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.
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)
THE DARK-AGE CONUNDRUM
URBAN AND RURAL REVIVAL
PATRONAGE, SACRED SPACE, AND CULTS (MIDDLE BYZANTINE )
THE BISHOP, THE MERCHANT, AND THE FARMER