Staff

Professor Leslie Brubaker

Professor Leslie Brubaker

Professor of Byzantine Art
Director of Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

I am Professor of Byzantine Art History, with particular interest in the cult of the Virgin, ‘iconoclasm’, the relationship between text and image, manuscripts, and gender.  I am also Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, which is a unique research cluster with an international reputation, a thriving postgraduate community, and its own ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2944
Email
l.brubaker@bham.ac.uk

Dr Archie Dunn

Teaching Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology

Archie Dunn is a Member of the Council of the British School at Athens, the Committee of the Cotton Foundation and  the editorial board of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. He directs the Survey of Ancient Thisve/Byzantine Kastorion (Central Greece)in collaboration with the Greek Archaeological Service.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45510
Email
a.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Markiewicz

Dr Christopher Markiewicz

Lecturer in Ottoman and Islamic History

I am the lecturer in Ottoman and Islamic History  in the Department of History and a member of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies. My research focuses on the intellectual and political history of the Ottoman Empire between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. I am particularly interested in how ideas about history and the nature of kingship in the Ottoman ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9123
Email
c.markiewicz@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steve Morewood

Senior Lecturer in International History

I specialise in the impact of Great Power intervention in the Balkans and Middle East, especially in terms of diplomacy and conflict.

I came to Birmingham after teaching spells at Leicester and Manchester universities. During my tenure at Birmingham I have developed a number of modules centred on the Eastern Mediterranean as well as developing my research interests in the region. In particular, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5508
Email
s.morewood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rhoads Murphey

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

The History of the Turks, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern, has been my avocation since my first visit to Turkey as a teenager in 1966 and my principal occupation since I completed by doctoral studies at the age of thirty.

 

Email
r.murphey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Reynolds

Dr Daniel Reynolds

Lecturer in Byzantine History

Daniel Reynolds is Lecturer in Byzantine History with research interests in the material and visual culture of the Byzantine empire, the Byzantine and early Islamic Levant (c.350-c.1099), “iconoclasm” and the history of peasant and non-elite communities (c.400-1000). He is co-director of the project “At the Crossroads of Empires: the Longobard Church of Sant’Ambrogio at ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8336
Email
d.k.reynolds@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dimitris Tziovas

Professor Dimitris Tziovas

Professor of Modern Greek Studies

I have taught at the University of Birmingham over twenty years and have supervised many research students. Their research has been disseminated internationally through publication in books or peer-reviewed journals and the standard of my supervision has been recognised by a University Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision (2010).

One of my aims in teaching and research is to test ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5769
Email
d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Vrij

Coin Curator, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Maria Vrij is curator of the coin collection at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which comprises over 16,000 objects, most of which are Byzantine, but also includes around 5,000 Roman coins (further information about the collection can be found at www.barber.org.uk/coins). In this role she facilitates academic research and teaching (both university UG and PG level, and schools outreach) with ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7332 (office)/+44 (0)121 414 3730 (coin study room)
Email
m.c.vrij@bham.ac.uk