L. Zavagno, “’Island not the last frontier: Insular Model in Early Medieval Mediterranean (ca. 650-ca. 850).” In G. D’Angelo- J.M Ribeiro (eds.), Borders and Conflict in the Mediterranean Basin. Salerno: IMK, 2016, pp. 55-77.


Borders and Conflicts in the Mediterranean Basin, second issue of the ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge bookseries, has been published. The book collects your article about the history of the Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era.


25-27 November 2016 Amorium: A Byzantine Provincial Capital in the setting of Empire



An international workshop organized by the Amorium Urban Archaeology Project, Institute of Mediterranean Studies / Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (ΙΤΕ). Convener: Nikos Tsivikis
The program and workshop is funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Σύλλογος Ελλήνων Αρχαιολόγων  Ερμού 134, 10553 Athens, Greece


Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman — Byzantine Blog

By the time he died, in 2000 at the age of 97, Sir Steven Runciman knew that he was a “‘relict of a past age’”, the “embodiment of a…nearly mythical era.” Minoo Dinshaw’s brilliantly entertaining biography of the great historian of Byzantium restores him to public view and provides a vivid picture of many aspects […]

via Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman — Byzantine Blog

Exhibition of monoprint photographs based on Byzantine structures

An upcoming exhibition of monoprint photographs based on Byzantine structures to be held at Khas Gallery, Istanbul, between January 7th and March 4th. The photographer is Erhun Serbetci, the exhibition is curated by Prof. Hasan Bulent Kahraman and a 52-page booklet including an essay by the curator accompanies the exhibition.

The address is:

Khas Galeri
Kadir Has University
Kadir Has Caddesi Cibali, İstanbul 34083
Tel: +90 (212) 533 65 32
E-mail: danisma@khas.edu.tr

‘A wonderful city of palms and dates’: Salamis-Constantia in transition from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages (ca. 600–ca. 800 CE)


The article focuses on Salamis-Constantia, the political and ecclesiastical capital of the island of Cyprus, from the 360s to the tenth century, marking the passage from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages. The aim here is to debunk the historiographical model proposed for interpreting the declining fortunes of Cypriot urban sites, while at the same time applying the category of transition in order to explain the changes experienced in the local economic life, material culture and socio-political structures.