Journal of Late Antiquity

The Journal of Late Antiquity (abbreviated JLA ) is an antique scientific journal dealing with late antiquity. It is published twice a year in March and October.

The first issue appeared in the spring of 2008. According to the French magazine published since 1993 Antiquité tardive is the Journal of Late Antiquity, the second journal (and the first English-language ) that has explicitly dedicated to the late antiquity. The establishment of the new journal reflected the fact that the Late Antiquity is an increased focus especially towards the end of the 20th century in the focus of research and now become particularly in Anglo-Saxon into an independent field of research. The idea was born in 1995 organized by the Society for Late Antiquity conference Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity at the University of Kansas, but got only in 2003 at a conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara solid contours. Ralph W. Mathisen was instructed to look for publishers for the new journal. Finally, in 2005 the Johns Hopkins University Press as a publisher was officially adopted. After a long preparation time was released in 2008 the first volume.

The journal is an interdisciplinary and wants contributions from all areas of medieval studies Classical Studies and gather the deal with of late antiquity. This is very wide here defined as the time from the Late Classic to the Carolingian era (c. 250-800 AD) in the Western European, Eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Sassanid and early Islamic world. Here is the magazine not only provide longer essays, but also be open to smaller notes; In addition, each issue contains a review section, where the latest research literature of professionals is discussed. The Journal of Late Antiquity is indeed published in the United States, but internationally oriented and is open to scientists from all countries; However, language of publication is English.

Publisher is Ralph W. Mathisen, act as co-editor Scott Bradbury, Noel Lenski and Claudia Rapp. Editors of the review part are Michael Kulikowski, Richard Lim, Hagith Sivan and Dennis Trout. The scientific council sit internationally recognized researchers such as Roger S. Bagnall, Glen Bowersock, Peter Brown, Averil Cameron and Walter Pohl.

Already the first issues were included in the professional world with interest, the number of subscribers rose to the third edition of March 2009 to about 350 mainly private subscribers.