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Dr Christopher Kelly

Dr Christopher Kelly

University Reader in Ancient History

Chair of the Faculty Board

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

Cabinet of Curiosities: children's trail

Oct 27, 2014

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Ancient History and Archaeology Seminar

Dec 02, 2014

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Literature Seminar

Dec 03, 2014

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Cambridge Classical Reception Discussion Group

Dec 04, 2014

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Dec 05, 2014

Room 1.11, Faculty of Classics

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W H D Rouse Junior Research Fellowship - Christ's College, Cambridge

Nov 27, 2014

W H D Rouse Junior Research Fellowship - Christ's College, Cambridge

Applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2015

Nov 17, 2014

Applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2015

2014 James Henry Breasted Prize

Oct 27, 2014

The Faculty offers its warm congratulations to Alex Mullen whose book "Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean: Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Iron Age and Roman Periods" has been awarded the 2014 James Henry Breasted Prize by the American Historical Association.

Douglas Cashin bursaries for Classics undergraduates in Cambridge

Sep 17, 2014

Douglas Cashin bursaries for Classics undergraduates in Cambridge

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