This post marks the formal launch of a new project, ‘Romans, Christians, and their Books, 300-486 CE’. The project explores how the changing form of the book in late antiquity shaped how readers and writers thought about literature. The project website also serves as the landing-page for a graduate seminar which will run in the second term of the 2017-18 academic year at UBC, on the topic of ‘The Ancient Book’.
Preliminary work on the project is being undertaken over the summer of 2017 thanks to two International Work Learn Undergraduate Awards from the Faculty of Arts at UBC, which enabled the appointment of two undergraduate research assistants, Ches Walton and Alexandra Ore.
As the project continues, this blog will be updated periodically with news and short accounts of our findings. You can also follow us on Twitter at @lt_ant_books.