Aims & Scope

The International Congress of Byzantine Studies is the world’s largest scholarly event devoted to the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire. It has taken place every five years for almost a century (the first Congress was held in Bucharest in 1924) and draws 1,500 scholars from around the world. Congress participants and those accompanying them will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of the Byzantine World through exhibitions in Venice and Padua that will be open to the public, and other related events.

Byzantine Studies explores every aspect of the Eastern Roman Empire, or Byzantine Empire, which flourished from AD 330 to 1453. Its heart was the city of Constantinople, also known as Byzantium and today as Istanbul. Byzantine Studies covers a vast range of research areas: archaeology and art history; linguistics, philology, and literature in Greek and other languages; economic, social, religious, military, and environmental history; and the history of philosophical thought and spirituality.

  • Proceedings
  • The Exhibitions

General info

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    Antonio Rigo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Alessandra Bucossi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Valentina Cantone, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia  
    Nicolò Zorzi, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia  

    Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini (Board)
    Antonio Rigo, President  
    Vera von Falkenhausen, Honorary President  
    Alessandra Guiglia, Secretary  
    Anna Maria Ieraci Bio, Treasurer  
    Luigi D’Amelia, Board member  
    Andrea Luzzi, Board member  
    Silvia Pedone, Board member  
    Antonio Rollo, Board member  
    Gioacchino Strano, Board member  
    Giorgio Vespignani, Board member  

    International Association of Byzantine Studies (Bureau)
    John Haldon, President  
    Hélène Ahrweiler, Honorary President  
    Athanasios Markopoulos, Secretary  
    Béatrice Caseau, Treasurer  

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