The Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, is a research centre for the interdisciplinary and diachronic study of Hellenism. Based in the School of Humanities, Department of History, it maintains close links with the Department of Classics and cooperates with other RHUL Departments and Centres. The Institute has a long history of working with other institutions in the University of London and with The Hellenic Centre, the main cultural hub of the Greek and Cypriot communities in London.
It promotes the study of Greek language, literature and history, from the archaic and classical age, through the Hellenistic and Roman times, Byzantium and the Post-Byzantine period, to the establishment of the Modern Greek State and the modern world. The Hellenic Institute hosts a number of research projects and organises seminars, lectures and conferences addressed to students, scholars and to a wider public.
The Hellenic Institute currently runs two taught postgraduate degree courses: MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and MA History: Hellenic Studies. It also offers supervision to students who pursue MPhil/PhD research in various subjects within the field of Hellenic, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. Staff of the Institute also contribute to undergraduate courses on Byzantine and Modern Greek history and language at RHUL.
The Hellenic Institute currently receives funding from Royal Holloway, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Hellenic Foundation (London), the Bodossaki Foundation (Athens), the Samourkas Foundation (New York), the Orthodox Cultural Association (Athens), The Friends of the Hellenic Institute, and private donors.
Under the directorship of the late Julian Chrysostomides, the Hellenic Institute expanded its academic and research activities. To honour her memory, the Friends of the Hellenic Institute established The Julian Chrysostomides Bursaries Fund. She will be remembered as a true scholar and an affectionate and inspiring teacher.
Donations to the Hellenic Institute can be made online at: https://royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/our-alumni/for-alumni/support-us/ways-to-make-a-donation/donate-to-the-hellenic-institute/ and by cheque payable to "RHBNC Hellenic Institute" and posted to The Hellenic Institute, History Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom.
Dr Charalambos Dendrinos
Director of the Hellenic Institute
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The Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London
Last academic year (2018-19) The Hellenic Institute celebrated the 25th Anniversary since its establishment. Information on the Anniversary concerts and other events can be found in the Previous Events webpage. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends at our forthcoming events and activities organised this year, posted below. For travel to the College, visit royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/more/how-to-find-us/
7 February-27 March 2020: The University of London Postgraduate Working Seminar on Editing Byzantine Texts
Room 103, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, Fridays 15:00-17:00.
The Seminar will resume its work preparing a new annotated edition and translation of the Letters of George of Cyprus (later Ecumenical Patriarch Gregory II, 1283-1289). Scholars and graduate students from University of London Colleges, other Colleges and Universities, and visiting students and academics, are most welcome to attend. Please contact Dr Charalambos Dendrinos.
24 February 2020: Book Launch of Dr Georgios Liakopoulos, The Early Ottoman Peloponnese
British School at Athens, 52 Souedias Street, Athens 10676, Greece at 7.00 pm.
You are warmly invited to the launch of Dr Georgios Liakopoulos’ study The Early Ottoman Peloponnese: A study in the light of an annotated editio princeps of the TT10-1/14662 Ottoman taxation cadastre (ca. 1460–1463), published by The Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt Fund, The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, in conjunction with the Gingko Library. Speakers include Professor Francis Robinson (Royal Asiatic Society, London), Associate Professor Paraskevas Konortas (University of Athens), Research Professor Georgia Katsouda (Academy of Athens), Dr Alexis Alexandris (former Consul General of Greece in Istanbul; Ambassador–Representative of Greece to UN, Geneva), and the author, Dr Georgios Liakopoulos (Max Planck Institute, Jena).
Organised jointly by the British School at Athens, The Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt Fund, The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, The Gingko Library, and The Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London. All welcome. The event will take place in the Director’s residence at the British School at Athens. Please note that the main gate will be open until 7.15pm. For further information and to reserve a place please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
5 March 2020: “The Power of Logos: Classical Greek Rhetoric and the Modern World” by Professor Michael Edwards
Eighteenth Annual Hellenic Lecture
Moore Building Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX at 6.15pm
What relevance does classical Greek rhetoric have to the world today? In 2016, the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in which he praised Greece’s contribution to humanity through the ages. In the course of his speech Obama spoke, among other things, about the concept, ideals and importance of democracy, and the belief in equality before the law for all. In this lecture Professor Edwards will discuss these themes, illustrating them by comparisons of ancient texts with modern examples drawn from American, British and Greek political contexts. Michael Edwards is Professor of Classics, former Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, and currently Senior Research Fellow at Royal Holloway.
