Imperialism, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in the Byzantine World

Bizantine torch poster

The role or usefulness of imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism, as terms with a modernist historical baggage, to the understanding of pre-modern societies has been the source productive discussion. On these matters, however, the Byzantine world, broadly conceived has lagged somewhat behind. 

This event will seek to critically asses the usefulness of the frameworks of imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism to the study of the Byzantine world. It will do so from a range of perspectives, historical, archaeological, literary, historiographical, and through a discussion-led approach.

The event is part of the TORCH Research Network: New Critical Approaches to the Byzantine World and sponsored by the generosity of The Oxford Centre for Research in the Humanities, and the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. 

Please find the final programme here:



If you have any questions please contact to Mirela Ivanova, or Alexandra Vukovich,