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. To receive information on how to join the seminars please email byzantine@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk Open to all.

Semester 1 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic
Monday 21 Sept

Margaret Mullett (University of Edinburgh) 

'A saint in space: Mobility and distance in the Life of Cyril Phileotes'
Monday 5 Oct

Christodoulos Papavarnavas (University of Vienna) 

'Martyrs’ prisons as healing shrines in Byzantine hagiography'

Monday 19 Oct Kirsty Stewart (University of Edinburgh)

“Whiter than crystal” – Ideals and realities of beauty in Byzantium 

Monday 2 Nov Lara Frentrop (University of London)

'Monkeys, sin, and sauce? Examining Middle Byzantine dining vessels

Thursday-Saturday 19-21 Nov 4th annual LAIBS Conference: Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE) More information and registration
Friday 4 Dec

Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley) 

'Byzantine and Islamic philosophy'

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.