Michael Maas will discuss "After Atilla: Rethinking Steppe Nomads in Roman Late Antiquity."
Maas is the William Gaines Twyman Professor of History at Rice University, where he is the director of the B.A. Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. Last year, he was director in Byzantine studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Center and Library. Maas publishes in the field of Late Antiquity. His most recent book, The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila, appeared in 2015. Currently in production with Cambridge University Press is a co-edited (with Nicola Di Cosmo) volume titled Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity. He is completing a book about late antique ethnography.
This event is presented by the Five College Faculty Seminar in Late Antiquity and sponsored by Five Colleges, Inc., the Amherst College Department of Religion, the University of Massachusetts Department of History, the Mount Holyoke College Department of Religion, the Smith College Department of History and Smith College Classical Languages and Literatures.