By 2017, we will have delivered a wide range of books and articles around late antique clerical banishment. These will in many cases develop out of project events and will be informed by the evidence and analytical tools available within our database.


J. Hillner, Prison, Punishment and Penance in Late Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Winner of a 2016 PROSE Awards Honorable Mention 

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D. Rohmann, Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2016)








J. Hillner, J. Ulrich, J. Engberg, Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2016) (Early Christianity in the Context of Antiquity, vol . 17)



Julia Hillner, Approaches to Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity: Strategies, Experiences, Memories and Social Networks

Part I: Clerical Exile and Social Control

Éric Fournier, Constantine and Episcopal Banishment: Continuity and Change in the Settlement of Christian Disputes

Harry Mawdsley, Mapping Clerical Exile in the Vandal Kingdom (435–484)

Dirk Rohmann, Enforced Career Changes, Clerical Ordination and Exile in Late Antiquity

Part II: Clerics in Exile

David M. Reis, Exile, Identity and Space: Cyprian of Carthage and the Rhetoric of Social Formation

Jörg Ulrich, Dionysius of Alexandria in Exile: Evidence from his Letter to Germanus (Eus. Caes., h.e. VII 11)

Uta Heil, From Hippolytus to Fulgentius: Sardinia as a Place of Exile in the First Six Centuries

Jakob Engberg, Exile and the Dissemination of ‘Donatist’ Congregations

Margerita Vallejo Girvès, Banished Bishops Were Not Alone: The Two Cases of Theodorus Anagnostes, Guardian and Assistant

Part III: Discourses, Legacies, and Memories of Clerical Exile

David M. Reis, Tracing the Imaginary in Imperial Rome

Éric Fournier, Amputation Metaphors and the Rhetoric of Exile: Purity and Pollution in Late Antique Christianity

Jennifer Barry, Receptions of Exile: Athanasius of Alexandria’s Legacy

David Natal, ‘I will never willingly desert you’. Exile and Memory in Ambrose of Milan


Special Journal Issue (scheduled for c. 2019, subject to peer review)

We are preparing a special journal issue to be submitted to Studies in Late Antiquity: A Journal, provisionally entitled Exile in Late Antiquity: Space, Community and Memory.

David M. Reis, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’: The Rhetoric of Displacement in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Spatial Practice

Éric Fournier, Episcopal Exile in Gregory of Tours’ Merovingian Gaul

Richard Flower, Textual Communities of Exile under Constantius II

Julia Hillner, The Female Networks of Exiled Clerics in Late Antiquity

Jenny Barry, Remembering Exile: Ecclesiastical Historians and Christian Flight

Elisabeth O’Connell, Anti-Chalcedonian Bishops in Exile: Rhetoric and Reality


J. Hillner, ‘Exclusion, intégration ou exclusion par l’intégration ? Géographies du banissement et asile à la fin de l’empire romain (ve-vie siècle)’, in C. La Rocca, S.Joye (eds.), La construction du sujet exclu (IVe-XIe siècle): l’individu, la société et l’exclusion (forthcoming Turnhout: Brepols 2018).