New journal launches

Edinburgh University Press will be publishing the Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (JLAIBS) in 2022.

HCA Images of Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Dr Yannis Stouraitis
Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Dr Yannis Stouraitis

Edinburgh University Press and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine studies (JLAIBS).

Two of the three editors - Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Dr Yannis Stouraitis - are based within the School, as Wellcome Lecturer in History of Medicine and Lecturer  in Byzantine History, respectively.

Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine studies

The journal aims to disseminate new approaches and methodologies that intend to transform the understanding of broader Late Antique and Medieval phenomena, such as knowledge transfer and cultural exchanges, by looking beyond single linguistic traditions or political boundaries. It will provide a forum for high-quality articles on the interactions and cross-cultural exchange between different traditions and of the so-called Byzantine Empire and the Islamic world. Thematically, the journal also welcomes submissions dealing individually with Late Antique, Byzantine and Islamic literature, history, archaeology, and material culture from the fourth to the fifteenth century. 

Submissions to JLAIBS

Articles should be written in English and can be up to 15,000 words in total length (i.e. including all footnotes, bibliography and any appendices). Submissions to Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies should be formatted in accordance with the full JLAIBS style guidelines, and sent as Word and PDF files to:


Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (University of Edinburgh)

Dr Marie Legendre (University of Edinburgh) 

Dr Yannis Stouraitis (University of Edinburgh)

Editorial board

Prof. Peter Adamson (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); Prof. Gianfranco Agosti (Sapienza Università di Roma); Assoc. Prof. Corisande Fenwick (University College London); Prof. Robert Hoyland (New York University); Prof. Marc Lauxtermann (University of Oxford); Prof. Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley); Prof. Annliese Nef (Université Paris 1 Panthéon); Prof. Dr Johannes Pahlitzsch (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz); Assoc. Prof. Arietta Papaconstantinou (University of Reading); Assoc. Prof. Maria Parani (University of Cyprus); Prof. Samuel Rubenson (Lund University); Assoc. Prof. Kostis Smyrlis (National Hellenic Research Foundation/Athens); Assoc. Prof. Jack Tannous (Princeton University), Assoc. Prof. Alicia Walker (Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania).


Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos's staff profile

Dr Yannis Stouraitis's staff profile