5 Dec Constantine, Eusebius of Caesarea and the Future of Christianity. Lecture by Peter Brown, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, who will outline the notion of the future expansion of Christianity as espoused by Eusebius of Caesarea and as applied by emperor Constantine. Brown will attempt to illuminate how Christians of the age of Constantine would have viewed Christianity's future prospects. 18.30.
12-13 Dec Libraries, Lives and the Organization of Knowledge in the Pre-Modern World. Two-day conference examining the history and role of libraries, archives and lists over the course of antiquity as well as the changing attitudes towards knowledge production and the changing content of "learnedness" itself. 09.00-18.00.
The American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina 5, tel. 065852151, www.aarome.org.