The Byzantine Research Group promotes the study and understanding of Byzantine art and culture, with particular focus on the late and post-Byzantine periods. We strongly support and encourage research into the relationship between Byzantine cultural heritage and the Renaissance. This focus makes a significant contribution to an understanding of the nuanced and complex nature of the contribution of Byzantium to the European cultural development. The department hosted the Konstantinos Leventis Fellowship in post-Byzantine art at The Open University. The end result of this fellowship was a publication with contributions from experts in both Byzantine and Western art examining and addressing issues from the perspective of both European cultures rather than investigating one through the looking glass of the other, an initiative that could lead to new avenues for future research and collaborations:
Angeliki Lymberopoulou and Rembrandt Duits, (eds), Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe, Farnham, Ashgate, 2013.
Currently, the group prepares the publication and wider dissemination of the Leverhulme funded International Networks project Damned in Hell.