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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Job: Research Scholar 2019, British Institute at Ankara

Deadline: 12 November 2018 The British Institute at Ankara is advertising for the 2019 Research Scholar. For further information about the Institute, please visit the website www.biaa.ac.uk. Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 1st January 2019, or the earliest possible …

Event: Odyssey by Lydia Kakabadse

Choral music to celebrate The Hellenic Institute’s 25th anniversary, in memory of Julian Chrysostomides (1928-2008) 27 October 2018, 7pm, College Chapel, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX You are cordially invited to the premiere of the specially commissioned choral work Odyssey, composed by leading choral composer and RHUL alumna Lydia Kakabadse. The …