Notes on Contributors

In: A Companion to Byzantine Science
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Notes on Contributors

Fabio Acerbi

is chargé de recherche at the CNRS. He specializes in editing and studying Greek and Byzantine mathematical and astronomical texts.

Anne-Laurence Caudano

(PhD Cantab., 2005) is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Winnipeg. Her recent work focuses on Late Byzantine and Slavic cosmographical texts, maps and diagrams, as well as on the astronomical miscellanies of John Chortasmenos.

Gonzalo Cruz Andreotti

is Professor in Ancient history at the University of Málaga, where he also obtained his doctorate and held a research fellowship. He expanded his studies at the universities of Roma Tor Vergata-Roma II and Perugia, both in Italy, and at the University of the Basque Country in Spain. He currently studies different, yet closely related topics: ancient geographical thought, Iberian geography, ancient ethnic identities in Hispania – in particular concerning Turdetania—and more specifically, concrete studies on authors, such as Polybius, Strabo and Pliny.

Katerina Ierodiakonou

is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Athens and at the University of Geneva. She has published extensively on ancient and Byzantine philosophy, especially in the areas of epistemology and logic. She is currently working on a monograph about ancient theories of colour, as well as on an edition, translation, and commentary of Theophrastus’ De sensibus and of Michael Psellos’ paraphrase of Aristotle’s De interpretatione.

Hervé Inglebert

is Professor of Roman History at Université Paris Nanterre, where he specialises in the cultural and religious developments that occurred during Late Antiquity. On these themes he has published three books, an atlas and dozens of articles, and organised and edited several symposia. He has been both a junior and senior member of the Institut universitaire de France. He has spoken at many conferences and given lectures in Europe, North America and Asia (China, Japan). He edits the international “Revue de l’Antiquité tardive” and the “Nouvelle Clio” history collection at the PUF (Presses Universitaires de France). Inglebert also takes an interest in the epistemology of the human and social sciences, as well as the historiography of universal history, on which he has written two books: Le Monde, l’Histoire. Essai sur les histoires universelles (2014) and Histoire universelle ou histoire globale ? (2018). Between 2016-18 he was co-director of a research project on the theme “Universal histories and universal museums” with Sandra Kemp (Victoria & Albert Museum) and André Delpuech (Musée du Quai Branly).

Stavros Lazaris

is chargé de recherche at the CNRS and former General Secretary of the Laboratory of Excellence “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean World (RESMED)”. His research and teaching concerns the history of Byzantine civilization, including the study of original documents related to the history of science and technology. Since his doctoral thesis (published by Brepols in the “Bibliologia” collection in 2010), he has worked on medieval illustrations and their place in the transmission of medical and scientific knowledge to Byzantium. Horses and their role in the army and the economy of Late Antiquity and Byzantium is another major theme of his research. He has also written on visual cultures and, since his habilitation (published by SISMEL in the “Micrologus’ Library” collection in 2016), he is interested in the Christianization of pagan scientific literature.

Divna Manolova

is Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Medieval Literature (University of Southern Denmark and University of York) where she is developing a monograph on spatiality, aesthetics and wonder in Byzantine cosmological texts and diagrams. She has published on Nikephoros Gregoras’ philosophical and astronomical thought and on Byzantine epistolography more generally and is currently co-editing a volume on Byzantine commentaries on ancient texts (with B. van den Berg and P. Marciniak). Divna obtained her PhD in Medieval Studies at Central European University (2014) and was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie/POLONEZ 1 fellow at the University of Silesia in Katowice (2016–2018).

Maria K. Papathanassiou

is Professor Emerita at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Athens. She specializes in Greek and Byzantine Science (Mathematics, Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy) and Occult Sciences (Astrology, Alchemy). She focuses her research on the personality of Stephanos of Alexandria studying his lectures On the Great and sacred art of chrysopoeia, of which critical edition recently published, and the astrological treatise on the Horoscope of Islam attributed to him, on which subjects she published several articles. Her recent publications also include articles on Archaeoastronomy, as the “Reflections on the Antikythera mechanism inscriptions,” Advances in Space Research, 46 (2010), pp. 545–551.

