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The Byzantine Presence between Black Sea and Baltic. Political, ecclesiastical, and cultural trends in late medieval northern East-Central Europe

When? 30–31 May 2024

Where? National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania 

Organiser: The Lithuanian Institute of History (Vilnius)

For registration please contact: Darius Baronas (darius.baronas@istorija.lt)

This international conference aims to bridge a major gap in the study of relations between late medieval Byzantium and its neighbours in northern East-Central Europe (present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine). What was Byzantium’s political and cultural impact – or otherwise – on these territories? And what interests, interest-groups and beliefs were in play in the interactions between Byzantium’s leadership and principal elements and the subject populations, elites and overlords of the region?

The conference forms part of “Byzantium and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the interface between the secular and the ecclesiastical spheres in the 14th–15th centuries”, a project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (Contract No. S-MIP-22-15).

For further information, please see the Website of the Lithuanian Institute of History