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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

B Club

May 02, 2016

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Archaeology Seminar

May 03, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Archaeology Seminar

May 03, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Philology Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Literature Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Upcoming events

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Cambridge Schools Video Competition

Apr 25, 2016

The shortlist for the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition is being revealed this week (one film at a time). There has been an amazing range of entries and it has been a very hard choice. To see how the Classicists of the future have done visit one of the links below...

Professor Mary Beard awarded Bodley Medal

Apr 06, 2016

The Faculty notes with pleasure that Professor Mary Beard has been awarded the Bodley Medal at the Oxford Literary Festival on 5 April 2016.

New ERC Project: CREWS

Apr 05, 2016

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Dr Pippa Steele has been awarded a European Research Council grant (c.1.5M euros) to run the project 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' (CREWS) for five years from the beginning of April.

Hiddleston on Classics

Apr 04, 2016

Actor Tom Hiddleston discusses the pleasures and rewards of studying Classics at Cambridge in an interview with Stephen Colbert

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