Some of our public lectures have been recorded and are available for viewing online:
- SPBS YouTube channel
- Professor Henry Maguire, String Theory: Order and disruption in Byzantine interlace (passcode: Qk=Kw8@x). SPBS Autumn Lecture 2020, presented on 29 October, via Zoom
- Dr Ruth Macrides, The Scottish connection in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Lecture given at the British School at Athens, Upper House on 9 May 2018; this lecture was substantially repeated as ‘Byzantium and Modern Greece in Scotland’, the SPBS Spring Lecture 2019. We thank the British School at Athens for providing access to this recording.
- Dr James Howard-Johnston, Byzantium’s First Encounter with the Turks
SPBS Autumn Lecture 2015, presented on 5 November in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s College London.
Sibling Societies Around the World
- AIEB (International Association of Byzantine Studies)
- Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies
- Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA)
- Canadian Committee of Byzantinists
- French committee for Byzantine studies (CFEB)
- Greek committee for Byzantine studies
- Sociedad Española de Bizantinística
- Spätantike Archäologie und Byzantinistische Kunstgeschichte e.V. – Society for Late Antique and Byzantine Art
- The Friends of Mount Athos
- Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
- Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
- Byzantium & Friends – a regular podcast, hosted by Prof. Anthony Kaldellis, which focuses on new developments in the world of Byzantine Studies.
- Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Podcast – a short series of podcasts, discussing the impact on Byzantine Studies of texts from outside the field.
- The History of Byzantium – an ongoing podcast telling the story of Byzantium 476-1453.
- Βυζάντιο explained – an academic podcast with episodes in Greek and English, which discusses aspects of Byzantine History, celebrates new publications and promotes Byzantine Studies.
- ACOR Archives – the photographic archive of the American Center of Oriental Research, with many images of sites in Jordan and the surrounding region.
- ‘A Piece of Nature’: Arts & Crafts Perceptions of Nature and the Byzantine Monument – Online exhibition of the Byzantine Research Fund Archive of the British School at Athens.
- Byzantium 1200 – explore Constantinople in 3D.
- Byzantine Numismatics – also covers issues from Trebizond, Serbia and more.
- Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks – the leading centre for Anglophone Byzantine studies. Many resources, including ebooks, are freely available online.
- Byzantine Studies on the Internet – no longer actively maintained but provides very useful collections of sources for students of Byzantium.
- City of Constantine – Interactive map of the Byzantine monuments.
- Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
- Europeana – Vast EU-supported database of art images and resources from collections across Europe, including many Byzantine items.
- The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa
- H-Medieval – web and email discussion of all things related to the history, culture, religion and society of medieval Europe, including Byzantium.
- Levantia – everyday life and material culture in Byzantium, the Levant and beyond.
- Manar al-Athar – high resolution images of Middle Eastern archaeological sites from the University of Oxford.
- Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture – the Center promotes the study of Byzantine art and culture. Its highly active blog tracks events of interest to Byzantinists worldwide.
- Mount Athos: The Holy Mountain – an online introduction to Mount Athos.
- Orb: Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean – rather dated site but still links to some useful source material.
- syri.ac – the Syriac resources website.
- Syriaca.org – site dedicated to Syriac research, including the The Syriac Gazeteer.
Byzantine Texts and Manuscripts
- The Bonn Corpus – editions of Byzantine historians available to download in PDF.
- The Scylitzes Manuscript – download a copy of the whole lavishly illustrated manuscript from the World Digital Library.
- British Library Digital Manuscripts – search for digitsed Byzantine manuscripts at the BL.
- Greek Manuscripts at Oxford – browse the collection of digitised manuscripts.
- Pyle – Greek manuscript resources online.
- Digital Vatican Library – huge numbers of digitised manuscripts.
- Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts – catalogue of over 125,000 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
- Modern Language Translations of Byzantine Sources – a database maintained by Princeton University.
- Michael Psellos on Symeon the Metaphrast and on the Miracle at Blachernae – English translation and commentary.
- Kekaumenos, Consilia et Narrationes – English translation and commentary.
Byzantine Research Projects
- Amorium – introduction to the site and news of new discoveries and publications.
- The Archaeology of Constantinople and its Hinterland – surveys of the aqueducts of Constantinople and the Anastasian Walls.
- Beth Shean After Antiquity – online exhibition and archive of the materials excavated at Beth Shean by the University of Pennsylvania from 1921–1933.
