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.