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![][1] [1]: ## **International Network for Byzantine Philosophy** ## (Please click "Read More") ## About the INBP ## The initiative for the International Network for Byzantine Philosophy has arisen from the increasing body of published texts and studies in Byzantine philosophy. It is only in the last twenty years or so that we have seen growth in this field of Byzantine studies following the pioneering work of Basil Tatakis (1896-1996) and Linos Benakis (b. 1928-). More recent work has taken the subject forward by defining what is meant by ‘Byzantine philosophy’, rather than ‘philosophy in Byzantium’. Study of the subject remained problematic because few took the Byzantines seriously, often because it was thought there was no one who stood comparison with the great medieval figures of the Latin west or the Islamic east. Thankfully such comparisons are no longer made with scholars prepared to discuss Byzantine philosophy as a topic its own right. However, much work awaits the editing of Byzantine philosophical texts as well as the reception history of those texts, both in Byzantium itself and by other cultures. The recently published Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium, edited by Anthony Kaldellis and Niketas Siniossoglou (2017), has further helped to bring the topic to the fore. This volume has been voted the best Single Volume Reference in the Humanities and Social Sciences of 2018 by the American Publishers Awards. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has an entry on Byzantine philosophy, but more are needed on individual authors, such as John of Damascus, Michael Psellos, Eustratius of Nicaea, Michael of Ephesus, and Gemistos Plethon. Yet there is still some way to go before standard reference works of philosophy include a section on Byzantine philosophy. The International Network for Byzantine Philosophy will help promote the subject area and encourage scholars to contribute news and events. It seems this is an opportune moment to establish the Network so that ideas and information can be exchanged and new work and research publicised. The website and blog has been started under the auspices of the Department of Ancient History and the Ancient Cultures Research Centre at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. We invite you to register and to start contributing to the Network. ## Founding Researchers ## Ken Parry (Macquarie University): Bronwen Neil (Macquarie University): Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides (Macquarie University): ## Aims of this Page ## The principle aim of this page is to serve as a hub for promoting and disseminating research on Byzantine Philosophy, as well as presenting news and events. In time, we hope this page will serve as a resource to field works in progress for further comment and expand upon the growing knowledge ## Page Contents ## To the right you find several sub pages. Here you will find links to further information about the Network and its researchers. ## Enquiries ## For questions about the INBP in general, please contact any of the founding researchers. For questions about this page, or if you have a lead on an forthcoming publication, conference, or event relevant to the Network, please contact the page administrator Ryan Strickler at