Dr Christopher Kelly is a Reader in Ancient History and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Corpus Christi College.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, CB2 1RH
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Chair of the Faculty Board Faculty of Classics
Cambridge CB3 9DA
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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. His 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 two edited volumes, Unclassical Traditions I (Alternatives to the Classical Past in late Antiquity) and II (Perspectives from East and West in late Antiquity) (Cambridge, 2010 and 2011). He was an editor of the Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society/Cambridge Classical Journal from 2000 to 2006 and is currently reviews editor for the Journal of Roman Studies. He held a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship from 2006 to 2008. Current projects include an edited volume, Theodosius II: Rethinking the Roman Empire in late Antiquity (for Cambridge) and a monograph, Confronting the Classical: The Making of the Past in late Antiquity (for Harvard).
Chair of the Faculty (from January 2013)