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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Edinburgh Byzantine Seminar Series

The newly established Centre of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (CLAIBS) invites you to attend the Byzantine Seminar Series at the University of Edinburgh. The seminars take place at 17:15 and will be held via Zoom. You can register by following this link: https://ed-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcuGvqzouGd0c4_4sQrnlbFqiDBFdwYtF. Monday, 20 September 2021, at 17:15, Stratis Papaioannou (University of …

Virtual Workshop: “Armenia and Byzantium Without Borders III”

10-11 September 2021 The Moving Byzantium Project (Project Leader, Prof. Claudia Rapp) financed by the FWF (Austrian National Research Foundation) is organizing the virtual international workshop “Armenia and Byzantium Without Borders III” on 10-11 September 2021. Organizers: Dr. Emilio Bonfiglio (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen) & Prof. Dr. Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna / Austrian …