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55th Spring Symposium of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

55th Spring Symposium of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

Justice in Byzantium

13th-15th April 2024

In 2024, the Symposium will take place in Canterbury at the University of Kent, for the first time.  The chosen theme is ‘Justice in Byzantium’. This theme will facilitate inter-disciplinary discussion of research and ideas embracing Byzantine history, society, culture, and law. Sessions will be arranged around the themes of ‘Social Justice’; ‘Unwritten Rules’; ‘Criminal Justice’; ‘Revenge’; ‘Civil Law & Justice’; and ‘Divine Justice’.

The main sessions of the conference will be held in the Templeman Lecture Theatre, with a reception and dinner in the Darwin Conference Suite, Darwin College. 

Confirmed speakers include Daphne Penna, Dennis Stathakopoulos, Carlos Machado, Arietta Papaconstantinou, Rosemary Morris, Anna Kelley, Lorena Atzeri, Mike Humphreys, Catherine Holmes, Robert Wisniewski, Peter Sarris, Matthijs Wibier, Simon Corcoran, Caroline Humfress, Maroula Perisanidi, Dan Reynolds and Shaun Tougher.

Please keep checking the website periodically: further information will be added in due course, and continuously updated. The complete programme can be found here: Conference Programme (amended 09/02/24)

Registration Fees

Members of SPBS (the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies): £95
Non-members: £110
Students/ unwaged: £60

1 DAY (Saturday, Sunday or Monday)
Members of SPBS: £55
Non-members: £65
Students/ unwaged: £30

Members: £20
Non members: £35
Students/ unwaged: £10

Kindly note that a zoom link will be sent to you via email as the conference date approaches. Please ensure that the email address you provide is accurate.

Conference Dinner (Sunday): £45

Accommodation is also available to book on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in single en-suite rooms for £52 per night.

Contact Information

For queries regarding the conference or programme, please contact Anne Alwis -

For queries regarding the registration or accommodation, please contact Louisa Harvey -

Further Information

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