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The Byzness, 14th February 2016

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Trends and Turning-Points: Constructing the Late Antique and Byzantine World (c. 300 – c. 1500), 26th – 27th February 2016 (Ertegun House, Oxford)

Please see the conference poster and schedule attached (also available via our website and

Registration Fee: £15 for speakers & OUBS members; £20 for others (payable at registration on the day)

All are invited to the post-conference dinner. The price for the set menu will be £20 (payable on the night). Please email using the subject line Post-Conference Dinner to reserve a space. In the email please indicate your preference for mains and dessert so that we can be served speedily. Please book early to avoid disappointment as we have limited space. Please see the menu attached or via our website.


49th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuities And Transformations, 18-20 March 2016, Exeter College, Oxford

The full programme and on-line booking form (early rates apply until 1 March!) are now available on the SPBS website here. Symposiarchs: Marc Lauxtermann and Ida Toth


Lost in Translation? Ibn Fadlan and the Great Unwashed, 14–15 March 2016 (MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Ibn Fadlan’s vivid eye-witness report of his mission to the Bulgars on the Middle Volga in 921/2 is probably one of the most widely known and intensively studied of early Arabic texts. This interdisciplinary conference will draw on historians, numismatists, textual scholars and archaeologists to set Ibn Fadlan’s account within the broader context of tenth-century Europe, the Islamic world and the Eurasian steppes.

Further details, including how to register, are available from the Dirhams for Slaves website here.


Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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