How to identify (and to cure) an error in the database

Following our advisory board workshop and the valuable feedback we received from the participants, we have recently been able to finalise the database, thanks to the successful work by our project’s Digital Humanities Developer, Matthew Groves. As one can expect, there were numerous considerations that surfaced only once the database was at a stage where […]

First Advisory Board Workshop, Sheffield 8-10 January 2015

[this post was written by our Co-I Dr Jakob Engberg, Aarhus University]   January 8-10 we had the First Advisory Board Workshop in Sheffield. The workshop was attended by Hanns Christof Brennecke, John Drinkwater, Jill Harries, Uta Heil, Katie Hemer, Simon Loseby, Harry Mawdsley, Elisabeth O’Connell, Hannah Probert and the project team (Julia Hillner, Harry […]

Vienna trip

New Blog written by Harry Mawdsley:   On the 11th of December, the project’s Sheffield contingent – Julia, Dirk and I – travelled to Vienna for the “Linking the Mediterranean” international workshop. The theme of the workshop, as implied by its title, was regional and trans-regional interactions during late-antiquity 300-800 AD. Given the persistent academic […]

Developing a database

It is always important to think about the foundations before a project gets started. I think this holds true for the categories upon which we want to build our database. Perhaps the topic of Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity appears to be straightforward. Who was exiled, where did they come from, where did they go. […]

When to begin?

The question of when to begin can be read in several ways, for example: when to begin this blog? The use of so-called ‘social media’ to broadcast research is now fairly widespread within the academic community. The promise of blogging, tweeting, instagramming and the like to reach as wide an audience as possible has also […]


Welcome to our blog ‘The Migration of Faith: Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity’! Late antique clerical exiles and their companions seem to have been everywhere in the late Roman empire, travelling, talking to people, writing letters, and often causing havoc, as such influencing a wide range of cultural, political, religious and legal developments in this […]