School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Byzantine Studies seminars

Explore research around rich cultures in a seminal period of world history with the Byzantine Studies seminars. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Time and location

The Byzantine Studies seminars take place throughout the year, on Mondays unless otherwise stated, online via Zoom from 5.15pm.

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Semester 1 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic
Monday 20 Sept

Stratis Papaioannou (University of Crete)

'The philosopher’s tongue: or a short (hi)story of a Byzantine fiction'  
Monday 4 Oct

Alicia Simpson (American College of Greece)

'Philippopolis: a Byzantine metropolis in the northern Balkans'

Wednesday 6 Oct Mary Whitby (University of Oxford)

'An emperor and his poet: George of Pisidia on the Emperor Heraclius (610-641 CE)' Co-hosted with Classics Seminars

Monday 18 Oct Julian Baker (University of Oxford)

'Monetary transformations in western Anatolia in the first decades of the fourteenth century: Byzantines, Turks, and Franks between the Propontis and Rhodes'  

Monday 1 Nov Nicole Paxton Sullo (Princeton University) 'The visuality of memory in later Byzantium'
Monday 15 Nov

Tristan Schmidt (University of Silesia in Katowice)

'Performing military leadership in Komnenian Byzantium'  

Monday 29 November

Pantelis Golitsis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) 'What makes a philosophy Byzantine? Some reflexions on the distinctive character of Byzantine philosophy and the use of Ancient philosophy in Byzantium'

Convened by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Jim Crow, Niels Gaul, Foteini Spingou, Yannis Stouraitis

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The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.