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Who we are?


Porphyra is the first Italian on-line magazine to focus exclusively on Byzantium.

Founded in 2003 by Nicola Bergamo, it is currently one of tha many ways through which the

Associazione Culturale Bisanzio fosters and promotes Byzantine history, culture and civilization.

From March 2006 until December 2011 it has been directed by Matteo Broggini.

From January 2012 to present the director is Nicola Bergamo.


Porphyra publishes and divulges articles and essays of high scientific value, always approved by

a committe of the most esteemed academic members worldwide. Master degree or PhD are the

criteria required to publish, along with thorough research, passion and method.

Our aim is to contribute to the transimission of an accurate knowledge and perception of what

Byzantine culture was, and of its connections with both, our past and our present. We also aim at

fostering the awareness of how much our culture has inherited from the Eastern Roman Empire.

In collaboration with:

Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica di Venezia

Association dés étudiants du monde byzantin 

Student Network for Byzantine and Medieval Study (University of Cyprus)

Oxford University Byzantine Society (University of Oxford)


The magazine was legally registered at the National Centre ISSN obtaining the following ISSN

code: 2240-5240, Porphyra (Venezia, Italy).

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