The Byzness

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The Byzness, 28 October 2012
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New French Website for Byzantine Research
This website will try and do what your OUBS listing does every week, try and collate what is going on in the field of Byzantine Studies, you can find it here:

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The Seventh Century: Continuity or Discontinuity?

The 2013 Edinburgh University Seventh Century Colloquium

28 – 29 May 2013

Full Details are to be found here.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the organising committee at

The deadline for submission is 31 December 2012.  Early submissions are encouraged.


Skill: Aspects and Approaches
The Ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference

The Ioannou Centre, St. Giles, Oxford
Thursday 4th – Friday 5th April 2013

The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students
working in medieval and early modern studies. Contributions are welcomed
from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture,
history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts
(text only, no attachments please) to by 10th January

The registration fee is expected to be £15. There will be a conference
dinner on the night of Thursday 4th April; it is hoped that this will cost
in the region of £25. All updates and further information, including details
of travel bursaries, can be obtained from the conference website:


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Seminar on: “The Slavonic-English Analytical Catalogue of Liturgical Manuscripts in Ukrainian Repositories.”

On Thursday, November 1, from 12:15pm to 2:00pm, Dr. Peter Galadza, a
former Dumbarton Oaks fellow (2003-2004), will present a seminar at the
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute on the topic above.
Naturally, these manuscripts contain liturgical rites of the Byzantine
tradition. After introducing the Catalogue as a whole, Dr. Galadza will
focus on a sixteenth-century marriage rite that is typical of “Byzance
après le Byzance.”
The seminar includes a light lunch. Admission is free.

The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute is located at:

34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-495-4053


‘Moral conscience through the ages in relation to law, justice and society’ Lecture
Discussing the 800 years of Antiquity, on Monday 5 November at 5.30 pm, in the Haldane Room of Wolfson College, a talk by Richard Sorabji.


Urban Economic Life in Europe and the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period Conference
9-10 November All Souls College, Oxford
This Conference will
have a strong late-antique/early Islamic element. Full Details to be found here.


New Spanish Byzantine Exhibition and Lectures
Tuesday 16 November, at 11:30 – the Municipal Archaeological Museum Cartagena opened a new Byzantine exhibition with a series of accompanying lectures, full details of the exhibition to be found here and the lectures to be found here.


“Scientific cosmopolitanism and local cultures: religions, ideologies, societies” Conference

The 5th International Conference of the European Society of History of
Science will be in Athens, 1-3 November 2012

Papers on the development of technology and science in Byzantium are included.

Please see the program:


Two Parisian Events
These two events will be of interest to those doing Armenian and Syriac Studies with a colloquium and a round table debate respectively.

26 October 2012, Paris: Le livre armenien. Un culture en diaspora

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