The Colloquium in Byzantine and Medieval Studies runs each semester under the aegis of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme in Byzantine Studies and the Latin East, organised jointly by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies and the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus. It serves as a podium for members of the University of Cyprus academic staff, scholars and researchers in other institutions as well as the programme's postgraduate students to give talks on subjects directly or indirectly concerned with Byzantine culture and the medieval world. All lectures are open to the public and are delivered on Wednesdays, at 7.30 pm, and last approx. 90 minutes, including the discussion.

To ensure the safety of all participants during the Covid-19 pandemic, the meetings of the Colloquium will take place online via Zoom.
If you wish to attend, please register first using the following link:
26 January         
Διάδοση, επιβίωση και προσαρμογή: Βυζαντινές γραμματικές στη Γαλλία του 16ου αιώνα
Natasha Constantinidou (University of Cyprus)
Respondent: Martin Hinterberger (University of Cyprus)
 9 February
Assemblages of Assemblages: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Composite Icons of Cyprus
Dorota Zaprzalska (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
 23 February
Byzantine literature in France before the religious crisis of the 16th century
Santiago Francisco Peña (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones
Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina)
 9 March
Οι Ελληνόφωνοι Πάπες, τα Βυζαντινά μοναστήρια της Ρώμης και το τέλος του υστερο-ρωμαϊκού κόσμου (7ος-8ος αι.)
Panagiotes Theodoropoulos (University of Notre Dame)
 23 March
Presentation of the volume Famagusta, Volume II. History and Society, eds. Gilles Grivaud, Angel Nicolaou-Konnari and Chris Schabel (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020).
Speakers: Evelien Chayes, Anna Marangou, and Michalis Olympios
The event will take place in Room ΕΒ107 for a limited audience and will be live-streamed as well. If you wish to attend in person, please contact Dionysios Stathakopoulos.
 Joint event with the Lecture series «When our world became Christian» of the Programme «Studies in Hellenic Culture» of the Open University of Cyprus
 6 April
The Emperor Constantine at War: Divine Favour and the Role of Epiphanies
Yannis Papadogiannakis (King’s College London)
 Joint event with the Lecture series «When our world became Christian» of the Programme «Studies in Hellenic Culture» of the Open University of Cyprus
3 May, 19:00*             
Γκράφιτι στην πόλη της Αφροδιασιάδας την ύστερη αρχαιότητα
Professor Angelos Chaniotis (Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton)
* The event will take place on a Tuesday at 19:00. Depending on the epidemiological situation in Cyprus, the event will either take place physically or online. For information: 
For information: Dionysis Stathakopoulos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.