Late Antiquity has for a long time been studied as a pivotal period in Western history. Cultural, social and religious transformations, fluctuating political roles, and tumultuous foreign relations, inter alia, have both shaped the importance of this field and ensured its growth as a discipline. In the last two decades fresh methodologies and increasing openness to developments in other disciplines, such as Religious Studies, have helped to redefine previous conceptions of core themes and develop new perspectives.
This workshop aims to bring together different perspectives from scholars, both new and experienced, in order to broaden our understanding of Late Antiquity, increase awareness of developments in the field, and foster new avenues of thought. Organized by graduate students, in collaboration with the Ottawa Network for the Study of Late Antiquity, the LAWW will convene annually to collaborate on various themes and provide a forum for up-and-coming debates.
The present site will be in use temporarily to organize this year's event, pending permanent relocation.