Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Collectio Avellana

Emperors, Bishops, Senators: The Significance of the Collectio Avellana


On April 1-2 2011, the John Felice Rome Center, in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome and Istituto Patristico “Augustinianum,” hosted a conference on the Collectio Avellana, a collection of imperial, senatorial, and papal documents between 367 and 553 AD. The conference was inspired by a research project of Dr. Alexander Evers and brought together historians from all over the world for a weekend of scholarship.

The conference focused on new insights into the history and structures of the Roman Empire and of the Church, with specific discussions on topics such as topography of Rome, bishops and authority, women and power and Roman power. The conference will be hosted in Oxford in 2013 and in Chicago in 2015.

Collectio Avellana Conference Details