The Lecture will be followed by drinks in the Moore Building Foyer.
All welcome. For further information and to book a place please contact Dr Charalambos Dendrinos.
9 March 2020: “Greek-Orthodox Religioscapes” by Dr Georgios E. Trantas
Exhibition and Lecture
The Hellenic Centre, Friends & Members Room, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS, 6-9pm (lecture at 7.30pm)
Dr Georgios E. Trantas, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Ashton University, will present a showcase of the European Union Commission Horizon 2020 research project ‘GO Religioscapes’, examining and comparing the migratory narratives of the Greek and Greek-Cypriot migrant communities in present day Germany and Britain respectively from the perspective of religious aesthetics. Either previously heterodox converted to Greek-Orthodox or newly built, the churches of these communities contain traces of migratory narratives in their icons, frescoes, architectural and linguistic elements. This study sheds light on how the migratory establishment in the receiving country has been experienced, perceived and immortalised by religious means. The exhibition is organised jointly by The Hellenic Institute, Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies and Centre for the GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, and Aston University, and supported by the Hellenic Centre.
All welcome. To book a place please contact the Hellenic Centre, tel. +44 (0)20 7563 9835, Email: email@example.com
13 March 2020: Greek Orthodox Salutations to the Mother of God
Royal Holloway Chapel, Surrey TW20 0EX at 7.30-9pm
A Greek Orthodox Service dedicated to the Salutations to the Mother of God, to be officiated by Father Asterios, will be performed for students, staff, members of the Greek Orthodox local parish of St Andreas the Apostle, and Friends of the College and the Hellenic Institute. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
12 October 2019: Grand Vespers and Eleventh Annual Memorial for Julian Chrysostomides
Royal Holloway Chapel, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, 4.00-5.30pm.
Grand Vespers and Memorial Service to the distinguished Byzantinist Julian Chrysostomides, former Director of the Hellenic Institute were officiated by Father Asterios followed by a Memorial Lecture by Professor Evangelos Chrysos delivered in absentia by Dr Paris Papamichos Chronakis. Julian Chrysostomides will be remembered as a true scholar and an affectionate and inspiring teacher. Organised by The Hellenic Institute, the event was attended by thirty students and former students, former colleagues and Friends. Donations towards the Julian Chrysostomides Bursaries Fund in support of students pursuing Hellenic and Byzantine Studies at RHUL can be made online. The programme of the event is available here. For further information please contact Dr Charalambos Dendrinos.
4-5 June 2019: ICS Byzantine Colloquium Polities of Faith: Theology, Ecclesiology, and Spatiality in the Christian world
Senate House, University of London, Third Floor, Room 349/350, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
In 1932 Olof Linton’s dissertation Das Problem der Urkirche in der neueren Forschung overturned the existing consensus that presented the Church as a historical construct that followed the triumph of Christianity. According to Linton, the Church already existed in the minds of the earliest Christian thinkers, who had envisaged a structured community of believers and clerics. More recently, sociologists have similarly responded to previous approaches focused on the efficiency of institutions by emphasising the key role that intellectual legitimisation plays in the survival of organisational structures. While Late Antique and Medieval historians have underlined the importance of discourse and ritual in the construction of a Christian world-view, there is still much work to be done in assessing how theological and ecclesiological discussions shaped the structure, organisation and ongoing development of the Christian Churches. Our colloquium contributed in this direction. It brought together scholars working on the construction of the Christian Churches from Late Antiquity to the early Renaissance.
In this two-day colloquium we explored three main topics: 1. How Christian intellectuals applied classical political theory in their theological and ecclesiological analyses. 2. How clerical writings used ritual descriptions, theology, and memory to rationalise the social and political context and to justify a specific hierarchical structure of offices within the Church. 3. How letter and treatise exchanges contributed to strengthen different geographical ideals of the Church, ranging from a universal, united organisation to a decentralised structure.
Beyond its scholarly aims, this colloquium also addressed issues of wider concern for students and the wider public; many of the institutional structures and behaviours that rule the Christian Churches today were devised in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In addition, the challenges to the process of European integration have also shown how difficult it can be for supranational institutions to foster legitimacy and belonging. Late Antique and Medieval clerics faced similar crises in their attempts to preserve unity in such a vast and expanding organisation, and this colloquium examined some of the intellectual strategies they used to confront them.
