Contributions to books

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1970 BA in History (First-Class Hons.), Oxford


1976 DPhil in History, Oxford


Current positions

Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Byzantine History, University of St Andrews (2002– )


Professor of History, Koç University, Istanbul (2005–)



Other appointments, fellowships and distinctions

1974-5 - Junior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies


1976-7 -  Andrew J. Mellon Fellow in Early Christian Humanism, Catholic University of America.


1980-1, 1983 (April-June) - Alexander-von-Humboldt Stipendium at Frankfurt and Munich


1985, March-May - Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (summer term 1985)


1994, spring term - Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies


1995-6 - Visiting Professor of History, Harvard University


1997, May-June - Directeur d'études invité, École pratique des Hautes Études, IVe section


2002 - Election as Fellow of the British Academy


September 2002-August 2004 - Research Readership awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board


2005, January - Directeur d'études invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales


2007, March – Directeur d’études invité, École pratique des Hautes Études, section des sciences religieuses



Editorial boards and research committees

1992 – 'The Medieval Mediterranean', Brill monograph series.


2002 –  'Oxford Studies in Byzantium', Oxford University Press.


1993– Committee for the British Academy project on the Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire.


2001–7 Senior Fellows Committee, Dumbarton Oaks, Center for Byzantine Studies


2006- La Pomme d’or Publishing






La Pomme d'or, 2007