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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Scholarship: Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany Deadline: 24 May 2019 Within the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, which is financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation), there is at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 1 position for doctoral research associate (pay scale TV-L13, 2/3 …

Call for Papers: Writing Ancient and Medieval Same-Sex Desire: Goals, Methods, Challenges

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 30 June – 2 July 2020 Deadline: 1 December 2019 For several decades now, scholars have devoted attention to same-sex desire in both ancient times and the centuries that followed. Not surprisingly, there have been vigorous debates over how to go about it. These debates have been framed in …

Call for Papers: 7th International Scientific Symposium “Days Of Justinian I”

Skopje, North Macedonia, 15-16 November 2019 Deadline: 10 August 2019 Special Thematic Strand for 2019: Identities Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Anthony Kaldellis Symposiarch: Professor Mitko B. Panov Organised by Institute of National History, Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje and University of Bologna, in partnership withFaculty of Theology St. Clement of Ohrid, Skopje, with …