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

Armenian, Russian and Persian language summer schools

Yerevan, Armenia, 5-25 July 2020 Deadline: 31 March 2020 A number of courses in Armenian, Russian and Persian are available at Aspirantum – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan. Please see their website for further details: Armenian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/armenian Persian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/persian Russian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/russian

Summer School: Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School

University of Birmingham, 12 July-8 August 2020 Deadline: 29 May 2020 The Department of Classics and the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce The Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School, which will take place from 12 July to 8 August 2020. This Summer School …