Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Denys Hay Lecture 2019

'St Theodore, Euchaïta and Anatolia, c.500–1000 CE: Landscape, climate and the survival of an empire'

The interrelationships between environment, climate and society are by definition highly complex, and only a close analysis of the specific mechanics of change can reveal any putative causal connections. The lecture will take the case of Byzantine Anatolia between the sixth and eighth centuries, together with the case of the small provincial city of Euchaïta in the Pontus, and examine some of the evidence for such causal links. As part of this discussion, Professor Haldon will suggest some of the reasons for the survival of the eastern Roman empire during the crisis of the later seventh and early eighth centuries. Professor John F. Haldon is Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History, Emeritus; Professor of History and Hellenic Studies, Emeritus.

Free and open to all.

Jun 19 2019 -

Denys Hay Lecture 2019

The 2019 Denys Hay Lecture will be delivered by Professor John Haldon (Princeton) on 19 June, 2019.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG