Last Call. CEU Summer Course:
Luminosus Limes: Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity
June 29 –July 4, 2015 Budapest, Hungary
Please circulate to interested students and colleagues.
Just a few places remain. Last final definitive deadline — really! — 15 March 2015.
The Central European University Summer University announces the course
Luminosus Limes: Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers in Late
Antiquity, June 29 –July 4, 2015 Budapest, Hungary
Marianne Sághy, Central European University, Hungary
Ralph W. Mathisen, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Sabine Huebner, Basel University, Switzerland
Levente Nagy, University of Pécs, Hungary
Ekaterina Nechaeva, American Academy of Rome, Italy
Galit Noga-Banai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Danuta Shanzer, Vienna University, Austria
Zsolt Visy, University of Pécs, Hungary
Ádám Szabó, Hungarian National Museum, Hungary
Brief course description
This course explores the dynamic transformation of classical frontiers between the second and the sixth century from a multidisciplinary perspective: archaeology, social and cultural history, art, theology, and literature. Frontiers have become
increasingly significant in the study of Late Antiquity, the fastest growing historical discipline, as scholars recognized the fundamental importance of shifting barriers in the process of transformation that led from the classical to the post-classical world. Frontiers once firmly separating empires, ethnic
groups, religions, friends and even the sexes have been intensely crossed in late antiquity – a phenomenon comparable only to the recent transition from modernity to post-modernity (a comparison that we intend to exploit in our methodology). People living in the Roman world between the second and the sixth century tore down many walls demarcating cultures, religions, ethnicities.
Offering a groundbreaking approach to the field of border studies including social, gender, ethnic and religious categories with the participation of outstanding scholars in the field, this course will provide students with a solid knowledge of up-to-date international scholarship on frontiers: a strong theoretical background as well as hands-on acquaintance with physical borders
and material artifacts excavated along the limes.
All those attending the course will be provided by CEU with a Certificate of Attendance.
Central European University’s summer school (CEU SUN), established in 1996,is a program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals. It offers high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty).
Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.
Final application deadline: March 15, 2015
For further academic information on the course and on eligibility criteria and funding options please visit the web site at
CEU Summer University