A message from BSANA President, Lynn Jones

A message from BSANA President, Lynn Jones:

Help keep BSANA strong by joining or renewing today at one of four levels, including free and reduced-cost memberships.  Make a targeted donation to help support graduate students, early career scholars, and/or Byzantinists of Color. Take advantage of all that BSANA membership has to offer by signing up for our listserv.

We begin 2023 with new initiatives, partnering with the Mary Jaharis Center, Dumbarton Oaks, and Smarthistory, to bring new opportunities in Digital Humanities training, BSC support, and new video content, respectively.

We look forward to convening in Vancouver for the 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, hosted by Dimitris Krallis and Lauren Gilbert of Simon Fraser University, from October 26-29th.  Look for the Call for Papers to be issued in late February-early March.

2nd Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival

2nd Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival


9-12 March 2023

The Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival is the first of its kind as a way to learn about recently published books on any area of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (AD ca.300–ca.1500), including literature, history, archaeology, and material culture. The Festival is an online event, allowing attendees from all over the world to join in. It holds every two years in order to promote a wider understanding and awareness of Byzantine scholarship in a spirit of collegiality. It is also intended to encourage future collaborations and networking among the various presenters and attendees.

The 2nd Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival includes volumes published in 2021 and 2022, and forthcoming books with an estimated publication date no later than June 2023. It features monographs published in English, French, German, Italian, and Turkish.

Please see below the programme:


Registration via Eventbrite:


The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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 ArtHist.net

See: https://arthist.net/archive/38397

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:




YouTube.com has also posted entries in the name of Hans Belting


Become a Reviewer for H-Medieval!

Become a Reviewer for H-Medieval!

H-Medieval is looking for reviewers for medieval and Byzantine history.

If you are interested in reviewing books or media for H-Medieval, use the linked form to provide your contact details and interests. If you have previously expressed interest or have reviewed for H-Medieval in the past, please update your information.


For any questions please contact Evan Zarkadas, H-Medieval Review Editor at evanzarkadas [@] gmail.com

Dumbarton Oaks Library Reopening Procedures

Dumbarton Oaks research library will be opening its doors to readers again starting June 6, 2022.  Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19, the number of readers who can use the library each will be limited each day. All readers must provide proof of having received an approved COVID vaccination and booster, must wear a securely fitting mask while inside the Library, and must provide proof of a negative COVID test. Readers are currently not permitted to enter the Refectory building; current information on access to the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Museum can be found online: https://www.doaks.org/visit/visit-safely

Please contact library@doaks.org for more information.

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