Workshop: Re-Imagining Byzantium Series

Oct 10, 2021, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103


Event Description

Our first, fully vaccinated, workshop will take place on Sunday, Oct. 10, 12-2pm, in Scheide Caldwell 103 (or under the tent in front of the building, weather permitting). To kick things off, we have decided to discuss parts of the recently published “Byzantium Unbound,” by Anthony Kaldellis, PDFs of which you will find below. Anthony helped us launch this successful workshop series back in 2018 and we are hoping that his presence in spirit will prove auspicious, once more.

Attached here are the two short essays we will take up come from Byzantium Unbound, which you will find entire on JSTOR ( or in better book stores near you. We thought the two chapters, “Byzantium Was Not Medieval” and “Thinking Historically With Byzantium” dovetail in interesting ways and offer an opportunity for broad discussion of the cultural identity of Byzantium and of the scholarship about it.

We ask that you RSVP Eleni Banis, at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies if you plan to come, not least because brunch will be boxed so we need a fairly reliable head count in advance: [email protected]


  • Cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
  • Cosponsored by the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity