Dr Georgi Parpulov

Dr Georgi Parpulov

Department of Theology and Religion
Research Fellow, CATENA Project
Guest Lecturer, CBOMGS

Contact details

Department of Theology and Religion
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I study Greek and Slavonic manuscripts, Byzantine and East Christian art.


  • MA (Sofia), PhD (Chicago)


I read history at the University of Sofia and art history at the University of Chicago. Before joining the CATENA project, I worked at the Walters Art Museum, the University of Oxford, and the British Museum.

Postgraduate supervision

Byzantine and East Christian art; Greek and Cyrillic palaeography and codicology


As a member of the CATENA Project research team, I am preparing a union catalogue of commentary manuscript of the Greek New Testament.


  • (with Peter Kidd and Gaudenz Freuler) Medieval and Renaissance Miniature Painting in the Collection of Bob McCarthy (London: Paul Holberton, 2019)
  • (with Hisatsugu Kusabu) "The Publication Date of Euthymius Zigabenus's Dogmatic Panoply", Revue d'histoire des textes 14 (2019)
  • "De Rossi's School and Early Christian Iconography", Journal of Art Historiography 19 (2018) 
  • "The Rise of Devotional Imagery in Eleventh-Century Byzantium", in: M. D. Lauxtermann & M. Whittow, eds. Byzantium in the Eleventh Century: Being in Between (London: Routledge, 2017) 231-247
  • "Six Scribes of the Early Comnenian Period", Estudios bizantinos 5 (2017) 91-107 
  • "Two More Manuscripts for Basil the Bastard", Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 41 (2017) 134-140
  • "The Codicology of Ninth-Century Greek Manuscripts", Semitica et Classica 8 (2015) 165-170
  • Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters (Plovdiv, 2014) 
  • The Slavonic Patria of Mount Athos (Plovdiv, 2013) 
  • "The Study of Byzantine Book Illumination: Past, Present, and Future", Palaeoslavica 21.2 (2013) 202-222
  • "The Bibles of the Christian East", in: E. A. Matter & R. Marsden, eds. The New Cambridge History of the Bible, vol. 2: The Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) 309-324
  • "Psalters and Personal Piety in Byzantium", in: R. S. Nelson & P. Magdalino, eds. The Old Testament in Byzantium (Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2010) 77-105
  • "Mural and Icon Painting at Sinai in the Thirteenth Century", in: S. Gerstel & R. S. Nelson, eds. Approaching the Holy Mountain: Art and Liturgy at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010) 345-414
  • (with Irina V. Dolgikh & Peter Cowe) "A Byzantine Text on the Technique of Icon Painting", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 64 (2010) 201-216
  • "Pre-1650 Cyrillic Manuscripts in U.S. Public Collections: A Catalogue", Palaeoslavica 18.2 (2010) 1-53 
  • "A Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts of the Walters Art Museum", Journal of the Walters Art Museum 62 (2004), 71-189

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