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Rebillard, Eric

Professor

email:
phone: 607/255-8640
room: Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 127

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Department Appointments

  • Classics (CLASS)
  • History (HIST)

Graduate Fields

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • History
  • Medieval Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies

Other Affiliations

  • Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS)
  • French Studies Program
  • Program of Jewish Studies

Keywords

Roman History

Overview

Professor Rebillard received his PhD from the Sorbonne (Paris, France) in 1993 and is a former member of the Ecole française de Rome. He came at Cornell in 2004 after having held a research position in the French CNRS between 1996 and 2003. He works on the transformations of religious practices in Late Antiquity. His second book has recently been translated into English: The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity. He is also the Editor of L'Annee philologique on the Internet, the Bibliography of reference for Classical studies, and Principal Investigator of the Classical Works Knowledge Base Project.

Research

  • History of Late Antiquity and Early Christianity
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Roman Funerary Archaeology

Courses

Spring 2014 Office Hours:
MW 10:00-11:00, and by appointment

Spring 2014
Sages and Saints in the Ancient World (CLASS 3644/HIST 3644/RELST 3644)
Topics in Ancient History (CLASS 7682/HIST 6300/JWST 6642/NES 6642)

Fall 2013
History of Rome I (CLASS 2681/HIST 2670)
Joint Seminar (CLASS 7810)

Spring 2013
History of Rome II (CLASS 2682/HIST 2671)
Topics in Ancient History (CLASS 7682/HIST 6300/JWST 6642/NES 6642)

Fall 2012
History of Rome I (CLASS 2681/HIST 2670)
Roman Social History: Problems & Methods (CLASS 4638/CLASS 7688/HIST 4383/HIST 6383)

Selected Publications

Books
  • Christians and their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012.
  • The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009 [English translation of Religion et sépulture: l’Église, les vivants et les morts dans l’Antiquité tardive (IIIe-Ve siècles). Civilisations et sociétés 115. Paris: Éd. de l’EHESS, 2003].
  • Musarna. 3, La nécropole impériale. Collection de l’École française de Rome 415. Rome: École française de Rome, 2009.
  • In hora mortis: évolution de la pastorale chrétienne de la mort aux IVe et Ve siècles dans l’Occident latin. Bibliothèque des Écoles Françaises d’Athènes et de Rome 283. Rome: École française de Rome, 1994.
Edited volumes
  • Les frontières du profane dans l’Antiquité tardive. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Claire Sotinel. Rome: École française de Rome, 2010.
  • Economie et religion dans l’Antiquité tardive. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Claire Sotinel.  Special issue of Antiquité tardive 14 (2006): 15-116.
  • Hellénisme et christianisme. Edited by Michel Narcy and Éric Rebillard. Lille: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2004.
  • Orthodoxie, christianisme, histoire = Orthodoxy, christianity, history. Collection de l’École française de Rome 270. Edited by Susanna Elm, Éric Rebillard and Antonella Romano, Rome: École française de Rome, 2000.
  • L’évêque dans la cité du IVe au Ve siècle: image et autorité. Collection de l’École française de Rome 248. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Claire Sotinel. Rome: École française de Rome, 1998.