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MPhil/PhD Research

The Hellenic Institute offers supervision of doctoral research in a wide range of topics. Those applying to embark on research at the Institute in the new academic year may be considered for our Postgraduate Studentships, which will cover tuition fees at UK/EU rate for one year.

The following students are currently conducting MPhil/PhD research in Hellenic subjects at the Departments of History, Classics and Drama & Theatre:

Sofia Alagkiozidou (PhD, Classics), Existential and political agony in Sophocles, Trachiniae and its dramatic reception. Supervisor: Ahuvia Kahane

Maria Argyrou (PhD, History), The printed Greek book production and trade in the eastern Mediterranean in the sixteenth century: the case of the editio princeps of St Basil’s Συγγράμματά τινα. Opera quaedam beati Basilii Caesariensis episcopi by Stefano de Sabio (Venice, 1535). Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos

Antiopi Argyriou-Casmeridis (MPhil/PhD, Classics), The concept of Aretē in Hellenistic inscriptions. Supervisor: Lene Rubinstein

Katie Billotte (PhD, Classics), La sangre francesa y el alma griega: France and the contemporary reception of Greek Tragedy in Latin America. Supervisor: Ahuvia Kahane

Carolyn Bowyer (PhD, Classics) Echoes of the Salpinx: The lone trumpeter and the trumpet in the ancient Greek world. Supervisor: Richard Hawley

Matt Cawson (PhD, Drama & Theatre), Mask and self in Western theatre (including Bacchae and Greek ideas of the self)

Andriana Domouzi (MPhil/PhD, Classics), Fragments of Euripides, Melanippe.Supervisor: Richard Hawley

Daniel Goad (MPhil/PhD, Classics) Performance reception of Aristophanes. Co-supervisors: Nick Lowe and Edith Hall (KCL)

Edward Humphreys (PhD, Classics), Epictetus on Anger. Supervisor: Anne Sheppard

Eleni Katsae (PhD, Classics), The concept of daimon in Homer. Supervisor: Ahuvia Kahane

Stavroula Kiritsi (PhD, Classics), Menandrian Characters in Context. Co-supervisors:Anne Sheppard and Chris Carey (UCL)

Michael Konstantinou-Rizos (MPhil/PhD, History), The transmission of Latin philosophical and theological writings in Late Byzantium: Prochoros Cydones’ Greek translations of Thomas AquinasQuaestiones disputatae de potentia and Quaestiones disputatae de spiritualibus creaturis, and their manuscript background. Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: Anne Sheppard. External Advisor: John Demetracopoulos.

Chrysovalantis Kyriacou (PhD, History), The Orthodox Church in Late Frankish and Venetian Cyprus (1350-1571): Society, Spirituality and Identity. Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: David Gwynn. External Advisor: Georgios Christodoulou (Nicosia)

Brian McLaughlin (PhD, History), An annotated translation of Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos, History, Book III. Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: David Gwynn. External Advisor: Ruth Macrides (Birmingham)

Photis Loizou (MPhil/PhD, Classics), Philotimia in Classical and Hellenistic Greece. Co-supervisors: Lene Rubinstein and Richard Hawley

Peter Long (PhD, Classics), The role of guarantors in agreements involving the city-state in ancient Greece. Supervisor: Lene Rubinstein

Jarrid Looney (PhD, Classics), Mrs. Robinson Before and After: An Existential Character Analysis of Euripides’ Hippolytos in Reception. Co-upervisors: Ahuvia Kahane and Edith Hall (KCL)

Beverley Lunn (PhD, Classics), Aristotle’s Poetics and Modern American Screenwriting. Supervisor: Nick Lowe

Elliot Mason (MPhil/PhD, History), An annotated edition of the unpublished metaphrasis of St. John of Sinai’s Ladder of Divine Ascent by Matthaios Blastares. Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: Christos Kremmydas.

Alexandra Melita (PhD, History), Magic and healing and the Greeks in seventeenth-century Venice. Supervisor: Sandra Cavallo

Andria Michael (MPhil/PhD, Classics), Antigone on the modern Greek stage. Supervisor: Ahuvia Kahane

Christina Pouros (PhD, Classics), Mythological murderous women in Greek and Roman drama and poetry: consequences and punishments. Supervisor: Richard Hawley

Kostas Prapoglou (MPhil, Classics), Late Roman residences in Thessalonica. Supervisor: Amanda Claridge

David Preston (MPhil/PhD, Classics), Plato and Greek comedy. Supervisor: Anne Sheppard

Judith Rice (PhD, Classics), Plato and Memory. Supervisor: Anne Sheppard

Peggy Shannon (PhD, Drama & Theatre), Women and War in ancient Greek Theatre

Stephen Smith (MPhil/PhD, Classics), Greek architectural forms in Republican Rome. Supervisor: Amanda Claridge

Panayiotis Tofis (MPhil/PhD, History), Copying activity in Thessalonike in the Palaeologan period (1246-1430). Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: David Gwynn. External Advisor: Costas Constantinides (Ioannina)

Fotios Vasileiou (MPhil/PhD, History), British influence on Greek educational thought (ca. 1750-1821). Supervisor: Jonathan Harris

