Conference: New Critical Approaches to the Byzantine World: Imperialism, Colonialism and Postcolonialism

University of Oxford, 17 May 2019

The role or usefulness of imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism, as terms with a modernist historical baggage, to the understanding of pre-modern societies has been the source productive discussion. On these matters, however, the Byzantine world, broadly conceived has lagged somewhat behind.

This event will seek to critically asses the usefulness of the frameworks of imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism to the study of the Byzantine world. It will do so from a range of perspectives, historical, archaeological, literary, historiographical, and through a discussion-led approach.

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