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Peter Hatlie, Ph.D.


  • May 1993: Ph.D., Byzantine & Medieval History, Fordham University.
  • May 1985: M.A., Medieval History, Fordham University.
  • May 1983: B.A., Classics & Humanities, Saint Olaf College.

Additional Coursework

  • 1985-1986: Byzantine Art and Archaeology, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
  • 1985-1986: Armenian & Georgian History, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Columbia University
  • 1984: Greek Paleography, Harvard University
  • 1984-1985: Early Christian and Byzantine Theology, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary
  • 1981:  Classics, St. Catherine's College, Cambridge University
  • 1979-1980: Greek Art & Archaeology, College Year in Athens

Academic Appointments

The University of Dallas Rome Program, Rome, Italy

  • 2015-present Professor of Classics.
  • 2011-2015 Associate Professor of Classics.
  • 1999-2011 Visiting Professor of History.

The University of Groningen, The Netherlands

  • 1994‑2001 Associate Professor of Byzantine Studies, ("Universitair Docent"), Department of Classics.

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

  • Fall 1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology & the History of Art.

The American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

  • 1993‑1994 Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval and Byzantine History, Department of History.

Other Appointments

  • 1992‑1993 Instructor, Department of History, Upsala College, West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • 1986‑1988 Teaching Fellow & Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of History, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, U.S.A..

Recent Courses

World History

  • Modern World History (to the Early Modern Period).
  • Issues in the Twentieth Century.

European History

  • Western Civilization I (Antiquity-Renaissance).
  • Western Civilization II (Renaissance-Present).
  • Early Modern Europe.
  • Early Modern/Modern European Thought & Society.

Medieval History

  • Medieval Europe (survey).
  • The Mediterranean World in the Early Middle Ages.

Modern Greek History

  • Ottoman and Modern Greek History (1453-present).

Byzantine History

  • Byzantium and its Neighbors.
  • Early and Middle Byzantine History to 1204
  • Late Byzantine/Early Ottoman History (1204-1453)
  • Byzantium and the West
  • Byzantium and the Balkans
  • Byzantium and Russia


  • Intermediate Ancient Greek.
  • Byzantine and Patristic Greek


  • Byzantine Language, Literature and Society
  • Late-Antique and Byzantine Historiography

Art and Archaeology

  • Byzantine Art and Archaeology
  • Byzantine Icons and Iconol

Selected Publications


The Monks and Monasteries of Constantinople, ca. 350-850 (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2007).

Edited Book(s):

People and Places of the Roman Past: An Educated Traveller's Guide (Amsterdam University Press / ARC Humanities Press: Croydon UK, 2019).

Select Articles and Book Chapters:

o 2020: "Monastic Recruitment Patterns and the Novitiate in the Early Byzantine Centuries," in Between Community and Seclusion. Religious Life in South-Asian, Buddhist and Christian Traditions, eds. Mirko Breitenstein and Gert Melville, Vita Regularis - Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter 79 (LIT Verlag: Münster, 2020), 149-62.

o 2020: "Monasticism in the Byzantine Empire," in The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism," eds. Bernice M. Kaczynski and Thomas Sullivan, OSB (Oxford University Press: New York-Oxford, 2020), 138-54.

o 2019: "Emperor Constantine (ca. 277-337, r. 324-37) at the Arco di Costantino, the Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, and the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati," in People and Places of the Roman Past: An Educated Traveller's Guide, ed. Peter Hatlie (Amsterdam University Press / ARC Humanities Press: Croydon UK, 2019), 95-110.

o 2009: "Images of Motherhood and Self in Byzantine Literature," Dumbarton Oaks Papers 63 (2009) 31-57.

o 2006: "The Religious Lives of Children and Adolescents," in A People's History of Christianity. Vol 3: Byzantine Christianity, ed. Derek Krueger (Minneapolis, Fortress Press: 2006) 182-200.

o 2006: "Monks and Circus Factions in Early Byzantine Political Life," Monastères, images, pouvoirs et société à Byzance, ed. Michel Kaplan (Byzantina Sorbonensia, 23) (Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne: 2006) 13-25.

o 1999: "Spiritual Authority and Monasticism in Constantinople During the Dark Ages (ca. 650-800)," in Portraits of Spiritual Authority, eds. J.W. Drijvers and John Watt, Religions of the Graeco-Roman World (Leiden: Brill, 1999), 195-222.

o 1998: "Friendship and the Byzantine Iconoclast Age," in Friendship and Friendship Networks in the Middle Ages, ed. Julian Haseldine (London: Sutton Press, 1990), 137-52.

Edited & Translated Texts:

o 2003: "The Encomium of Ss. Isakios and Dalmatos by Michael the Monk (BHG3 956d): Text, Translation and Notes, in EUKOSMIA. Studi miscellanei per il 75˚di Vincenzo Poggi S.J., eds. Vincenzo. Ruggieri and Luca Pieralli (Rome, 2003), 275-311.

o 1989: "The Answer to Paul Asen of Gregory Palamas: A Fourteenth-Century Apology for One, Grand and Angelic Schema," St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 33:1 (1989): 35‑51.

Recent Book Reviews:

o 2019: Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity, Cognition and Discipline. By Paul C. Dilley (Cambridge-NY-Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2017), in Church History Review 88:2 (June 2019) 479-82.

o 2014: The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th-12th Centuries), by R.H. Jordan and Rosemary Morris (Farnham, Ashgate: 2012), in The English Historical Review 129: 540 (2014) 1165-7.

o 2013: Efthymiadis, Stephanos, ed., The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography, Volume I: Periods and Places (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011), in Speculum.88:2 (2013) 512-14.

o 2012: Harris, Jonathan, The End of Byzantium (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2010), in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 132 (November 2012) 288-89.

o 2010: Haldon, John, ed. A Social History of Byzantium (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing: Chichester, West Sussex:, 2009), in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 130 (November 2010) 295-6.

Awards & Honors

  • Summer 2005 Visiting Scholar, School of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2002 & 1995 Dumbarton Oaks/Trustees for Harvard University, Summer Fellowship.
  • 1991‑1992 Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship.
  • 1989‑1990 Dumbarton Oaks/Trustees for Harvard University, Junior Fellowship.
  • 1988‑1989 Fulbright‑Hays Graduate Research Fellowship (Thessaloniki, Greece).
  • 1988‑1989 American School of Classical Studies, Gennadeion Fellowship, (Athens, Greece).
  • 1984‑1991 Fordham University, Research, Teaching and Presidential Fellowships.
  • 1984 Harvard University, Summer Scholarship.
  • 1983‑1984 Jesuits of Fordham Loyola Fellowship.
  • 1982 Phi Beta Kappa, St. Olaf College.