Religion in Byzantium

A Stream on “Religion in Byzantium”
as part of the Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
4-7 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of History

The Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) of ATINER organizes a Stream on “Religion in Byzantium” as part of the Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies, 4-7 June 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of History

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of study of the Byzantine Religion, providing a unique opportunity to present and discuss the Christian Faith as the official religion of the Byzantine empire, the Christian religious practices in Byzantium, the rites, the Court ceremonies and rituals, the church architecture, the iconography, the hymnology, the writings of the Fathers of the Church (Greek Patristic) who established Christianity as the dominant religion and as a factor of unity of the Empire, also to investigate the foundations of Byzantine Christianity in the period of the Macedonian Dynasty, as well as the relationship between ecclesiastical laws and the Corpus juris civilis (Code of Justinian), to refer to the various Heresies and the promulgation of Dogmas as forms of establishment of power and authority, to debate on Monotheism and Iconoclasm, and even trace the remains and influences of this religion in today’s’ societies. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 23 April 2018 to: Dr. Paulo Augusto Tamanini, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Federal Rural University of the Semi-arid Region, Brazil. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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