School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Cfp: 2nd Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival

The Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival is the only one of its kind as a way to learn about recently published books on any area of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (AD ca.300–ca.1500), including literature, history, archaeology, and material culture. The Festival is an online event, allowing attendees from all over the world to join in. It takes place every two years in order to promote a wider understanding and awareness of Byzantine scholarship in a spirit of collegiality. It is also intended to encourage future collaborations and networking among the various presenters and attendees.

The second Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival includes volumes published in 2021 and 2022, and forthcoming books with an estimated publication date no later than June 2023. There is no restriction as regards the original language of the book, but all presentations will be in English.

If you are an author of a monograph (including editions, commentaries, and translations of primary sources), on Late Antique and Byzantine studies, please complete the form below and send it in Word version to Petros Bouras-Vallianatos ( by 1 December 2022. Please note that we do not accept edited volumes, volumes that include a collection of previously published articles (e.g. variorum), reprints, re-editions or new paperback editions. Each author can present up to one book.


Recordings of the 1st Festival’s talks are available on YouTube.


Organised by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies.


Cfp: 2nd Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival

The second Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival will take place 9-12 March 2023. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2022.