Byzantine Greece: Microcosm of Empire?
The 46th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
This Symposium Series has not infrequently been devoted to a region, district, or city of the Byzantine world. Not before time therefore it turns the spotlight upon the richly documented space of Byzantine Greece, with a specific focus, in the invited lectures, upon Early and Middle Byzantine Greece.
Under the overarching title and question Byzantine Greece: microcosm of empire? recent research into the history, archaeology, art, and architecture of the Greek space, between the fourth and twelfth centuries inclusive, will be explored in five sessions of lectures, in communications (which can range more widely), and in special presentations (open lectures) about the work of the Byzantine Sections of the Greek Archaeological Service and the Byzantine archives of the British School at Athens.
Lectures will concern Late Antiquity, the “Dark-Age” transition, urban and rural revival, Middle Byzantine patrons and patronage of art and architecture, and Middle Byzantine society within the Helladic space, led by discussants whose own work is related while being partly or largely focussed upon other or wider regions of the Early and Middle Byzantine world. Twenty-five distinguished scholars have agreed to present papers or act as discussants.
Dr Archie Dunn (Symposiarch)
Delegates are offered early registration at the following rates:
- FULL: £85 (£95 after March 1st)
- Members of the SPBS: £75 (£85 after March 1st)
- STUDENTS/UNWAGED: £40 (£45 after March 1st)
The fee for one-day participation is
- FULL: £40 (£45 after March 1st)
- Members of the SPBS: £35 (£40 after March 1st)
- STUDENTS/UNWAGED: £25 (£25 after March 1st)
The fees cover lunches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (or specific days), refreshments, and Receptions.
- Online registration and payment is now available.
For delegates details of a range of hotels will be provided, all with easy access to the Edgbaston Campus of the university.
Introduction: Archie DUNN (University of Birmingham)
- Discussant: Andrew POULTER (University of Nottingham)
- George DELIGIANNAKIS (Cyprus University)
- Aristotelis MENTZOS (Thessaloniki University)
- John BINTLIFF (Leiden University)
THE DARK-AGE CONUNDRUM
- Discussant: Michael WHITBY (University of Birmingham)
- Florin CURTA (University of Florida)
- Enrico ZANINI (Pisa University)
- Natalia POULOU-PAPADIMITRIOU (Thessaloniki University)
URBAN AND RURAL REVIVAL
- Discussant: Pamela ARMSTRONG (Oxford University)
- Guy SANDERS (American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
- Joanita VROOM (Leiden University) /Fotini KONDYLI (Brown University)
- Nikos KONTOGIANNIS (23RD Byzantine Ephoreia / Michael HESLOP (SPBS)
PATRONAGE, SACRED SPACE, AND CULTS (MIDDLE BYZANTINE )
- Discussant: Leslie BRUBAKER (University of Birmingham)
- Sharon GERSTEL (University of California at Los Angeles)
- Sophia KALOPISI-VERTI (Athens University)
- Georgios VELENIS (Thessaloniki University)
- Discussant: Ruth MACRIDES (University of Birmingham)
- Cathy MORGAN / Amalia KAKISSIS (British School at Athens)
- Eugenia GEROUSI-BENDERMACHER (The Greek Ministry of Culture)
- Olga KARAGIORGOU (Academy of Athens)
THE BISHOP, THE MERCHANT, AND THE FARMER
- Discussant: Dimiter ANGELOV (University of Birmingham/Harvard)
- Teresa SHAWCROSS (Amherst College)
- Alan HARVEY (Northumbria University)
- Maria GEROLYMATOU (The Greek National Research Foundation)
- John HALDON (Princeton University)