Nature and the Environment - The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

Online via Zoom
Saturday 27 March (09:00) - Monday 29 March 2021 (18:00)

Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies/ University of Birmingham

Nature and the environment underpinned Byzantine life but have been little studied. How the Byzantines responded to, interacted with and understood the landscape, however, enables crucial new insights into East Roman perceptions of the world. Modern interest in the environment and eco-history makes this theme pertinent and timely. Current research on climate change and how it affected the East Mediterranean creates new paradigms for our understanding of Byzantine interactions with the environment. The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies draws together Byzantine literary and visual responses to nature and the environment as well as showcasing the most recent scientific research on historical climate change and environmental management in Byzantium. This symposium was planned by Dr Ruth Macrides (University of Birmingham) and will be dedicated to her memory.

In light of ongoing disruptions caused by COVID-19, this symposium will be hosted online via Zoom. 

Discounted registration costs are available for members of the SPBS.

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