Speakers included Kate Cooper (Royal Holloway), James Corke-Webster (King's College London), Anthony Dupont (Louvain), Tom Hunt (Newman College, Birmingham), Andrew Jotischky (Royal Holloway), Chrysovalantis Kyriacou (Cyprus), Ioannis Papadogiannakis (King's College London), and Richard Price (Royal Holloway).
This colloquium stemmed from research conducted at The Hellenic Institute and the ERC-Starting Grant project ‘Connected Clerics: Building a Universal Church in the Late Antique West (380-604)’ based at the History Department, Royal Holloway, University of London and The Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The colloquium was sponsored by the Institute of Classical Studies, ERC-Starting Grant project ‘Connected Clerics: Building a Universal Church in the Late Antique West (380-604), and The Hellenic Institute.
Organisers: David Natal Villazala, Sapfo Psani, Brian McLaughlin, Chris Hobbs and Charalambos Dendrinos.
For the Programme of the Colloquium and abstracts of papers please click here
For further information on the Colloquium please contact David.Natal@rhul.ac.uk
29 April 2019: Greek Orthodox Matins and Holy Liturgy for the feast of St George
Royal Holloway Chapel, Surrey TW20 0EX at 9.30am-12.00
Greek Orthodox Service for Matins and Holy Liturgy for the feast of St George, officiated by Father Asterios was performed in the presence of students, staff, members of the Greek Orthodox parish of St Andreas the Apostle, and Friends of the College and the Hellenic Institute. For further information please contact: email@example.com
15 March 2019: Greek Orthodox Salutations to the Mother of God
Royal Holloway Chapel, Surrey TW20 0EX at 7.30-9pm
A Greek Orthodox Service dedicated to the Salutations to the Mother of God, officiated by Father Asterios was performed in the presence of students, staff, members of the Greek Orthodox parish of St Andreas the Apostle, and Friends of the College and the Hellenic Institute. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 February-29 March 2019: The University of London Postgraduate Working Seminar on Editing Byzantine Texts
Institute of Historical Research, Pollard Room (N301), Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E , Fridays 15:00-17:00.
The Seminar, which this year celebrates its 35th Anniversary (1984-2019), continued its work preparing a new annotated edition and translation of the Letters of George of Cyprus (later Ecumenical Patriarch Gregory II, 1283-1289). A reunion of old and current members of the Seminar to celebrate the 35th Anniversary took place in the presence of its co-founder Revd Dr Joseph. A. Munitiz, S.J., at RHUL, 11 Bedford Square, London on 29 March 2019.
The Seminar will resume its meetings next Spring. Scholars and graduate students from University of London Colleges, other Colleges and Universities, and visiting students and academics, are most welcome to attend. Please contact the convenors, Dr Charalambos Dendrinos and Dr Brian McLaughlin.
7 March 2019: “Christianity and Greek Paideia” by Revd Dr Richard Price,
Seventeenth Annual Hellenic Lecture
Moore Building Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX at 6.15pm
Did Jewish Christianity and Greek culture have much in common? Or was Christianity the product of a distinctively Jewish culture, which, on entering the Greco-Roman world, had to be translated into the concepts of Greek paideia (education and culture)? If so, does it need to be ‘de-hellenized’ in order to speak to our own post-classical world? This debate has died down in the context of contemporary eclecticism, which views the Hellenic inheritance as something to be plundered, or ignored, at will. Is the study of ancient Greek culture an aid, a distraction, or a hindrance in the quest for a Christianity at once faithful to its biblical roots and relevant in today’s world? These questions were explored by Revd Dr Richard Price, Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London, and RHUL Honorary Research Fellow. You can listen to the podcast of the Lecture by clicking here.
The lecture was hosted by the Principal, Professor Paul Layzell. Attended by over eighty students, colleagues and Friends, it was followed by drinks in the Moore Building Foyer, and Dinner in honour of Professor Price in the Large Boardroom, Founders' Building.
