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Dimiter Angelov

Harvard University, Byzantine Studies Visiting Scholar

Dimiter Angelov, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History at Harvard University, is a historian who has published on court rhetoric, political thought, intellectual culture, geographical imagination, empire, institutions, and biography in the later centuries in Byzantium. His most recent book is a personal, intellectual, and ruler’s biography of the leading medieval proponent of political Hellenism, the emperor of Nicaea and philosopher Theodore II Laskaris (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Before joining the ranks of the Harvard History Department in 2016, he worked for over a decade at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham. At Harvard, he teaches a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on the medieval eastern Mediterranean.