Welcome to the Ottawa Network for the Study of Late Antiquity (ONSLA)
Welcome to the Ottawa Network for the Study of Late Antiquity (ONSLA), based in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The Network promotes the study of the Mediterranean world from the 3rd to the 7th century, a vibrant period of religious, political and socio-economic changes, and one of the most profound periods of cultural change in history.
Our members are drawn from Canadian universities primarily in the Ottawa region but also further afield. They are experts in various fields of study needed to understand the Late Antique period in all its complexity, such as rhetoric, history, historiography, religion, philosophy, palaeography, archaeology, papyrology, epigraphy, and ancient languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Syriac).
In addition to our research and graduate studies, the Network sponsors lectures and other events which are open to the public. We hope that you will join us!
Jitse Dijkstra, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, and Coordinator of ONSLA