Studies in Late Antiquity (SLA) is an international forum for innovation and reflection on global Late Antiquity (150 - 750 CE) which questions and expands on received models and methods. Primary points of interest include interconnections between the Mediterranean and Africa, Iran, Arabia, the Baltic, Scandinavia, the British Isles, China, India and all of Asia, as well as disrupting the assumed connection between the late ancient/Christian Mediterranean and modern, western Europe.
SLA seeks contributions that pose unusual questions, draw new connections through comparative approaches, reflect on methodology, propose revisions to received models, or integrate theories and methods from a wider selection of disciplines than are customarily included in historical, theological, or philological approaches. These include queer, feminist, and post-colonial scholarship. SLA seeks to open door to collaboration and exchanges across disciplinary, geographical, and institutional boundaries.
Fields and topics addressed in the journal include, but are not limited to, Archaeology, Cultural Geography (including Cartography), Economics, Environmental History, Ethnography and Race, Gender and Sexuality, History (including Cultural History), History of the Arts (including Architecture, Art, and Music), Law, Literature and Rhetoric, Material Culture (including Codicology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, and Papyrology), Historical Demography, Philology, Philosophy, Reception, Religion, Science (including Medicine and Technology), and Theology.
In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, Studies in Late Antiquity also features book and exhibit reviews.
Studies in Late Antiquity adheres to the University of California Press Statement of Publication Ethics. The full statement is available here.