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

Seminar series: UoL Working Seminar on Editing Byzantine Texts

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, 1 February-29 March 2019 The University of London Working Seminar on Editing Byzantine Texts continues its work preparing a new annotated edition and translation of the lengthy Correspondence of George of Cyprus (Ecumenical Patriarch Gregory II, 1283-89). Scholars and graduate students from University of London Colleges, …

Lecture: Christianity and Greek Paideia

Seventeenth Annual Hellenic Lecture, by Revd Dr Richard Price Moore Building Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, 6.15pm, 7 March 2019 Did Jewish Christianity and Greek culture have much in common? Or was Christianity the product of a distinctively Jewish culture, which, on entering the Greco-Roman world, had to be translated …