The Global Late Antiquity Society (GLAS) is an international association dedicated to scholarly innovation and reflection on global Late Antiquity that questions and expands on received models and methods. We understand Late Antiquity as an era of transformation, one in which people’s activities, ideas, relationships, and creations bridged the religious, intellectual, political, economic, and social structures of the ancient and medieval worlds broadly conceived. Because it is necessary to understand the arc of these transformations, the interests of GLAS members extend across the first millennium of the common era. Primary points of interest include interconnections between the Mediterranean and Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Asia Minor, Iran, the Caucasus, the Baltic, Scandinavia, the Irish and British Isles, China, India and all of Asia. We want to disrupt the often assumed connection between the late ancient/Christian Mediterranean and modern “western” Europe, while attending to the many ways in which the culture and values of Late Antiquity both haunt and enrich the contemporary world.