Justin Hamblin-Yule


Contact Information

Email: justin.yule@mail.utoronto.ca

Bio and Research

Justin Yule is doing a PhD in Classics with a specialization in Ancient History. His chief research interests pertain to the Culture and Religion of the Late Roman Empire. In particular, he is interested in comparative approaches to the cultural co-incidence of late pagan cults and early Christianity. Areas of focus include: Oracles in the Late Empire, the Self in Pagan Religion, Christian Martyrdom, Early Monasticism, Patristic Literature, the letters of Julian the Apostate.

Justin graduated in 2013 with a BA in Classics from Queen’s University in Kingston. He was awarded the Medal in Classics for accomplishment. He also holds an MSc in Intellectual History from the University of Edinburgh, and an MA in Classics from the University of Toronto. He currently holds the Faculty of Arts & Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship.

Beyond Antiquity, he is interested in the history of Imperialism and Fascism in the 19th and 20th century, and the intellectual history of modern political movements. Outside the academy, he has a passion for rollerblading, tabletop war-gaming, and home-cooking. He is married to Caitlin, a philosopher.

Research Interests

Greek History, Late Antiquity, Intellectual History, Early Christianity