Category Archives: Byzantine Events

Event: AD 312 Constantine’s Victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge – British Museum, 3 November 2012

This sounds like a cracker! The Roman Society and the Association for Roman Archaeology will mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge with a series of four lectures exploring the significance and legacy of the battle, the … Continue reading

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Event June 14 2012: Creating a New Imperial Capital – The Case of Ravenna

Creating a New Imperial Capital – The Case of Ravenna An illustrated lecture by Judith Herrin, Emeritus Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King’s College London. Followed by an informal reception at the Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Thursday 14 … Continue reading

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Byzantine studies: Intrigue within, perils without

To the modern mind, the world of Byzantium is by turns fascinating, disturbing and puzzling. The eastern Roman empire and the culture it spawned were a powerful presence in global history for more than a thousand years, roughly from the … Continue reading

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Exhibition – Sagalassos, City of Dreams

The Gallo-Romeins Museum in the small Belgian town of Tongeren is hosting a big exhibition on the classical city of Sagalassos in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains until 17 June 2012. Inaccessible to looters and inhabited until the 13th century, ancient Sagalassos … Continue reading

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Byzantium 330-1453 for $57.50

Something that may interest some of you. I have been contacted by a New York publisher who has copies of the 2008 catalogue from the Byzantium: 330-1453 exhibition. The copies are available at $57.50 which is a lot lower than … Continue reading

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Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition March 14–July 8, 2012

This new exhibition in New Yorks’ Metropolitan Museum looks like it will be a cracker. If you are in the city over the next few months do visit and tell us what you think. From the Met’s site …. The … Continue reading

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Transition to Christianity, Onassis Cultural Center, New York City

An insightful art exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York City is providing answers to one of the central mysteries of Western civilization. How did Christianity evolve from a persecuted religious sect under the Roman Empire into a … Continue reading

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Photographs of early Christian churches in the Cappadocia region on view at Penn Museum

.. if you happen to be in Philadelphia … The grandeur of Byzantine Christian art —preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in the Cappadocia region of Turkey —is the focus of a large-scale photography exhibition at the Penn … Continue reading

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“Serdica is my Rome” – International congress on Byzantine heritage in Bulgaria a great success

These words belonged to Emperor Constantine the Great who had a Roman palace in the center of Sofia, called Serdica back then, and ruled his domains from there.  From Press TV That’s why, in an intense competition with other metropolises, … Continue reading

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Caliph Harun Al-Rashid Era – A Golden Age of Islamic Civilization

I found this very interesting and adding to the context of the 19th Annual Runciman lecture by by Professor Robert Hillenbrand on the subject  of “Byzantine Architecture reconfigured in early Islamic Syria”  By Nazeer Ahmed First published in OnIslam.net 9 … Continue reading

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King’s College Centre for Hellenic Studies Events – Autumn-Winter 2011/2012

The next series of free and accessible Byzantine and Hellenic seminars at King’s College London is almost upon us. Through its regular weekly seminars, colloquia, public lectures and international conferences, the Centre for Hellenic Studies is a concentrated force for … Continue reading

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Two crimson codes from Berat to be exposed in Sofia during XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Sofia. Two crimson codes from Tirana, dated back to the VI and IX century, will be exposed during the exposition themed ‘The Brilliance of Byzantium. Greek Illuminated Manuscripts from the Balkans VI –XVIII’ held in the frames of the XXII … Continue reading

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Support Cappella Romana recording in the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors on the Island of Paros

We know the music of Cappella Romana which is a professional vocal chamber ensemble founded and directed by Alexander Lingas, and is dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of East and West—Byzantium, Russia, … Continue reading

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Byzantologists from Japan, China to attend XXII International Byzantium Studies Congress in Sofia

Byzantologists from Japan, China and 36 more countries will attend XXII International Byzantium Studies Congress ‘Byzantium without Borders’ in Sofia between August 22 and 27, academician Vasil Gyuzelev, chairman of the organizational committee of the congress, said in an interview … Continue reading

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‘Byzantium & the Arabs’ exhibition at Thessaloniki’s Museum of Byzantine Civilisation

ANA-MPA noteworthy exhibition entitled “Byzantium and the Arabs” will commence in late September at Thessaloniki’s Museum of Byzantine Civilisation, following approval on Wednesday by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS). From ANA-MPA.gr The approval paves the way for the temporary loaning … Continue reading

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