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Eric Rebillard

Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities

Eric Rebillard

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 127
438 McGraw Hall
er97@cornell.edu
607-255-8640

Educational Background

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.

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Overview

I study the transformations of religious practices in Late Antiquity.

My most recent work deals with early Christian martyr narratives. I published a new collection of texts: Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs, in the Oxford Early Christian Texts series (2017) and a monograph: The Early Martyr Narratives: Neither Authentic Accounts Nor Forgeries (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion; University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

Eighteen prior papers of mine have been translated into English and collected in a volume of the Variorum Collected Studies Series: Transformations of Religious Practices in Late Antiquity (Ashgate 2014). Christians and their Many Identities, which was published by Cornell University Press in 2012, is now available as a paperback.

I am a Guggenheim Fellow for 2020-21 and work on a redescription of the triumph of Christianity.

 

Keywords

Roman History

Departments/Programs

  • Archaeology Program
  • Classics
  • Medieval Studies Program
  • Religious Studies Program

Graduate Fields

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

Affiliations

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

Research

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

Publications

Books

Edited volumes

  • Group Identity and Religious Individuality in Late Antiquity. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Jörg Rüpke. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2015.
  • 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.