Welcome

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

Conference: The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Continuities and Transformations

MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JF, 14 November 2018 Deadline: 5 November 2018 The conference will look at writings on ethics and morality from Late Antiquity and Byzantium with the aim of examining their distinctive features and dialogue with existing philosophical models. This is a strand of research that …

Fellowship: Villa I Tatti–Boğaziçi University Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: 15 November 2018 The Byzantine Studies Research Center of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholars will spend the fall term (September-December) in Istanbul and the spring term (January-June) in Florence. …

Call for papers: Dissidence and Persecution in Byzantium

20th Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 19-21 July 2019 Deadline: 7 January 2019 The Byzantine empire was rarely a stable and harmonious state during its long and eventful history. It was often in strife with those outside its borders and with those within them, and with so much power invested in …