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Center Projects

From Jesus to Muhammed
This is a book and digital project, based on the honors course of the same name, developed by Professors Klingshirn, Griffith, and Rousseau, assisted by Dana Robinson (an alumna of our doctoral program and now at Creighton University).  In addition to lecture texts and reading lists, it will include maps and pictorial sources.  Progress depends on futher funding.  See more.

International Consortium for Collaborative Research (ICCR)
This project has gradually changed its character.  Based on a concept originally developed with our colleague Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (Peterhouse, Cambridge), we are now less formal in our structure and expectations.  We still invite the interest of the 100 or so international scholars we have at various times approached; and we are beginning to explore the possibility of collaboration with institutions as well as individuals.
A unifying theme that captures our interest is "The Body Politic in the Post-Roman World."  The idea is to measure the correspondence between new polities and new understandings of the individual human being.  But this theme is not in any way binding and probably would not suit everybody.  Professor Rousseau is partly responsible for fostering these developments, and you are invited to consult the "Current Research" page on his website.  See more.


First Millennium Network
The Network organizes lectures and seminars in the Greater Washington DC area. Colleagues from local universities and invited speakers from further afield come together to discuss historical and cultural developments that give the First Millennium a degree of coherence.  Particular attention is paid to the interplay between the great Abrahamic monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and their relations with the classical tradition.  See more.
Caesarius of Arles

In collaboration with the association Aux Sources de la Provence (ASP), the Center is engaged in a project to document the life, writings, and reception of Caesarius, bishop of Arles (502-542).