27 October 2018: “Odyssey” by Lydia Kakabadse
A concert to performed by The Choir of Royal Holloway to mark the closing of The Hellenic Institute 25th Anniversary celebrations
In memory of Julian Chrysostomides (1928-2008)
The College Chapel, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX at 7pm
The premiere of a specially commissioned choral piece, Odyssey, composed by leading choral composer and RHUL alumna Lydia Kakabadse, was performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway , accompanied by the harpist, fellow RHUL alumna and former Choir Scholar Cecily Beer, under the direction of Rupert Gough, Director of Choral Music and College Organist. The lyrics is a synthesis of selected Greek poetry from Homer and the Classical period, through the Hellenistic and Roman times, to Byzantium, post-Byzantium and Modern Hellenism. A musical journey through centuries of Greek history and culture marked the closing of The Hellenic Institute 25th Anniversary celebrations. The concert was followed by drinks in the Picture Gallery. Hosted by Professor Francis Robinson, the event was attended by 130 guests, including HE the Ambassador of Greece in UK, Mr Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras, Mr and Mrs George Lemos, Mr and Mrs Michael Heslop, Mr and Mrs Jonathan Woolley, and many former and current students, colleagues, supporters and Friends of The Hellenic Institute.
18 October 2017: Ninth Annual Memorial for Julian Chrysostomides
The Holy Church of Apostle Barnabas, The “Apostle Barnabas” Seminary of the Church of Cyprus, 85 Steliou Chatzipetri Street, 1304 Nicosia, Cyprus, after matins and the holy liturgy, 7-9am.
A Memorial Service for Julian Chrysostomides former Director of The Hellenic Institute and Emeritus Reader in Byzantine History, University of London was officiated by the Director of the Seminary, the Very Rev. Archimandrite Benedict Ioannou,followed by a Memorial Lecture by Dr Vasilis Pasiourtides. Julian Chrysostomides will be remembered as a true scholar and an affectionate and inspiring teacher. The memorial event was co-organised by the Alumni and Friends of the Hellenic Institute and the “Apostle Barnabas” Seminary of the Church of Cyprus. Donations towards the Julian Chrysostomides Bursaries Fund in support of students pursuing Hellenic and Byzantine Studies at RHUL can be made online.
For further information please contact Dr Christina Kakkoura and Dr Vasilis Pasiourtides.
10 November 2017: Julian Suite, Opus 85 by Philippos Tsalahouris
Megaron, The Athens Music Hall, Vassilissis Sophias and Kokkali, 11521 Athens, Greece, at 8.30pm (with introductory lecture at 7.45pm).
Premiere performance in Greece by the Athens State Orchestra of Julian Suite (Ιουλιανή Σουΐτα), Opus 85 by Philippos Tsalahouris commissioned by The Hellenic Institute on the occasion of the Fifth Anniversary of Julian Chrysostomides’ passing away (18.X.2013). The concert was cancelled due to ilness of the conductor and will take place at a later date to be announced in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, which was beyond our control.
For further information please contact Dr Charalambos Dendrinos.
30 November 2017: Memory and Harmony
An evening celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London with Bettany Hughes and Panayiotis Gogos
In this event, which celebrated the opening of the Hellenic Institute’s 25th Anniversary, the well-known historian, author and broadcaster Dr Bettany Hughes shared her thoughts on the study of Hellenism, followed by a recital of music with Greek association by the celebrated Greek pianist Panayiotis Gogos, under the theme Metamorphoses. The repertoire includes Schubert-Liszt, Der Atlas, Der Müller und der Bach, Liebesbotschaft, Aufenthalt, Der Doppelgänger, Erikönig, Schumann-Liszt, Frühlingsnacht, Widmung, and Chopin, Scherzo No 2.
15-16 December 2017: Thomas Latinus – Thomas Graecus
International Conference on Thomas Aquinas and his Reception in Byzantium
National Library of Greece, Books Tower, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece
The Conference explored the reception of Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) in Byzantium. The first day of the conference was devoted to Aquinas’ Philosophy and Theology, while on the second day scholars presented findings of their research as part of the ongoing research project Thomas de Aquino Byzantinus, co-hosted by the University of Patras and The Hellenic Institute, and currently funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation through the Artos Zois Foundation. The Conference was co-organised by the National Library of Greece, the University of Patras and The Hellenic Institute.
2 February-23 March 2018: The University of London Postgraduate Working Seminar on Editing Byzantine Texts
The Warburg Institute, University of London, Classroom 2, Ground Floor, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, Fridays 15:45-17:45. The Seminar continued its work preparing a new annotated edition and translation of the Letters of George of Cyprus (later Ecumenical Patriarch Gregory II, 1283-1289). Scholars and graduate students from University of London Colleges, the University of Oxford, and the University of Sydney participated this year. For further information please contact the convenors, Dr Charalambos Dendrinos and Dr Christopher Wright.