Jenny Winter (MPhil/PhD, Classics) The Rhetoric of Leadership in Xenophon. Supervisor: Lene Rubinstein

Magdalena Zira (MPhil/PhD, Drama & Theatre), Approaches to the Chorus in Greek Theatre Performance: Community and Ritual


Submitted theses

George Siderountios (PhD, History), Zealot Early Christianity and the Emergence of Anti-Hellenism (re-submission: January 2015)


Successfully completed theses (2001-present):

+ David Bennett, Xenonica: Medical texts associated with hospitals in the late Byzantine period (Supervisor: Peregrine Horden. Advisor: J. Chrysostomides) - PhD (2003)

Mike Carr, Motivations and Response to Crusades in the Aegean, 1302-1348 (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris) - PhD (2011)

Nikolaos Chrissis, Crusading in Romania: A Study of Byzantine-Western Relations and Attitudes, 1204-1276 (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris) - PhD (2008)

Stella Chrysochoou, The Chartographical Tradition of Claudius Ptolemaeus' Γεωγραφική Ὑφήγησις in the Palaeologan Period and the Renaissance (13th-15th century) (Co-supervisors: + Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos. External advisor: Professor Malcolm Wagstaff) - PhD (2010)

Laura Franco, A Study of the Metaphrastic Process: an annotated critical edition of the Vita of Saint Hilarion, and the Passiones of Saints Iakovos and Platon by Symeon Metaphrastes (Co-supervisors: Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: Peregrine Horden) - PhD (2009)

Mark Guscin, The Tradition of the Image of Edessa. Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: David Gwynn - PhD (2015)

Christina Kakkoura, An annotated critical edition of Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus’ Seven Ethico-political Orations (Co-supervisors: + Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: Peregrine Horden) - PhD (2013)

Sophia Kapetanaki, An annotated critical edition of Makarios Makres's "Life of St Maximos Kausokalyves", "Enconium on the fathers of the seven ecumenical councils", "Consolation of a sick person", "Verses on the Emperor Manuel ll Palaeologos", "Letter to Hieromonic Symeon", "Supplication on barren olive-trees" (Co-supervisors: Julian Chrysostomides and Jonathan Harris; Advisor: Charalambos Dendrinos) - PhD (2002)

Michael Kaplanoglou, Contribution to the Economic History of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople under the Ottoman Rule (15th-19th c.) (Co-supervisors: Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos) - MPhil (2004)

Georgios Liakopoulos, The Historical Geography of the Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Peloponnese (Supervisor: Julian Chrysostomides. External advisor: Metin Berke) - PhD (2008)

Andreas Meitanis, Aspects of Violence in Byzantium (Supervisor: Julian Chrysostomides) - PhD (2001)

Sebastian Moro, Music and Philosophy in the Neo-Platonic tradition (Supervisor: Anne Sheppard) - PhD (2011)

Fevronia Nousia, Byzantine Textbooks of the Palaeologan Period (13th-15th century) (Co-supervisors: Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos) - PhD (2007)

Vasos Pasiourtides, An annotated critical edition of Demetrios Chrysoloras’ Dialogue on Demetrios Kydones’ Antirrhetic against Neilos Kabasilas (Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: Anne Shappard. External advisor: John Demetracopoulos) - PhD (2013)

Konstantinos Palaiologos, An annotated critical edition of the Refutation of the Error of the Latins by Matthaios Blastares (Co-supervisors: + Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos. External advisor: Anne Sheppard) - PhD (2011)

Nil Palabiyik, The first Greek Printing Press in Constantinople (1625-1626) (Supervisor: Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor: Evrim Binbas) - PhD (2014)

Eleni Rossidou-Koutsou, John Eugenikos' Antirrhetic of the Act of Union of the Churches at the Council of Ferrara-Florence (Co-supervisors: Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos) - PhD (2004)

Eugenia Russell,Fourteenth Century Byzantine Encomia to St. Demetrius (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris) - PhD (2009)

Quentin Russell, Greek Identity in Victorian London: Community and Assimilation (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris) - PhD (2011)

Kenneth Scot Parker, The Impact of the Crusades on the Christian Churches of the Near East, 1291-1402 (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris) - PhD (2011)

Dawn Thomas, Galen's Hygiene in Context (Co-supervisors: Peregrine Horden and Charalambos Dendrinos) - PhD (2011)

Dmitri Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, The Italian Policy of Manuel I Komnenos, 1135-1180 (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris) - PhD (2008)

Christos Triantafyllopoulos, An annotated critical edition of the teatise Against the Errors of the Latins by Macarios, Metropolitan of Ankyra (1397-1405) (Co-supervisors: + Julian Chrysostomides and Charalambos Dendrinos. Advisor Peregrine Horden) - PhD (2009)

Christopher Wright, The Gattilusi of Lesbos: Diplomacy and Lordship in the Late Medieval Aegean (Supervisor: Jonathan Harris. Advisor: Julian Chrysostomides) - PhD (2006)

Andrea Zerbini, Production and trade in marginal lands: a study of the Levantine agricultural economy in Late Antiquity (Supervisor: Professor R. Alston) - PhD (2013)


Further information on the Institute's MPhil/PhD programme is available from Dr Charalambos Dendrinos, The Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0)1784 443791/443086/443311

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