|Death||October 22, 2016|
Anthony Applemore Mornington Bryer OBE was a British historian of the Byzantine Empire and founder of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.
Education and career
Bryer was educated at Canford School, and after completing his National Service he studied history at Balliol College, Oxford. He initially remained at Balliol for his doctorate on the Empire of Trebizond, which he completed in 1967, but in 1964 he moved to the University of Birmingham where he created a programme in Byzantine studies. In 1975 he founded the journal Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. In 1976 the Centre for Byzantine Studies was created, and in 1980 he was appointed Professor of Byzantine Studies, a post which he held until 1999.
He was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to scholarship.