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The Modern Invention of Dynasty: A Global Intellectual History, 1500-2000

What is dynasty? It is automatically assumed that the word corresponds to some real institution(s) that played an extremely important role in pre-modern politics. We intend to overturn this uncritical assumption, and, instead, interrogate ‘dynasty’ as a modern conceptual construct, which has been projected onto both the past and the present.

Global Byzantium 25-27 March 2017

For its 50th anniversary, the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies returns to the University of Birmingham, where it began in 1967. On this anniversary of the discipline we ask what the language of globalism has to offer to Byzantine studies, and Byzantine studies to global narratives.