Papers of the Spring Symposium

The SPBS has a strong record of publication and since 1992 the Society has published the papers of its annual Spring Symposia. The choice of theme and speakers is at the discretion of each symposiarch but the contributions selected for each volume are blind peer-reviewed by members of the review board.

The series is currently published by Routledge and recent volumes are available from Routledge’s website. There may also be limited availability of older volumes in the series, which were previously published by Ashgate.

Past Volumes:

  1. Byzantine Diplomacy
    Papers from the Twenty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Cambridge, March 1990. Edited by Jonathan Shepard and Simon Franklin (1992).
  2. New Constantines. The Rhythm of Imperial Renewal in Byzantium, 4th- 13th Centuries
    Papers from the Twenty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, St Andrews, March 1992. Edited by Paul Magdalino (1994).
  3. Constantinople and its Hinterland
    Papers from the Twenty-seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Oxford, 1993. Edited by Cyril Mango and Geoffrey Greatrex (1995).
  4. Mt Athos and Byzantine Monasticism
    Papers from the Twenty-eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, 1994. Edited by Anthony Bryer and Mary Cunningham (1996).
  5. Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive?
    Papers from the Thirtieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, 1996. Edited by Leslie Brubaker (1998).
  6. Desire and Denial in Byzantium
    Papers from the Thirty-first Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Brighton, March 1997. Edited by Liz James (1999).
  7. Through the Looking Glass: Byzantium through British Eyes
    Papers from the Twenty-ninth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, King’s College, London, March 1995. Edited by Robin Cormack and Elizabeth Jeffreys (2000).
  8. Strangers to Themselves The Byzantine Outsider
    Papers from the Thirty-second Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1998. Edited by Dion C. Smythe (2000).
  9. Eastern Approaches to Byzantium
    Papers from the Thirty-third Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, March 1999
    . Edited by Antony Eastmond (2001).
  10. Travel in the Byzantine World
    Papers from the Thirty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, April 2000. Edited by Ruth Macrides (2002).
  11. Rhetoric in Byzantium
    Papers from the Thirty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, University of Oxford, March 2001. Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys (2003).
  12. Byzantine Orthodoxies
    Papers from the Thirty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, 23–25 March 2002. Edited by Andrew Louth and Augustine Casiday (2006).
  13. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Luke 12:19) – Food and Wine in Byzantium
    Papers of the 37th Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, In Honour of Professor A.A.M. Bryer. Edited by Leslie Brubaker and Kallirroe Linardou (2007).
  14. Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries
    The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange. Papers of the Thirty-eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, St John’s College, University of Oxford, March 2004
    . Edited by Marlia Mundell Mango (2009).
  15. History as Literature in Byzantium
    Papers of the Fortieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, April 2007. Edited by Ruth Macrides (2010).
  16. Wonderful Things: Byzantium through its Art
    Papers from the Forty-second Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, London, March 2009. Edited by Antony Eastmond and Liz James (2013).
  17. Power and Subversion in Byzantium
    Papers from the Forty-third Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, March 2010. Edited by Dimiter Angelov and Michael Saxby (2013).
  18. Experiencing Byzantium
    Papers from the Forty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011. Edited by Claire Nesbitt and Mark Jackson (2013).
  19. Byzantium in the Eleventh Century: Being in Between
    Papers from the Forty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford, 24-26 March 2012. Edited by Mark D. Lauxtermann and Mark Whittow (2017).
  20. Cross-Cultural Interaction between Byzantium and the West 1204–1669: Whose Mediterranean Is It Anyway?
    Papers from the Forty-eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Milton Keynes, 28–30 March 2015. Edited by Angeliki Lymberopoulou (2018).
  21. The Emperor in the Byzantine World
    Papers from the Forty-seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Cardiff, 25-27 April 2014. Edited by Shaun Tougher (2019).

Forthcoming Volumes:

  1. Byzantine Greece: Microcosm of Empire?
    Papers from 46th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. Edited by Archie Dunn.
  2. Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuities and Transformations
    Papers from the Forty-ninth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford, 18-20 March 2016. Edited by M. Lauxtermann and I. Toth.
  3. Global Byzantium
    Papers from the Fiftieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, 25-27 March 2017. Edited by L. Brubaker, D. Reynolds and R. Darley.
  4. The Post-1204 Byzantine World: New Approaches and Novel Directions
    Papers from the Fifty-first Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Edinburgh, 13-15 April 2018. Edited by N. Gaul and Y. Stouraitis.