Tag Archives: Judith Herrin

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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“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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Exploring the Late Byzantine rural landscape: setting the record straight

At a seminar held on 2 February 2010 (yep, I am way behind in my reports!) at Kings’ College London, Dr Fotini Kondyli (Birmingham University) discussed with us her current studies into the situation and development of the rural landscape … Continue reading

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myByzantine Blog One Year On

I could not let the first anniversary of myByzantine blog pass without some comment. What started as an attempt to discover whether there was much interest in the subject of Byzantium beyond academia, has developed into something important to me, … Continue reading

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Centre for Hellenic Studies King’s College London: a new future?

It would be nice to think that all those who joined the petition to save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London were able to sway the mind of College Principal Rick Trainor. Whatever the … Continue reading

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Save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at KCL King’s College London

I have heard that due to the pressure on public finances in the UK and the subsequent effect upon higher education funding, it has been suggested that the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London may be … Continue reading

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