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The Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, is the only research centre in the UK which brings all these subjects together within a single unit. The Centre’s staff cover between them a wide range of fields and expertise in respect of both the history and the languages of the East Mediterranean region, including: late Roman and early, middle and late Byzantine history and archaeology, Islamic history of the medieval and modern periods; Turkish and central Asian history from the early medieval to modern period; Balkan, particularly Greek, history up to the present day; international relations, particularly between the Great Powers and Balkan and Near Eastern States from the mid-nineteenth century; and modern Greek literature and culture.
Posted 01 April 2015
Siren Celik, doctoral researcher in Byzantine Studies in CBOMGS, has been awarded a Junior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library for the academic year 2015-2016.
CBOMGS doctoral researcher Mustafa Coban writes for the Conversation website
Posted 09 January 2015
Thanks to a generous grant from the A.G.Leventis Foundation, we are able to offer 3 postgraduate scholarships for students wishing to pursue a full-time higher degree (MA by Research/MRes/PhD) in the fields of Modern Greek (including Cypriot) literature, language, history and culture.