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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Seminar Series: KCL CHS Late Antique & Byzantine Seminar Series

Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London, Strand Campus, London, October 2019-March 2020 22 October 2019, 18:00 to 20:00 Dimitris Kountouras (Athens) – Music and poetry of the Troubadours at the Latin Kingdom of Thessalonica after 1204 12 November 2019, 18:00 to 20:00 Panayiotis Panayides (Oxford) – The life histories of statues in the public …

Call for Papers: New Approaches to Medieval Romance from the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond c. 1100-1500

University of Birmingham, 5 December 2019 Deadline: 7 November 2019 In recent decades, the study of medieval romance literature has benefited from the application of new theoretical and methodological approaches, ranging from gender historical perspectives to global and ecocritical theory. However, in comparison with the still wider body of literature dedicated to western medieval romance, …

Job: Assistant Professor, University of Warwick

Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick Deadline: 20 October 2019 Start Date: 1 January 2020, permanent position, 36.5 hours per week. The Department of Classics and Ancient History is looking to appoint an experienced researcher with exceptional potential to the position of Assistant Professor. This is a new permanent post, subject to …