The International Association of Byzantine Studies (Association Internationale des Études Byzantines – AIEB) was established in 1948, shortly after World War II. Its foundation emerged from the Byzantine congresses taking place at that time.

The International Bureau, consisting of representatives of all member national committees, constitutes the permanent executive body of the AIEB (see Statutes). Read more


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 24th International Byzantine Studies Congress has been postponed to 2022. After a vote in which all National Committees of the AIEB took part, it has been decided that the Congress will now take place in Venice and Padua, Italy.

Details of the new Congress website and the final dates for the Congress in 2022 will be announced as soon as they can be confirmed.

The AIEB apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this change of date and venue.

Réunion Inter-Congrès
Athens, 12-13 April 2024

Organizing Committee: Greek Committee of Byzantine Studies 

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