Indiana University, Bloomington, IN * April 2-5, 2009

Shifting Frontiers VIII

Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity

Beneath the familiar political and religious narrative of late antiquity lies a cultural history both more complicated and more fascinating. Late antiquity was a time of intense cultural negotiation in which new religious communities and new populations sifted through existing modes of cultural expression, adopting many elements for themselves and turning others aside. This conference seeks to understand how cultural transformation occurred amidst the political and religious disruption that can seem characteristic of late antiquity.

Indiana University Bloomington