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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.

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

Exhibition. Myths, Memories and Mysteries: Artists Revisit the Past

Jun 30, 2014

Museum of Classical Archaeology

How to do things with History: a conference in honour of Paul Cartledge

Sep 26, 2014

Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA

The B Club

Oct 20, 2014

1.11

Singing Greek Poetry

Oct 21, 2014

Room G.19, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Douglas Cashin bursaries for Classics undergraduates in Cambridge

Sep 17, 2014

Douglas Cashin bursaries for Classics undergraduates in Cambridge

University Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 21, 2014

University Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)

How to do things with History: a conference in honour of Paul Cartledge

Jul 22, 2014

How to do things with History: a conference in honour of Paul Cartledge Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge September 26-27, 2014

Temporary Lecturer in Classics (Classical Art)

Jul 15, 2014

Temporary Lecturer in Classics (Classical Art)

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