Byzantine Worlds

Seminar or event series

The Byzantine Worlds Seminar provides a venue for exploring the material and intellectual entanglements between the medieval worlds of the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It builds on the existing work of the Cambridge Byzantine Seminar and the Cambridge Late Antique Network Seminar, and invites the involvements of historians, archaeologists, classicists, theologians and specialists in the languages and cultures of Afro-Eurasia. This expanded research community seeks to contribute to wider discussions across the University about global connections and cultural diversity before the era of European colonialism.

The seminar, which meets for two hours fortnightly during each Full Term, presents the research of speakers from within and outside of Cambridge. Invitations seek to ensure a balance of junior and more established scholars with an emphasis placed on broadening the diversity of backgrounds represented in the field.

All seminars will take place on Zoom, access will be provided upon registration

Convenor: Ioan-Gabriel Alexandru.



The history of Syriac Melkites during the early Islamic period

Adrian Pirtea (University of Vienna)