Tag Archives: Constantinople

ConstSpace: A New Research Network Hosted by the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

The research network ‘Constantinople: the diachronicity of public spaces’ (ConstSpace) wishes to challenge current ideas of a clearly distinguishable European center, located in the west of the continent, surrounded by different peripheries. It focuses on Constantinople/Istanbul – once the capital … Continue reading

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Þrír Vegir í Miklagarð (part three)

Wulf: A Displaced Anglo-Saxon, c. 1090 It had been the better part of a lifetime since the Conquest, and Wulf was resolved to stay and settle in his adoptive city. His loyalty to his former liege lords had been remote … Continue reading

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Þrír Vegir í Miklagarð (part one)

Halfdan: A Swedish Varangian via Kievan Rus, c. 990 Halfdan was not the first Halfdan to come to Miklagard. This he discovered shortly after his arrival from Kiev with Prince Vladimir’s other Rus. On especially important days, the life-guard accompanied … Continue reading

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Summer Sequel: Three Roads to Miklagård

Brigid Ehrmantraut from Princeton University has been generous to offer her recent essay on Scandinavian mercenaries in Constantinople as a reading feuilleton for the Nordic Byzantine Network. Before we do so, we are happy to have Brigid’s attention for a few … Continue reading

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Byzantium, alt-right and hooliganism

As our readers will know, the Nordic Byzantine Network is not only preoccupied with the study of Byzantium as such, but also with the metahistory of its past and contemporary use. Such was, for instance, the topic of a two-day … Continue reading

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Ny serie om vikingaflicka i Miklagård

Läsare av Dagens ETC har sedan i somras kunnat följa den äventyrliga vikingaflickan Siris resa till Miklagård i form av Patric Nyströms och Per Demervalls nya seriealbum Siri och vikingarna, utgivet av Rabén & Sjögren (2016). I följetongsformatet publiceras en … Continue reading

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Byzantine days in Uppsala

A series of Byzantine events took place in Uppsala on 15-17 October, in collaboration between Greek and Byzantine Studies, Uppsala University, the Uppsala Coin Cabinet, Museum Gustavianum and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. Cécile Morrisson held a lecture in … Continue reading

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