School of History, Classics & Archaeology

PAIXUE Project

PAIXUE is a European Research Council funded project examining medieval Byzantine and Chinese cultures systematically and in-depth from a cross-cultural vantage point.

This project seeks to examine in tandem, with equal focus on structural parallels and divergences, the conscious revival and subsequent dialectics of classicising learning in middle and later Byzantium (c.800–1350) and Tang/Song China (618–1279) and trace the evolution of classicising learning in Byzantine and Tang/Song literati culture. 

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Events schedule

Date Speaker Topic
15 Mar, 2021

Dimitris Krallis (Simon Fraser University)

'The impersonal logic of governance: Friendship, cultural affinity, and \public service in Byzantium'

Research Meeting, 5pm (GMT), further information and registration

27-29 May, 2021

PAIXUE Workshop 2

Visual culture and the Classics in Byzantium and Tang/Song China 

(More info to follow)