BYZANTINE GREECE: MICROCOSM OF EMPIRE?
The 46th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
University of Birmingham, March 23 – 25, 2013
This Symposium Series has not infrequently been devoted to a region, district, or city of the Byzantine world. Not before time therefore it turns the spotlight upon the richly documented space of Byzantine Greece, with a specific focus, in the invited lectures, upon Early and Middle Byzantine Greece. Under the overarching title and question “Byzantine Greece: microcosm of empire?” recent research into the history, archaeology, art, and architecture of the Greek space, between the fourth and twelfth centuries inclusive, will be explored in five sessions of lectures, in communications (which can range more widely), and in special presentations (open lectures) about the work of the Byzantine Sections of the Greek Archaeological Service and the Byzantine archives of the British School at Athens. Lectures will concern Late Antiquity, the “Dark-Age” transition, urban and rural revival, Middle Byzantine patrons and patronage of art and architecture, and Middle Byzantine society within the Helladic space, led by discussants whose own work is related while being partly or largely focussed upon other or wider regions of the Early and Middle Byzantine world. Twenty-five distinguished scholars have agreed to present papers or act as discussants.
*** CALL FOR COMMUNICATIONS ***
Academics, research students, and other members of the scholarly community are invited to offer communications. Each session of communications will consist of five ten-minute presentations followed by discussions. Please email Dr Archie Dunn your abstract (of no more than 250 words) to by December 31, 2012 at the latest.
For programme, registration, booking, payments and accommodation please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/bomgs or www.birmingham.ac.uk/springsymposium
Dr Archie Dunn (Symposiarch)