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Dr Vicky Manolopoulou

Lecturer in History 300-1000 CE

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Lecturer in History 300-1000 CE in the Department of History  


Dr Vicky Manolopoulou specializes in the History and Archaeology of Byzantine landscapes. She studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens after which she received a scholarship from the Holy Synod of Greece to study Byzantine Archaeology at Newcastle University (MA, PhD). Before joining Durham she was a Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019-2020 to 2020-2021) at Princeton University, and a Lecturer in Byzantine History at King’s College London. Her research interests include topics on sacred landscapes, mobility, memory, emotion and digital approaches to Byzantine spaces. She has participated in various archaeological projects, public engagement and impact activities in the UK, Italy and Greece and is an external collaborator in various projects. She sat on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Classical Studies as an early career representative (2018-2020) and was nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award in the Innovative Teaching category (for the academic year 2015/2016, Newcastle University).

Research interests

  • Byzantine ritual and landscape
  • Climate emotions and ritual in Byzantium
  • Digital Humanities
  • Emotive landscapes
  • Experience and formation of sacred landscapes
  • Landscape studies
  • Landscapes of memory
  • Late antique history and archaeology
  • Mediterranean Landscapes c. 300-1500 CE
  • late antique and medieval social and cultural history