The period of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle ages, the era between the reigns of Diocletian and Charlemagne (4th – 9th cent AD, or later for more northern parts of Europe) is associated with many socio-cultural, economic and religious changes. In recent years, archaeological research on individual aspects of this period has increased; for regional syntheses, however, a European perspective is necessary.
The working group “Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages” (AGSFM) provides a platform for current research on this period. We hold annual conferences and publish the proceedings. We also keep a mailing list for scientific exchange.
The working group was founded in Xanten on June 8, 2006. The 72 founding members elected the scientific board, consisting of a spokesperson and four advisory board members. A new election takes place every two years.