ANAMED Library Talks: Anthony Kaldellis, Young Richard Kim – Great Power and the Modern Invention of “Byzantium”

ANAMED Library Talks, jointly organized by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Library and the History Foundation (Tarih Vakfı), will continue with Anthony Kaldellis on September 14, 2021.  Byzantine Studies is exceptional among academic disciplines in that it refuses to call the society that it studies and its people by its proper name – Romanía and the Romans.  It is well understood that the term “Byzantium” is a modern construct, but the politics of its invention remain unexplored. Why do we have that category at all? Whose interests did it serve? Should we still use it? This presentation will explore how the Great Powers of the nineteenth century created “Byzantium,” and the key role of the Greek War of Independence and Crimean War in that process. The talk will be moderated by Young Richard Kim.  This month’s talk will be in English and will take place online. For details please click here. For registering to the talk please click on the link below.


Registration link:

Date: September 14, 2021 – 6PM