The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS) was established in 1983, with the object of furthering study and knowledge of the history and culture, language and literature of the Byzantine Empire and its neighbours.

Its scope is wide, covering history, archaeology, art history, philology, theology and literary studies, and embraces all the language areas formerly within the Byzantine Empire – Syriac, Armenian, Arabic and Slavic, as well as Greek and Latin.

The Society’s world-wide membership is drawn from the interested public as well as practising academics: no professional qualifications are required. The executive of the SPBS also serves as the UK National Committee of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines (AIEB).

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Call for Proposals: Colloquia Ceranea

First Colloquia Ceranea International Conference, Łódź, Poland, 11-13 April 2019 Deadline: 30 November 2018 On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Colloquia Ceranea international scholarly conference, we are proud to announce that the call for proposals is open. The conference will take place April 11–13, 2019 in Łódź (Poland). We intend for the Colloquia …

Conference: Victors and Vanquished in the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War in the Middle Ages

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany, 18-20 October 2018 Conflicts significantly influenced medieval societies. The martial cultures which arose as a result developed not only in opposition to, but also under the influence of other cultures. Cultures of war are here understood as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections on war, as well as the …