Inmaculada Pérez Martín

is Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Languages and Cultures, CSIC-Madrid. She is specializing in Byzantine Cultural History, Transfer of scientific knowledge in Byzantium, Greek Paleography, Transmission of Classical Texts in Byzantium, Edition of Byzantine texts.

Antonio Ricciardetto

concluded his PhD in Languages and Literature at the University of Liège in 2015 with a dissertation on Greek documentary papyri of medical content. After having been a research and teaching assistant at the Collège de France (2016-2018), he is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres Research University, within the Interdisciplinary and Strategic Research Initiative “Scripta-PSL. The History and Practices of Writing” (2018-2019). Carrying research in the fields of papyrology and history of medicine, he is a statutory member of the centre “Byzantine Civilization” (UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée), a member of the CEDOPAL of the University of Liège and the secretary of the Belgian Society of Byzantine Studies. He is the author of L’Anonyme de Londres (P.Lit.Lond. 165, Brit.Libr. inv. 137). Édition et traduction d’un papyrus médical grec du Ier siècle apr. J.-C. (Liège, 2014; Paris, 2016), and the co-editor of the volume En marge du Serment hippocratique : contrats et serments dans le monde gréco-romain. Actes de la Journée d’étude internationale. Liège, 29 octobre 2014 (Liège, 2017).

Thomas Salmon

is PhD candidate at Sorbonne-Université. He is also part of the “Byzantine World” research team of the UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée (CNRS) and received a grant from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. He currently studies Byzantine cavalry warfare, linking the relationship between the soldier and the horse in the Byzantine world. He also works on the archaeology of weapons and horse equipment and their representations in Byzantine art.

Ioannis Telelis

is Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature, Academy of Athens, Greece. He specialises in critical editions of Byzantine texts on natural philosophy, and his recent publications include: Georgios Pachymeres, Philosophia. Book 5. Commentary in Aristotle’s Meteorologica. Editio princeps. Prolegomena-Text-Indices, Athens 2012; Georgios Pachymeres, Philosophia. Book 3. In Aristotelis de Caelo Commentary. Editio princeps. Prolegomena-Text-Indices, Athens 2016.

Anne Tihon

is Professeur Emerita of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. She taught Byzantine History and Civilization, Byzantine Texts, History of Science in Antiquity, Greek palaeography, Methodology of edition of Ancient Texts. She provided critical editions of the commentaries of Theon of Alexandria in Ptolemy’s Handy Tables and several editions of Byzantine astronomical texts; with Jean-Luc Fournet, the edition and analysis of the astronomical papyrus P. Fouad inv. 267A. She is Director of the Corpus des Astronomes Byzantins. She is working on a critical edition of Ptolemy’s Handy Tables.

Alain Touwaide

is a Classicist, a Byzantinist, and an Arabist, Alain Touwaide specializes in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences. He has had an unconventional transdisciplinary career spent in Medical Schools, Colleges of Pharmacy, and Faculties of Sciences. After 15 years at the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC (USA), he is now affiliated with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (USA), where he is the Program Director of the Medical Humanities and Ethnobotany Initiative. He has taught and lectured all over the world and has authored numerous publications with a particular interest in the making of medical and life-sciences knowledge and its transmission across the Mediterranean World from Antiquity to the Renaissance and later.

Arnaud Zucker

is Professor of ancient Greek language and literature, at the University of Nice Côte d’Azur (FR), and deputy director of Cepam (UMR 7264, CNRS). His key research topics are ancient zoology, ancient astronomy, and mythography. He published numerous papers on the transmission of zoological knowledge and is leading the international research network Zoomathia. He published Les classes zoologiques en Grèce ancienne d’Homère à Élien (2005), Aristote et les classifications zoologiques (2015) and translated in French Aelian’s Natura Animalium and the Physiologos. He is currently working (edition and commentary) on the zoological encyclopaedia of Constantine VII. He recently published L’encyclopédie du ciel. Mythologie, astronomie, astrologie (Paris, 2016) and Lire les mythes. Formes, usages et visées des pratiques mythographiques de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance (A. Zucker, J. Fabre-Serris, J.-Y. Tilliette, G.Besson [eds.], Lille, 2016)