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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Call for Papers: Days of Justinian I: State and Empire

6th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM, “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I” Special Thematic Strand for 2018: State and Empire Ohrid, 23-24 November, 2018 Deadline: 10 August 2018 Organised by Institute of National History, Skopje University of Bologna, Euro-Balkan University, Skopje The International scientific symposium “Days of Justinian I” is an annual interdisciplinary scholarly forum aimed at the presentation …

Call for Papers: Editing Byzantine Learned Texts: Problems and Prospects

4th “Parekbolai” Symposium on Byzantine Literature and Philology Thessaloniki – 14 December 2018 Deadline: 30 September 2018 The editorial board of the e-journal Parekbolai organizes the journal’s fourth Symposium on Byzantine Literature and Philology on Friday, December 14, 2018. The Symposium aims to bring together scholars who work on various aspects of Byzantine texts, in …