HS4 Late Antiquity


HS4 (previously PHI8) is a group of faculty and graduate students devoted to the study of religion, culture, art, literature, and philosophy in the ancient Mediterranean during the later Roman empire (a period known as Late Antiquity). Its members are mainly from Religious Studies, Classics, and Philosophy departments at Colgate, Cornell, Hamilton, and Lemoyne, Its members has also included scholars from University of Rochester, University of Buffalo, and Vassar. The group has met twice per semester since 2000 for seminars devoted to work in progress by members and visiting scholars, and discussing new books in this interdiscipinary field. Thanks to previous Corridor support, we hosted a two-day symposium at Colgate in 2014 (as PHI8) and a two-day symposium at SU in Spring 2019 (Trees).

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Active since: 2013

Group Organizers

Georgia Frank

Professor of Religion

Virginia Burrus

Professor of Religion

Kim Haines-Eitzen

Professor of World Religions

Jennifer Glancy

Professor, Religious Studies

Group Members

Virginia Burrus (Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor, Department of Religion, Syracuse) Albrecht Diem (Professor of History, Syracuse) Georgia Frank (Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion, Colgate) Jennifer Glancy (Professor of Religious Studies, LeMoyne) Barbara Gold (Edward North Professor Classics and Greek Literature Emerita, Hamilton) Kim Haines-Eitzen (Paul and Berthe Hendrix Memorial Professor, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Religious Studies, Cornell) Karmen MacKendrick (Professor of Philosophy, LeMoyne) Anne Merideth (Professor of Instruction in Religion, Univ. of Rochester) Patricia Cox Miller (Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor, Emerita, Department of Religion, Syracuse) Glenn Peers (Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History, Syracuse) Carolyn Twomey (Visiting Assistant Professor of History, St. Lawrence)

Non Corridor Members

Suzanne Abrams Rebillard (Corning Museum of Glass) Rebecca Krawiec (Professor of Religious Studies, Canisius College)


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Group Outcomes


HST's projects have been organized by a group known as LARCeNY (est. 2001), which stands for Late Antique Religion in Central New York. This partial list of publications which acknowledge the support of this group conveys the importance of workshopping work in progress.