kelly is a classicist and historian with a wide range of interests in the ancient world: these include government and power, its use and abuse, the society and culture of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian, the rise of Christianity, and Edward Gibbon and the Grand Tour. Current projects include an edited volume – The Pattern of Empire – of essays by Keith Hopkins (for Cambridge University Press) and a monograph, Confronting the Classical: The Making of the Past in late Antiquity.  He is Reviews Editor of the Journal of Roman Studies.

Key Publications

Dr Kelly's books include Ruling the Later Roman Empire (Harvard UP, 2004), The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2006), The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome (Norton, New York, 2009) and three edited volumes: Unclassical Traditions I: Alternatives to the Classical Past in late Antiquity; Unclassical Traditions II: Perspectives from East and West in late Antiquity; and Theodosius II: Rethinking the Roman Empire in late Antiquity (Cambridge, 2010, 2011 and 2013).

Upcoming events

Classical Reception Seminar Series

Mar 05, 2015

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Mar 06, 2015

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Classical Archaeology Seminar

Mar 10, 2015

Room 1.04

Upcoming events

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War and Strife in Ancient Philosophy

Feb 27, 2015

The 2015 Cambridge Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy

Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Ancient History)

Jan 30, 2015

Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Ancient History)

REF 2014 Results

Jan 06, 2015

Results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise

Charles A. Goodwin Prize for Merit 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Charles A. Goodwin Prize for Merit 2014

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