Symposium volumes 1-18

The SPBS has a strong record of publication and since 1992 the Society has published the papers of its annual Spring Symposia. Originally organised by Averil Cameron, the warden of Keble College, Oxford. This series is now overseen by Rowena Loverance and published by Variorum.

Members can purchase these high quality books in hardback at the discount price of £35 per volume (60% of marked price), directly from the membership secretary.

Ashgate now has a dedicated web page for the SPBS series here...

The volumes which have appeared to date are as follows:

  • Vol 1. Byzantine Diplomacy
    Papers from the Twenty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Cambridge, March 1990, edited by Jonathan Shepard and Simon Franklin (1992).

  • Vol 2: New Constantines. The Rhythm of Imperial Renewal in Byzantium, 4th- 13th Centuries. 
    Papers from the twenty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, St Andrews, March 1992, edited by Paul Magdalino (1994) 

  • Vol 3: Constantinople and its Hinterland
    Papers from the Twenty-seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Oxford, 1993, edited by Cyril Mango and Geoffrey Greatrex (1995).

  • Vol 4: Mt Athos and Byzantine Monasticism
    Papers from the Twenty-eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, 1994, edited by Anthony Bryer and Mary Cunningham (1996).

  • Vol 5: Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive? 
    Papers from the Thirtieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, 1996, edited by Leslie Brubaker (1998).

  • Vol 6: Desire and Denial in Byzantium
    Papers from the Thirty-First Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Brighton, March 1997, edited by Liz James (1999).

  • Vol 7: Through the Looking Glass: Byzantium through British Eyes. 
    Papers from the Twenty-ninth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, King's College, London, March 1995, edited by Robin Cormack and Elizabeth Jeffreys (2000).

  • Vol 8: Strangers to Themselves The Byzantine Outsider.
    Papers from the Thirty-Second Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1998, edited by Dion C. Smythe (2000).
  • Vol 9: Eastern Approaches to Byzantium.
    Papers from the Thirty-third Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, March 1999, edited by Antony Eastmond (2001).
  • Vol 10: Travel in the Byzantine World.
    Papers from the Thirty-Fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, April 2000. Edited by Ruth Macrides, University of Birmingham.
  • Vol 11: Rhetoric in Byzantium.
    Papers from the Thirty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, University of Oxford, March 2001. Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys, Oxford University.
  • Vol 12: Byzantine Orthodoxies.
    Papers from the Thirty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, 23–25 March 2002. Edited by Andrew Louth and Augustine Casiday, University of Durham.
  • Vol 13: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Luke 12:19) - Food and Wine in Byzantium.
    Papers of the 37th Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, In Honour of Professor A.A.M. Bryer. Edited by Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham and Kallirroe Linardou, University of Ioannina, Greece.
  • Vol 14: Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries.
    The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange. Papers of the Thirty-eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, St John's College, University of Oxford, March 2004. Edited by Marlia Mundell Mango, University of Oxford.
  • Vol 15: History as Literature in Byzantium.
    Papers of the Fortieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, April 2007. Edited by Ruth Macrides, University of Birmingham
  • Vol 16: Wonderful Things: Byzantium through its Art.
    Papers from the Forty-Second Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, London, March 2009. Edited by Antony Eastmond, Courtauld Institute of Art and Liz James, University of Sussex
  • Vol 17: Power and Subversion in Byzantium.
    Papers from the Forty-third Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, March 2010. Edited by Dimiter Angelov and Michael Saxby, University of Birmingham 
  • Vol 18: Experiencing Byzantium.
    Papers from the Forty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011. Edited by Claire Nesbitt, University of Durham and Mark Jackson, University of Newcastle.