Ray Van Dam

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Ray Van Dam

Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies

1029 Tisch - 1003

Office Location(s): 2733 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.763.1193
rvandam@umich.edu

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Classical Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Later Roman empire, religion and society, the Greek East under Roman rule
  • About

    Director, Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History
    Professor, History 
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Classical Studies and Department of Near Eastern Studies

    Selected Publications:

    Leadership and Community in Late Antique Gaul (University of California Press, 1985)

    Saints and their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul (Princeton University Press,1993)

    Kingdom of Snow: Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002).

    Families and Friends in Late Roman Cappadocia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003).

    Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003).

    The Roman Revolution of Constantine (Cambridge U.P. 2007)

    Rome and Constantinople: Rewriting Roman History in Late Antiquity (Baylor University Press, 2010).

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Cambridge Univ., UK, 1977