For further information please see the Seminar webpage.
6 March 2018: "Ruins" of Athens: ancient modes reimagined
A piano recital by Carlo Grante for the benefit of The Hellenic Institute
Windsor Building Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX at 7pm
A concert of classical piano works with links to ancient and modern Greece. The eminent pianist Carlo Grante began with Beethoven’s thrilling Variations on “The Ruins of Athens”, in Liszt’s transcription. They were written in 1811 as incidental music for a play of that name in which Minerva and Mercury meet Greeks dreaming of their liberation. The rest of the concert, featuring some of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire, illustrated how the music of the ancient world lives on in the DNA of western music. The programme included also Chopin, Mazurkas, op. 24/2, op. 30/4, op. 68/4, Satie, Gnossiennes, nos. 3, 4, 5, Debussy, Hommage à Rameau (Images, I/2), Danseuses de Delphes (Préludes, I/1), Brouillards (Préludes, II/1) and Canope, II/10, and Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56.
The Concert was followed by drinks in the Picture Gallery and Dinner in honour of our Donors.
Members and staff
- Professor Paul Hogg, Vice Principal (Innovation and Regional Affairs), Chairman of the Hellenic Institute Steering Group
- Professor Katie Normington, Deputy Principal (Academic)
- Professor James Knowles, Vice-Principal and Executive Dean of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty
- Dr Anna Whitelock, Head of History Department
- Professor Boris Rankov, Head of Classics Department
- Professor Andrew Jotischky, Head of Research, History Department
- Dr Charalambos Dendrinos, Director of the Hellenic Institute
- Dr Paris Papamichis Chronakis, Lecturer in Modern Greek History
- Mr Michael Heslop, Representing the Friends of the Hellenic Institute
- Professor Emeritus Richard Clogg, GCOH
- Mrs Edmée Leventis, OBE
- Professor Francis Robinson, CBE
- Professor Richard Alston, BA, PhD: Roman history, especially Roman Egypt; urbanism in the ancient world; Roman army
- Toby Bromige, MA, PhD (Lecturer): Byzantium and Armenia, Byzantium and the Crusades
- Professor Kate Cooper, BA, MTS, PhD: The Mediterranean world in the Roman period, particularly daily life and the family, religion and gender, social identity; early Christianity, Christian saints and martyrs
- Professor Veronica Della Dora, BA, PhD: Cultural and historical geography; landscape studies; history of cartography; Byzantine and post-Byzantine sacred geographies
- Charalambos Dendrinos, MA, PhD (Senior Lecturer): Byzantine literature and Greek palaeography; editing and transmission of Byzantine texts
- Professor Mike Edwards, BA, PhD (Honorary Research Fellow): Classical oratory and rhetoric; Greek palaeography and textual criticism.
- Professor Manolis Galenianos, MA, PhD: Contemporary Greek economy; the Greek financial crisis.
- Liz Gloyn MA, PhD (Lecturer): Reception of classical Greece in popular culture, with a particular interest in film and children's literature.
- David Gwynn, MA, DPhil (Reader): Late Antique history and theology
- Professor Jonathan Harris, MA, PhD: Byzantine history, 1000-1453; Byzantium and the West, especially during the Crusades and the Italian Renaissance
- Richard Hawley, MA, DPhil (Senior Lecturer): Greek literature, especially drama; Greek social history; women in classical antiquity; later Greek literature
- Christopher Hobbs, MA, PhD (Teaching Fellow in Byzantine and Medieval History): Byzantine History and Historiography, Byzantium and the West
- Professor Peregrine Horden, MA: Byzantine medicine; the Mediterranean world
- Professor Andrew Jotischky, MPhil, PhD (History): Byzantium and the West, Byzantium and the Latin East; Eastern and Western Monasticism
- Lakis Kaounides, BSc, BComm, MA, FRSA (Senior Teaching Fellow): Political and Socio-economic impact of Climate change in contemporary Greece and Cyprus; Science, Technology and Industrial Strategies for socio-economic development of Greece and Cyprus
- Aikaterini Kolotourou, PhD (Teaching Fellow): Greek history and archaeology
- Christos Kremmydas, MA, PhD (Lecturer): Greek rhetoric and oratory (especially Demosthenes); Athenian political and social history (especially law); Greek papyrology
- Nick Lowe, MA, PhD (Reader): Greek and Latin literature, especially comedy; Greek religion
- David Natal Villazala MA, PhD (Lecturer, Head of the ERC-project 'Connected Clerics'): Christianity in Late Antiquity
- Jari Pakkanen, BA, PhD (Senior Lecturer): Greek archaeology and Architecture; the methodology of architectural reconstructions
- Professor Boris Rankov, MA, DPhil: Greek triereme project; Roman history; archaeology of the Roman Empire
- Professor Francis Robinson, MA, PhD: Greek influence on Islamic thought
- Professor Lene Rubinstein, MA, PhD: Athenian social history; Athenian oratory and law; papyrology; Roman Egypt
- John Sellars, MA, PhD: Hellenistic philosophy, the Stoic tradition.
