First Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies 2017
The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus organized the First Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies 2017, which took place at the Nicosia Multipurpose Centre between 13 – 15 January 2017. Scholars, researchers and students presented their research in the fields of history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman periods. This was an truly international event with speakers from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Marocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA.
The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (BSC) was established as a non-profit scientific organization in March 2013. The objectives of BSC is to support and promote research, teaching and dissemination of knowledge of Byzantine culture (4th-16th century) in all the specialist fields of Byzantine and Medieval Studies in Cyprus and abroad. The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus aims through its activity and, indeed, through the organization of various events, to contribute to the intellectual progress and cultural development of Cyprus, cultivating a healthy and fertile interest in the Byzantine and medieval past of our country. It also aims to place Cyprus dynamically on the international map of Byzantine and Medieval Studies.