Monthly Archives: September 2014

Byzantium and the Arab World: a two-day seminar in Uppsala (September 18-19, 2014)

The increasing interest in the formative role of the Byzantine Empire to Christian Europe can perhaps only be matched by the booming market of studies on the rise of Islam. Since the two historical topics are intertwined for a period of some two … Continue reading

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Beyond the Grand Narrative

An almost cathartic comment could be found on the third page of Times Literary Supplement (link for subscribers/institutions only) a few weeks ago: “Byzantium never existed. It is a modern fiction … To label the Roman Empire in the eastern Mediterranean “Byzantine” … Continue reading

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Transformation and adaptation – the reception of Byzantium between the 16th and 21st centuries, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), 5-6 September 2014

Reception has in the last decade or so established itself as an indispensible part of Classical Studies, with a series of important publications and even a journal (Classical Receptions Journal, Students and scholars of the classical tradition now investigate … Continue reading

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The Burnt Column, Constantinople

The Burnt Column, Constantinople Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00053. Photographer: J. Pascal Sébah (Turkish, active 1860-1880) A decaying column held together by bands of iron. That might be the first impression of J. … Continue reading

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The Straits: Inquiries into a Crossroad

Som ett led i nätverkets nystart arrangerar Nordiska Bysantinska Nätverket, med generöst stöd av Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, ett seminarium vid det Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul : The Straits: Inquiries into a Crossroad. Få platser har kommit att representera en symbolisk kulturgräns mellan … Continue reading

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