Daniel Caner

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1998, Ph.D., Ancient History & Archaeology, U.C. Berkeley
1992, M.A., Ancient History & Archaeology, U.C. Berkeley
1986, A.B. (magna cum laude), Classics, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise

Late Antique Society & Culture with special focus on the Mediterranean Near East, 250-750 CE;
Early Christianity;
Monasticism and Ancient Utopias;
Historical Narration and Hagiography, Greek and Latin


Born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Caner graduated magna cum laude in Classics from Princeton University in 1986. After working in Greece, Antarctica, and Boston, he studied at UC Berkeley, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. (in 1992 and 1998) from the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology. Since 1999 he has held a joint appointment in the Department of History and Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures (Division: Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies) at the University of Connecticut. He spent 2004-2005 in Washington, D.C as a Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Center, Spring 2007 as a Visiting Fellow in Jerusalem at Hebrew University’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and 2011-2012 in New York as a Visiting Research Scholar at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. His current research focusses on ideals of wealth and religious gift giving in the Roman Empire of the East, c.450-650 CE.

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