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Oxford facility to boost research into Byzantine history

4th January 2011

A new research hub at the University of Oxford will increase the study of the Byzantine period.

The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research will allow 70 experts from disciplines such as history, archaeology and classics to come together to examine the Eastern Roman Empire, which flourished from the fourth century to the mid-15th century.

Professor Averil Cameron, author of history books such as The Byzantines and The Later Roman Empire, will serve as the centre's chair and Dr Peter Frankopan, senior research fellow in late antique and Byzantine studies at the University of Oxford, will be its director.

'Oxford has always been a breeding ground for world class historians but the new centre will enable researchers from many disciplines to work together on joint projects,' Dr Frankopan commented.

He also claimed that today's politicians and policymakers are interested in the Eastern Roman Empire, to see how its leaders dealt with the 'complex problems' it faced.

This weekend, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported that six archaeological tombs dating to the Byzantine and Roman eras have been uncovered at the site of Imtan in southern Syria.
 

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