- Professor Emerita Anne Sheppard, MA, DPhil: Greek philosophy, especially Neoplatonism; ancient literary criticism
- Efi Spentzou, MA, DPhil: Reception of the classical tradition, especially in modern Greece; classics and modern critical thought
- Polymnia Tsagouria, MA, PhD (Tutor seconded by Greek Ministry of Education): Modern Greek language, literature and culture
- Barbara Zipser, PhD (Lecturer): Byzantine manuscripts; Greek medicine; history of texts
- Samuel Barnish, MA, DPhil (former Lecturer): Early Christianity; transformation of the Roman world; Italy in the fifth and sixth centuries AD; Cassiodorus
- Lia Chisacof, PhD (Honorary Research Associate): Post-Byzantine studies; Greek palaeography; modern Greek language and literature; Greek authors in the Romanian principalities (18th-20th c.)
- John Demetracopoulos, MA, PhD (Research Associate): Byzantine philosophy and theology, editor-in-chief of "Thomas de Aquino Byzantinus Project"
- Laura Franco, MA, PhD (Research Associate): Byzantine literature and hagiography, editions of Byzantine texts, Greek palaeography
- Michael Heslop, MA (Honorary Research Associate): The defence system of Rhodes and the Dodecanese in the medieval period
- James M. Holt, MA (Research Associate): Greek paleography; editing of Greek texts
- Kostas Kalimtzis, PhD (Honorary Research Associate): Greek philosophical and political thought
- John Karabelas, MA, PhD (Research Associate): Post-Byzantine and modern Greek historiography
- Hieromonk Chrysostomos Koutloumousianos (Stavrides), PhD (Research Associate): Orthodox theology and ecclesiology; Orthodox and Irish spirituality
- Chrysovalantis Kyriacou, MA, PhD (Research Associate), Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval history and culture; History and culture of Cyprus; Orthodox theology and spirituality.
- Georgios Liakopoulos, MA, PhD (Research Associate): Ottoman Epigraphy and Palaeography, Historical Geography, the Greek world in the Ottoman Empire.
- Anthony Luttrell, MA, DPhil (Honorary Research Associate): the Knights Hospitaller on Rhodes and Malta; the Greek population of Rhodes in the Medieval Period
- Brian McLaughlin, MA, MSc, PhD (Research Associate): Byzantine history, 1204-1453; Byzantine historiography and literature
- Nikolaos Moschonas, MA, PhD (Professor Emeritus, Honorary Research Fellow): Greek and Latin palaeography; Byzantine relations with Western Europe.
- Fevronia Nousia, MA, PhD (Research Associate): Byzantine literature and education; editions of Byzantine texts; Greek palaeography
- Robin Oakley, MA, DPhil (Honorary Research Fellow): History of Cypriot Diaspora in Britain
- Konstantinos Palaiologos, MA, PhD (Research Associate): editions of Byzantine texts; Orthodox theology; Greek palaeography
- Vasos Pasiourtides, MA, PhD (Research Associate): editions of Byzantine texts; Orthodox theology; Greek palaeography
- Nil Palabiyik-Pektas, MA, PhD (Honorary Research Associate): history of the Greek book in the post-Byzantine and early modern period; Greek communities in the Ottoman Empire
- Richard Price, MTh, DPhil (Honorary Research Fellow): history of Christianity; Ecumenical Councils; relations between Greek East and Latin West
- Philip Taylor (Honorary Research Associate): Porphyrogenitus Project, TeX editing; electronic editions of Byzantine texts
- George Vassiadis, MA, PhD: Modern Greek History; Anglo-Hellenic Relations; Greek Diaspora
- Christopher Wright, MA, PhD (Honorary Research Associate): Greek and Latin palaeography; editing of Greek texts; history of Byzantium and the Latin East
- Nada Zecevic, MA, PhD (Research Associate): History of Greek Diaspora in the Post-Byzantine and Early-Modern Europe (15th-18th c.); Classical Reception in the Balkans (15th-18th c.)
