Constantine's Dream: Belonging, Deviance, and the Problem of Violence in Early Christianity
Constantine's Dream, a three-year collaborative research project based in the University of Manchester, asks a very modern question about ancient history: how do changing religious ideas and values alter the landscape of the possible where tolerance, conflict, and violence are concerned?
A core research team based in Manchester's Centre for Late Antiquity is directed by Professor Kate Cooper and includes established scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral students. We are grateful for funding from Research Councils UK through the Global Uncertainties: Ideas and Beliefs scheme sponsored by two of its member councils, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Here's a video about some of the ideas behind the project that was made by a group of undergraduate students from the Combined Studies programme at the University of Manchester for a team project: