From Byzantium to ‘Byzantine’

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 18.00 (6 pm)

The Newman Institute, Uppsala, invites to the 18th lecture in the memory of Lennart Rydén presented in Zoom (see below). Everyone is welcome!


Ingela Nilsson, professor in Greek and Byzantine Studies, Uppsala University and Director of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, will speak on the topic "From Byzantium to ‘Byzantine’: how to approach medieval Greek literature today".

Ingela Nilsson will look at the development of the study of Byzantine philology over the past couple of decades: the turn from texts as sources to texts as literature, the implementation of critical theory and the introduction of cross-cultural perspectives. 

Lennart Rydén (1931–2002) was professor of Byzantine Studies at Uppsala University (1980–1996).


Meeting ID: 644 1021 1736 (host: Helena Bodin, <>)

Book launch

There will also be a book launch starting at 19.00 (7 pm). Reinhart Ceulemans and Barbara Crostini will present their edited volume Receptions of the Bible in Byzantium: Texts, Manuscripts, and their Readers (Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2021).

Available in open access.