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

Into The Labyrinth: a Journey into Stoudite ‘Cancel Culture’

29 November 2021, 17:00 GMT A reminder that Rosemary Morris has kindly agreed to re-present the SPBS Autumn Lecture, Into The Labyrinth: a Journey into Stoudite ‘Cancel Culture’, on Monday, 29 November at 5 p.m. (1700) London time. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. We have done our best to ensure that …

Online Workshop: Securing Power in the Sixth-Century Roman Empire

7-8 December, via Zoom Registrations are open for a two-day online workshop hosted by the University of Cambridge, which aims at a holistic understanding of sixth-century power struggles across the lines of “secular” and “ecclesiastical” politics. All attendees are welcome. Please register for a Zoom link at securingpower.eventbrite.co.uk. Questions may be directed to the co-organisers, …

Call for Free Communications: The 54th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

Material Religion in Byzantium and Beyond 18-20 March 2022, Corpus Christi College & All Souls College, Oxford The 54th Annual Spring Symposium in Byzantine Studies will be held in Oxford on the theme of Material Religion in Byzantium and Beyond, 18-20 March 2022. The Symposium brings together Byzantine studies with a series of innovative approaches …