- Tristan Burt (University of Sydney): Transmission of Platonic Texts
- Annaclara Cataldi Palau, MA, PhD (Visiting Professor): Greek palaeography
- Richard Clogg, MA, DPhil (Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor): Modern Greek history
- Costas N. Constantinides, MA, PhD (University of Ioannina): Byzantine education, history and literature; Greek palaeography
- Andreas Meitanis, MA, PhD (Zurich International School): Byzantine literature and society; Greek palaeography
The Hellenic Institute offers supervision of doctoral research in a wide range of topics. The following students are currently conducting MPhil/PhD research in Hellenic and Byzantine subjects at the Departments of History and Classics:
Georgios Argiantopoulos (MPhil/PhD), The British Occupation of Egypt in 1882 and its consequences for the Greek and Cypriot Communities.
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).
Antiopi Argyriou-Casmeridis (PhD, Classics), The concept of Aretē in Hellenistic honorary decrees
David Bullen (PhD, Drama & Theatre), Inventing Dionysus: The Significance of Women in the Modern British Performance History of Euripides’s Bacchae.
James Cook (MPhil/PhD Classics), Thersites and the Voice of the Subaltern in ancient Greek epic poetry
William Coles (MPhil/PhD, Classics), Ambassadorial Oratory in the Hellenistic World
Francesca Kaminski-Jones (MPhil/PhD, Classics), The modern perception of the Homeric similes
Julia Maltagliati (PhD, Classics), Persuading by paradeigmata: the use of historical examples in Attic Oratory
Alexandra Melita (PhD, History), Magic and healing and the Greeks in seventeenth-century Venice.
Ann Morrison (MPhil/PhD, History) Feeding the people in Byzantium (c.800 – c.1260)
Bertie Norman (PhD, Classics), Cimmerians in Homer in early epic
Stephen Pearce (MPhil/PhD, History), What happened to the Late Roman Army in the Notitia Dignitatum?
Christina Pouros (MPhil, Classics), The murderous relationship between mothers and children: the evolution of myths concerning Medea, Clytemnestra and Electra from Homeric epic to Seneca
Will Shuler (PhD, Theatre & Drama), The Teaching Theatre of Ancient Athens.
Kit Tempest-Walters (PhD, Classics), Plotinus’ treatment of the nature of time
Panayiotis Tofis (PhD, History), Libraries in Thessalonike in the Palaeologan period (1246-1430).
Nikolaos Tzoumerkas (MPhil/PhD, History) Pain and Punishment in Late Antique Egypt
Matthew Ward (PhD, Classics), Ships in the Iliad
Magdalena Zira (MPhil/PhD, Drama & Theatre), Approaches to the Chorus in Greek Theatre Performance: Community and Ritual
Recently submitted theses
Peter Olive, (MPhil, Classics), The Greek vocabulary of Incest Prolegomena to a Cultural History of Forbidden Propinquity
Robin Shields (PhD, History), The Tocchi Lordship in the Medieval Balkans.
Successfully completed theses (2001-present)
Sandor Aladics, Aristotle and the Atomists on the nature of space – PhD (2017)
Sofia Alagkiozidou, Existential and political agony in Sophocles, Trachiniae and its dramatic reception – PhD (2017)
†David Bennett, Xenonica: Medical texts associated with hospitals in the late Byzantine period – PhD (2003)
Carolyn Bowyer, Echoes of the Salpinx: The lone trumpeter and the trumpet in the ancient Greek world – PhD (2017)
Toby Bromige (PhD, History), Strangers in a foreign land: the assimilation and alienation of the Armenians in the Byzantine Empire c.950-1084 – PhD (2019)
Mike Carr, Motivations and Response to Crusades in the Aegean, 1302-1348 – PhD (2011)