Welcome

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).

Latest News

Grant: Istanbul Research Institute Grants

Istanbul Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey Deadline: 11 May 2020 Istanbul Research Institute offers four types of grants for researchers working on projects related to its departments of Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era studies, and its “Istanbul and Music” Research Program. – 1 Post-Doctoral Research and Writing Grant (TRY40.000): In order to support work for preparing …

Scholarship: Andrew W. Mellon M.A./Ph.D. scholarships

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey Deadline: 15 May 2020 (29 May 2020 for Travel Grants) Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Andrew W. Mellon M.A./Ph.D. scholarships and short-term travel grants offered by the Bogazici University Byzantine Studies Research Center. For more information please visit http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/index.php?page=events&id=52.