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Nature and the Environment: The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

EVENT POSTPONED (27th-29th March 2021)

March 28, 2020 – March 30, 2020
Saturday from 9am–Monday 6pm
Register here by 25 March 2020

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom

Nature and the environment underpinned Byzantine life but have been little studied. How the Byzantines responded to and understood the landscape, however, enables crucial insights into East Roman perceptions of the world.

Modern interest in the environment and eco-history makes this theme pertinent and timely. Current research on climate change and how it affected the East Mediterranean creates new paradigms for our understanding of Byzantine interactions with the environment.

The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies draws together Byzantine literary and visual responses to nature and the environment as well as showcasing the most recent scientific research on historical climate change and environmental management in Byzantium.

This symposium was originally planned by the late Dr Ruth Macrides (University of Birmingham) and will be dedicated to her memory. The first two sessions of the symposium will consist of tributes to Ruth’s life and career by her former students and colleagues.

The full programme can be found here

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