Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS983
TitleRecords of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies
Extent3 boxes
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DescriptionMaterial produced by, and relating to, the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies [SPBS], an academic society and registered charity established in 1983. Material includes some papers, from 1975 onwards, relating to the Centre for Byzantine Studies at the University of Birmingham.

The collection comprises administative papers of SPBS; membership lists; and an incomplete sequence of issues of the 'Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies' which include annual reports, balance sheets and financial statements.
Access ConditionsThe majority of this collection is open to all registered researchers. The collection contains a small amount of personal information of some living individuals, in Box 1, which has been closed under the terms of Data Protection regulations. Where a closure period has been applied, files will not be generally available to researchers until the closure period has expired. More details of closure periods applied can be found in the temporary handlist available as a pdf file
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue.
Access StatusPartially closed
Physical DescriptionOne file, stored in Box 1, is closed for research due to Data Protection regulations.
Creator NameThe Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, academic society and charity
Administrative HistoryThe Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies [SPBS] was established in 1983, with the object of furthering study and knowledge of the history and culture, language and literature of the Byzantine Empire and its neighbours.

Its scope is wide, covering history, archaeology, art history, philology, theology and literary studies, and embraces all the language areas formerly within the Byzantine Empire: Syriac, Armenian, Arabic and Slavic, as well as Greek and Latin.

The Society’s world-wide membership is drawn from the interested public as well as practising academics: no professional qualifications are required. The executive of the SPBS also serves as the UK National Committee of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines [AIEB].

Source: information detailed on SPBS website accessed 14 February 2020 via
AcquisitionPresented during 2014; with additional deposit received in February 2020
Associated MaterialsSome scanned issues of the 'Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies' can be found on the SPBS website via