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Byzantium & Friends
Byzantium & Friends
Byzantium & Friends

Conversations with experts in the history of Byzantium and surrounding fields, hosted by Anthony Kaldellis.

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111. Inheriting the mantle of the Roman empire, with Nathan Aschenbrenner

A conversation with Nathan Aschenbrenner (Bard College) about western European claims to the Roman imperial title, from the Middle Ages... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
110. Justinian: statecraft, law, and self-glorification, with Peter Sarris

A conversation with Peter Sarris (University of Cambridge) about the emperor Justinian (527-565), on the 401st anniversary of the rediscovery... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
109. The discovery of Constantinople, with Sarah Bassett

A conversation with Sarah Bassett (Indiana University) about the exploration and discovery of the antiquities of Constantinople, starting in the... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
108. Who is ‘Islamic History’ about?, with Christian Sahner

A conversation with Christian Sahner (University of Oxford) about the notion of Islamic history as a field of study. What... more

11 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
107. Shifty Greeks, Arrogant Latins: Polemical authors and the schism of the Churches, with Alessandra Bucossi

A conversation with Alessandra Bucossi (Ca' Foscari University, Venice) about the text "Against the Greeks" and "Against the Latins" that... more

28 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
106. Medieval Europe without a “core”, with Christian Raffensperger

A conversation with Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg University) -- one hundred episodes after our previous one! -- on medieval European rulership... more

14 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
105. So you’re the Roman emperor... now what?, with Olivier Hekster

A conversation with Olivier Hekster (Radboud University Nijmegen) about the position of Roman emperor, from the beginning to the sixth... more

30 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
104. Byzantine law, its experts, and its languages, with Daphne Penna

A conversation with Daphne Penna (University of Groningen) about Byzantine law, or (what it really was) the Greek-language phase of... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
103. About time, with Jesse Torgerson

Jesse Torgerson (Wesleyan University) and I take a stab at understanding time, as it was measured, structured, and experienced in... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
102. Byzantium and Balkan national identities, with Diana Mishkova

A conversation with Diana Mishkova (Center for Advanced Study, Sofia) about how the national historiographies of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia,... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Byzantium & Friends
111. Inheriting the mantle of the Roman empire, with Nathan Aschenbrenner
Byzantium & Friends