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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Fellowship: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada Deadline: 1 March 2020 The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, beginning September 2020 on the themes of Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global. The search committee welcomes proposals that span disciplinary boundaries from candidates working on comparative approaches to the …