Welcome

North of Byzantium – a new initiative organized by Maria Alessia Rossi and Alice Isabella Sullivan, and primarily sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture – explores the rich history, art, and culture of the northern frontiers of the Byzantine Empire in Eastern Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Through its annual events, the initiative addresses issues of visual eclecticism in art and architecture, patronage, the transfer of artistic ideas and styles, and charts how cross-cultural exchange operated in regions of the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathian Mountains that developed at the crossroads of the Latin, Greek, Slavic, and Islamic cultural spheres.

On this website you will find information about the project’s mission and its organizers, as well as news about upcoming events and publications. This platform will also offer periodic blog posts and resources, as well as links of interest to researchers.