The following events have already taken place...

1st - 4th June 2023

We are pleased to invite you to the 14th International Young Archaeologists’ Conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili’s birth. It will be held once more in Vardzia (the rock-cut monastery in Southwestern Georgia), from 1-4 June, sponsored by the Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.


4th - 7th July 2022

to be held in Leeds

10th June 2022

St Antony’s and OSGA hosted the first Georgia – Oxford Forum. You can view the final version of the conference programme.

16th - 17th June 2022

16th International Conference on Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies


30th May - 2nd June 2022

Athens Institute for Education and Research,
Athens, Greece

27th - 29th May 2022

Tbilisi State University with sponsorship from FaRiG.

Further Information in Event Reports.

29th - 30th April 2022

Dumbarton Oaks

22nd - 27th August 2022

Venice – Padua (link)

26th - 29th January 2022

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

16th September - 2nd October  2022

The Organising Committee of the 7th International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities extend an invitation to all interested scholars to participate in the forthcoming Congress, either by contributing a paper or by attending as a discussant in the proceedings. The official languages of the Congress are English, French and German. Its specific subject is the Black Sea: Hub of People and Culture (8th century BC - 5th/6th century AD).

The Congress will be held at the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (it has a successful MA programme in Black Sea and Eastern Greek Archaeology, with students from a range of countries).

23rd - 28th August 2021

9th - 12th December 2021

Cleveland, Ohio.
Organised by the Byzantine Studies Association of North America Inc.

29th October 2021

Dumbarton Oaks

7th December 2021

Online Workshop, University of Cambridge

The 12th International Young Archaeologists’ Conference dedicated to the 90th jubilee of the famous Georgian archaeologist Prof. O. Lordkipanidze

We would like to inform you about the upcoming conference: below you will find detailed information about Vardzia Conference 2021 and application form.

12th International Young Archaeologists’ Conference dedicated to the 90th jubilee of the famous Georgian archaeologist prof. O. Lordkipanidze will be held once more in Vardzia (the rock-cut monastery in South-Western Georgia) from 27th - 31st May 2021, sponsored by the Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. If you wish to come and take part, please submit your online application (abstract 300-500 words) by 30th April 2020.

Senior Members:

  • Professor Vakhtang Licheli, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (the Instigator and Organizer of the conference)
  • Professor Michael Vickers, Jesus College, University of Oxford (Chairman of the conference)
  • Professor Walter Kuntner, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck (Head of the Austrian-Georgian Joint Expedition to Khovle Gora)
  • Professor Eberhard Sauer, Edinburgh University (Head of the British-Georgian Joint Expedition to the Darial Pass)
  • Professor Paolo Biagi, Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Head of the Italian - Georgian Joint Expedition to South Georgia)
  • Professor Anegret Plontke-Luning, University of Jena ( Head of the German-Georgian Joint Expedition to Lesale)
  • Professor Askold Ivanchik – Institute "Ausonius", CNRS, Bordeaux ( France).

*Note: *The registration fee for participants will be 100 Euros, to include transportation from Tbilisi to Vardzia, accommodation and full board at the hotel in Vardzia.

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7th - 10th October 2021

The next Byzantine Studies Conference will be held in Cleveland, OH on Oct. 7-10, 2021.

27th - 29th March 2021

1st - 3rd March 2019

The Life of Prayer on Mount Athos – Madingley Hall, Cambridge – 1-3/3/19

 26th - 28th February 2021

15th July - 11th August 2018

International Byzantine Greek Summer School – Trinity College, Dublin – 15/7-11/8/18 –

30th July - 4th August 2018

The 7th Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography – 30/7-4/8/18 –

2nd - 5th July 2018

International Medieval Congress – University of Leeds – 2-5/7/18 -

8th October 2016

The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

13th - 15th April 2018

51st Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies – School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh – 13-15/4/18 -

25th - 26th May 2018

What is a dynasty in the pre-modern age? Late Antique and Medieval Dynasties – a workshop at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham – 25-26/5/18 -

22nd - 27th August 2016


17th - 18th June 2016

The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, Ertegun House, 37a St Giles’, Oxford.

More information at

6th - 9th July 2015

The International Medieval Congress (IMC) seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which - for 2015 - is 'Reform and Renewal'. Read more...

Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Lectures, book launch and a reception to be held at the British Academy, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. More information on the poster.

31st October – 3rd November 2013

The 2013 Byzantine Studies Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

5th - 8th November 2013

The International Interdisciplinary Conference "Pirosmani and Georgian Culture", Tbilisi, Georgia

24th - 27th June 2013

Third International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations.

5th - 7th September 2012

St. Luke's, Exeter University

24th - 26th March 2012

Exeter College, Oxford

28th - 29th February 2012


22 August - 27 August 2011

"Byzantium without Borders" - to be held in Sophia and organized by the Bulgarian Association of Byzantinists and Medievists. For further information go to

8 August - 13 August 2011

The XVI conference on Patristic Studies to be held from Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August 2011 in the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

27 October 2010

View the flyer for this event at the Courtauld

19 June 2010

View the flyer for this event at the Ashmolean.

7 November 2009 - 21 November 2009

Sponsored Workshop for scholars in the Social Sciences and History from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University of California, Berkeley (UCB), California, USA.

25 October 2008 - 22 March 2009

The Byzantium 330-1453 Exhibition will be held at the Royal Academy, London.

21 - 26 April 2008

Pontika 2008, International Colloquium at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

15 - 19 September 2008

The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is holding its biennial congress at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.

23 January 2007

A FaRiG talk on Georgian churches by Tony Anderson and Bruce Clark at Jesus College, Oxford


8 September 2007

FaRiG Soirée Musicale at Southmoor, Oxfordshire (c/o Mr & Mrs Robert Jackson)

29 November 2007

A FaRiG Talk on the Excavations at Nokalakevi, held at the Georgian Embassy. Dr Ian Colvin and Dr Paul Everill, the Directors of the Anglo-Georgian Nokalakevi Expedition, spoke about the latest developments.

18 June 2006

FaRiG Georgian Day at Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (c/o Dr & Dr Nicholas Richardson)

21 - 26 August 2006

21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies in London

23 August 2006

FaRiG reception at the Economist (c/o Bruce Clark)

16 November 2006

FaRiG talk on excavations at Vani, Georgia, by Dr Darejan Kacharava

26 November 2005

Concert by Maspindzeli Georgian choir at Jesus College, Oxford