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 Papers: Byzantine Studies in Georgia

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia, 11-13 October 2019 Deadline: 20 May 2019 We are pleased to announce that based on the joint decision of the Georgian National Committee of Byzantine Studies, Department of Byzantine Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of Ilia State University, Institute of Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies …

Fellowship: A.G. Leventis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies

University of Exeter Deadline: 28 April 2019 Through the generosity of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the University of Exeter wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies (ref. P66630). This full-time, fixed-term post is available from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2021. The successful applicant will carry out and publish research, …