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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).

Latest News

Job: Professor (W1, tenure track) of the History of the Medieval Middle East and the Mediterranean

University of Tübingen, Germany Deadline: 29 June 2020 The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position in the Department of History, Medieval History section, as a Professor (W1, tenure track) of the History of the Medieval Middle East and the Mediterranean to commence as soon as possible. The holder …

Call for Papers: Licht aus dem Osten? Natural Light in Medieval Churches Between Byzantium and the West

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 26-27 November 2020 (or virtually) Deadline: 15 June 2020 Throughout the medieval period, Christian churches were designed in such a way that natural light was deployed to underscore a variety of theological statements. The solutions usually found in Latin and Byzantine churches have been analysed in recent decades. However, the cultures …

Update: Istanbul Research Institute Grants

NB: Deadline has now been extended from 11 May to 15 June. Istanbul Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey Deadline: 15 June 2020 Istanbul Research Institute offers four types of grants for researchers working on projects related to its departments of Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era studies, and its “Istanbul and Music” Research Program. – 1 Post-Doctoral …