• John Haldon is Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 Professor of European History, Professor of Byzantine History and Hellenic Studies, and Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies (www.princeton.edu/iran) at Princeton University.  A corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he is also current President of the International Association of Byzantine Studies.

    He has been Director of Graduate Studies for the History Department at Princeton since July 2009. His research centers on the socio-economic, institutional, political and cultural history of the early and middle Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the eleventh centuries.

    He also works on political systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds from late ancient to early modern times, on the environmental history of the Byzantine and Ottoman worlds and the interface between societal change, environment and climate, and has explored how resources were produced, distributed and consumed, especially in warfare, during the late ancient and medieval periods.


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  • Athanasios Markopoulos is Emeritus Professor of Byzantine Literature at the University of Athens. He was born in Athens on 1947.

    He studied Philology at the University of Athens (School of Philosophy), where he received his BA degree on 1970. Between 1972-1974 he did his postgraduate studies in Paris, Université de Paris 1 and École Pratique des Hautes Études, having been awarded a scholarship from Stathatos Foundation. He became élève titulaire of the École Pratique des Hautes Études (IVe section) on 1974.

    From October 1974 onwards he worked as a research fellow at the Centre of Byzantine Studies of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. On 1978 he obtained his PhD degree at the University of Ioannina, and on 1984 he was elected assistant professor in Byzantine Philology at the Department of Philology (School of Philosophy) at the University of Crete. He later became an associate professor (1988) and professor on 1994, while on 2000 he was elected in an equivalent position at the University of Athens.

    During the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Sofia, August 2011) he was unanimously elected Secretary of the International Association of Byzantine Studies; reelected in 2016. Between 2013-2016 he was Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi. The volume, Theodora Antonopoulou, Sofia Kotzabassi, Marina Loukaki (ed.), Myriobiblos. Essays on Byzantine Literature and Culture (Byzantinisches Archiv 29), Boston-Berlin-Munich 2015, was dedicated to him.

    His research interests include byzantine historiography and chronography, epistolography, education in Byzantium as well as cultural environment at the time of the Macedonian dynasty.


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    Full Professor of Byzantine History at the University Paris-Sorbonne
    Director of the Research Cluster of Excellence LABEX RESMED (Religions and societies in the Mediterranean World)

    Monde byzantin, 52, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

    emails: beatrice.caseau@paris-sorbonne.fr, beatrice.caseau@college-de-france.fr, bacaseau@yahoo.fr


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