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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

Archaeology Seminar

Feb 16, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Twilight at the Museums

Feb 17, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Literature Seminar

Feb 17, 2016

Mycenean Seminar

Feb 18, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Upcoming events

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Dec 11, 2015

Applications are welcome for a Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) starting 01 September 2016 for 3 years. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for more information.

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