Information in commemoration of Hans Belting

Information in commemoration of Hans Belting, via A. Kartsonis.

For the obituary of Hans Belting (1935-2023) by Michael Diers posted by


For the HANS BELTING LIBRARY at the the Center for Early Medieval Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, as well as for HANS BELTING’s  most complete bibliography to date: has also posted entries in the name of Hans Belting


Index of Medieval Art Database

Announcement via the Index of Medieval Art:

We are very pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2023, a paid subscription will no longer be required for access to the Index of Medieval Art database. This transition was made possible by a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the support of the Index’s parent department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University.

We look forward to working with the wide range of new researchers who will gain access to our resources, and in the coming months we will offer several online training sessions to introduce the database to those who may be unfamiliar with it. The schedule and signups for these will be publicized on the Index blog and through the Index social media accounts. For more details:

We hope that this good new brightens your New Year as much as it does ours, and we look forward eagerly to sharing our resources with students and scholars from high school to retirement, as well as with public learners seeking the reliable information about medieval art and culture that has always been the goal of the Index of Medieval Art.

Byzantio Explained podcast

Βυζάντιο explained is a podcast about Byzantium and the Byzantine studies, founded by two Greek postgraduate research students, Gavriil-Ioannis Boutziopoulos, PhD Candidate at the University of Birmingham and Panagiotis Mermigkas, MA student at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

In each episode the hosts are joined by scholars who talk about their work, new publications in our field, interesting aspects of the Byzantine history and society, and matters of general academic interest. Giannis Stouraitis, Nikos Tsivikis, Georgios Theotokis, Dionysios Stathakopoulos, Dimosthenis Stratigopoulos, and Dimitris Krallis are only some of their guests so far. Also, they have invited artists whose work is inspired by the Byzantine history.

In addition to the podcast, they have also produced an audio documentary about the Byzantine history, which is written and narrated by Dimitrios Bogdantsalis, PhD candidate at the Democritus University of Thrace. This is called “Ιστορίες από το Βυζάντιο” (Stories from Byzantium) and it narrates the Byzantine history based only on primary sources. Βυζάντιο explained aims to promote the Byzantine studies and attract more students to our academic field. So far, their episodes have been viewed and listened more than 40.000 times in YouTube and Spotify and the vast majority of the listeners are students and scholars.

Recently, they launched a monthly newsletter with information about forthcoming events, call for papers, new publications and everything that Byzantinists need to know.

If you wish to learn more about Βυζάντιο explained you can find more, in the following link:

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