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Faith and Fortune:

We have a special event taking place on Saturday 8th March.
Faith and Fortune explores the cultural interchange between neighbouring Byzantine, Persian and early Islamic empires through coins, revealing constant dialogue, drama and confrontation.
All the necessary details are below. Please would you post this on your events webpage so that staff and students are aware this is taking place and feel free to attend.
A Barber Institute Special Event: Faith & Fortune ‘In Focus’ – Visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage
Location: Meet in the foyer, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Date: Saturday 8th March 2014 (2-4pm) Free, but booking essential.
This is an unique opportunity to explore the exhibition Faith and Fortune more closely. Join the curators for an introductory talk and coin handling session. Then see objects from the exhibition brought to life with the University’s innovative interactive touch talk. Meet at the Barber – the event involves a 10 minute walk across campus to the Digital Humanities Hub. For more information visit: http://barber.org.uk/faith-fortune/ 

The EMREM Postgraduate Forum Annual Symposium:

‘Birth, Sex and Death – Rites of Passage in the Medieval and Early Modern World’

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May 2013

University of Birmingham

The programme and registration form are available here.


‘The Individual and The Society’

 – 14th Annual Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies Postgraduate Colloquium, The University of Birmingham

Download the Programme and Registration form for the 14th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Speakers will have received these already by email. Attendance is free, but you must register by 11 May by emailing the registration form to Siren Çelik at SXC187 [ at ] bham.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham.



The programme for the SPBS Spring Symposium is out and can be found here


Byzantine Greece: Microcosm of Empire?

This Symposium Series has not infrequently been devoted to a region, district, or city of the Byzantine world. Not before time therefore it turns the spotlight upon the richly documented space of Byzantine Greece, with a specific focus, in the invited lectures, upon Early and Middle Byzantine Greece.

Under the overarching title and question Byzantine Greece: microcosm of empire? recent research into the history, archaeology, art, and architecture of the Greek space, between the fourth and twelfth centuries inclusive, will be explored in five sessions of lectures, in communications (which can range more widely), and in special presentations (open lectures) about the work of the Byzantine Sections of the Greek Archaeological Service and the Byzantine archives of the British School at Athens.

Lectures will concern Late Antiquity, the “Dark-Age” transition, urban and rural revival, Middle Byzantine patrons and patronage of art and architecture, and Middle Byzantine society within the Helladic space, led by discussants whose own work is related while being partly or largely focussed upon other or wider regions of the Early and Middle Byzantine world.  Twenty-five distinguished scholars have agreed to present papers or act as discussants.

Dr Archie Dunn (Symposiarch)     a.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk



Seminar for the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

Mary, the Mother of God, in middle Byzantine hagiography: new narratives in an ancient tradition?

MARY CUNNINGHAM (Nottingham and Birmingham))

7 Mar at 5:15pm  The Whitting Room, room 436 Arts building


GEM Forum

We are pleased to announce a new series of talks given by postgraduates at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies as part of the GEM Forum. The GEM Forum is aimed at showcasing postgraduate research at the Centre and at creating events of discussion with interest to students of the wide range of topics studied at the Centre.

The GEM Forum takes place on Wednesdays at 5.15 in the Whitting Room (436 Arts building):

For more information, contact asa184@bham.ac.uk or see www.gembirmingham.org


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