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Centre for Late Antique and Medieval studies

The Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (LAMS) is an academic initiative housed at the Leiden University Institute of Philosophy. It brings together researchers and academics working on one or more aspects of late antiquity and medieval studies, across the fields of philosophy, history, theology, material culture, anthropology, law, religion, and linguistics. The Centre’s research purview will cover the major global religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism, as well as late ancient pagan traditions.

We seek to promote cross-discplinary dialogue among late antique and medieval studies specialists, to encourage candid conversations on scholarly approaches and research methodologies, and discover ways to blur the rigid, sometimes restrictive boundaries reified long before our generation, that remain hitherto unchallenged, undertheorised, and unproblematised.

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