- ByzIDeo – e-portal for the research project “Ideologies under scrutiny: Differentiated perceptions of Roman imperial ideals in Byzantine society (7th-12th c.)” at the University of Vienna.
- The Cult of Saints Project – research project on the cult of saints from its origins to circa 700AD, at Oxford University.
- Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams – hosted by Ghent University, covering Greek manuscripts up to 1500.
- Digitising Patterns of Power – examining space in the medieval world
- Dumbarton Oaks Online Catalogue of Byzantine Coins – includes all recent acquisitions and will expand to embrace full collection of over 12,000 coins.
- Dumbarton Oaks Online Catalogue of Seals – ongoing project to record and publish DO’s collection of 17,000 Byzantine lead seals.
- Dumbarton Oaks Online Catalogue of Textiles – catalogue of DO’s collection of Byzantine and early Islamic textils, with essays providing new approaches to textile scholarship.
- Dumbarton Oaks Online Inventory – browse the DO archives and photographic collections.
- Dumbarton Oaks ICFA Oral History Initiative – interviews with DO affiliates, including Byzantinists, about past fieldwork and research projects.
- Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae (ICG) – database of early Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece.
- International Network for Byzantine Philosophy
- Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität – Byzantine Greek-German dictionary, currently available freely online for entries from alpha to pi.
- Medieval Slavic Menologies – online database of commerorative dates for medieval Orthodox saints.
- Orbis – time and distance in the Roman/Late Antique world.
- Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (641-867)
- Prosopography of the Byzantine World (1025-1150)
- Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit (641-1025)
- St. Stephen’s – a biocultural reconstruction of monastic life in Jerusalem.
- Sharing Ancient Wisdoms – online texts, translations and commentaries of interest to Byzantinists.
- Suda On Line – searchable edition and translation of the famous Byzantine lexicon.
- Travelogues – An ongoing project to collect travellers’ accounts and illustrations of Greece and Southeastern Europe from the 15th to the 20th centuries.
- After Constantine – peer-reviewed online journal concentrating on Late Antiquity.
- Akropolis – peer-reviewed online journal devoted to Hellenic culture, including the Byzantine period.
- Byzantina Symmeikta – peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal published by the Institute for Byzantine Research (IBR) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF).
- Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies – journal of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek, University of Birmingham. Table of contents, abstracts and some complete articles are freely available. Full content available by subscription.
- The Byzantine Review – open access online journal concentrating on reviews of recent publications.
- Byzantinische Zeitschrift – contents pages from latest issues available.
- Canadio-Byzantina – online archive of Canadian equivalent of the BBBS.
- Deltion of the Christian Archaeological Society – older issues are available for free download.
- Diogenes – online journal of GEM at the University of Birmingham.
- Dumbarton Oaks Papers – selected e-texts available.
- Estudios bizantinos – online journal of the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística, with articles in English, French and Spanish.
- Gouden Hoorn (Golden Horn) – full online version.
- Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies – all articles freely available online.
- Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (JLAIBS)
- Journal of Late Antiquity – content available by subscription, free content available online, abstracts available online.
- The Journal of Modern Hellenism – electronic journal with a post-Byzantine focus, but occasionally publishes articles relevant to Byzantinists.
- Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies
- The Medieval Review – online journal focused on reviews in all areas of medieval studies.
- Parekbolai – an electronic journal for Byzantine literature.
- Revue des études byzantines – full text of all issues from 1897 to 2013 online.
- Revue des études sud-est européennes – full text of all issues since 1963.
- ZRVI (Zbornik radova de l’Institut d’Études Byzantines) – recent issues are available to download.
Other Research Resources
- Academia.edu – the ‘Facebook’ of academia. Many Byzantinists make academic papers available on this site for public download.
- Archives Hub – search across a wealth of archives held in nearly 200 UK institutions, including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
- Copac – free access to the merged catalogues of many University, Specialist and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library, National Library of Scotland and National Library of Wales.
- Archaeopress – specialist archaeology publishers; site also contains some Open Access material.
- Brepols – publishers of the Corpus Christianorum.
- Cambridge University Press – publishers of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (BMGS).
- De Gruyter
- Dumbarton Oaks Publications
- Liverpool University Press – publishers of Translated Texts for Byzantinists and Translated Texts for Historians.
- OpenEdition Books – Web publishing platform with many open access volumes, including the Byzantina Sorbonensia series.
- Propylaeum eBooks – Open access publisher supported by the University of Heidelberg, including the series Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident.
- Routledge – publishers of many works on Byzantium, including the SPBS’ own Spring Symposium volumes.