Sean Lafferty

Dr. Sean Lafferty

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2010


Recent Publications

Journal Articles and Essays
  • “Law,” in Shane Bjornlie et al. (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Ostrogothic Italy (Brill Academic Press, forthcoming 2016).
  • Ad Sanctitatem Mortuorum: Tomb Raiders, Body Snatchers and Relic Hunters in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Early Medieval Europe 22.3 (2014), pp. 249-79.
  • “Law and Order in the Age of Theoderic the Great, c. 493-526,” Journal of Early Medieval Europe 20.3 (2012), pp. 260-290.
  • “Law and Society in Ostrogothic Italy: Evidence from the Edictum Theoderici,” Journal of Late Antiquity 3.2 (2010), pp. 377-404.
  • “Italy in the Twilight of Empire: The Decline of Roman Law and Culture under Theoderic the Great, c. 493-526, Canadian Journal of History 45.3 (2010), pp. 457-484.
Book Reviews
  • Shane Bjornlie, Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople (Cambridge, 2013) in the Journal of Late Antiquity 6.2 (2013), pp. 373-75.

Awards and Honors

  • Richard and Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant, Jacob Burns Law Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC (2015)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2011-2013)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Scholarship (2003-2007)
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