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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Alexander Panayotov, AIAS Fellow

Jews and Jewish Communities in the Early Byzantine Balkans and the Aegean. Communal organisation and everyday life

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Monday 7 December 2015,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


The aim of this presentation is to review the archaeological and epigraphic evidence concerning the organisation and everyday life of the Jewish communities in the Balkans and the Aegean between the 5th and 7th centuries. I aim to establish the place the Jews occupied in the stratigraphy of Byzantine society during this period and how the social and political changes in this society influenced their communal and everyday life.

Short CV

Alexander Panayotov was a research associate based at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. His research interests are in the history of the Jews in the Roman and Byzantine Empire and in Jewish epigraphy and archaeology. He has edited and published Jewish inscriptions from the Balkans and the Aegean in Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis, Band I: Eastern Europe, (2004). He is also co-editor of the first volume of More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (2013).

Alexander Panayotov's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.