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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).  


A. Louth, The Expository Times 121:6 (2010) 319.

Av. Cameron, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60 (2009) 553-5.

J. Hilner, The Journal of Hellenic Studies 129 (2009) 251-2.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Monasticism in the Byzantine Empire,” in The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism,” ed. Bernice M. Kaczynski and Thomas Sullivan, OSB (New York-Oxford) (in press).

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

“Redeeming Byzantine Epistolography,” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 20 (1996): 213-48.

Edited & Translated Texts

“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.

“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.

Book Reviews

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

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.

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.

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.

Roman Cholij, Theodore the Stoudite, The Ordering of Holiness, Oxford Theological Monographs (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2002), in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 54:2 (2003): 330-331.

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.