Program Directors

Dimiter Angelov, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History, Harvard University

Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature in the Department of the Classics and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University; Director, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC

Harvard-trained Senior Fellows

Yota Batsaki, Executive Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Sahar Bazzaz, Professor, History Department, College of the Holy Cross

Dimitris Kastritsis, Lecturer, School of History, University of St Andrews

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Anna Stavrakopoulou, Program Director for Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks; Associate Professor in Theater Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Harvard Faculty

Emma Dench, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 2017–18, Harvard University

Nicolas Prevelakis, Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies

Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University 

CHS Fellows in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece 2019 - 2020

Katerina Panagopoulou, Assistant Professor in Ancient History, Department of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy, University of Crete, Greece

Victoria Ferentinou, Assistant Professor of Art Theory, Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, School of Fine Arts, University of Ioannina, Greece

Faculty Research

CHS Faculty Research Book CoverFrom the beginning, the scope of the program has been to link research and teaching. This link has received new impetus with the first research workshop, on the theme of “Imperial Geographies;” which took place at the facilities of the Center in Nafplio in June 2009 with the participation of scholars working on Ottoman, Byzantine, and modern history; art history; theatre; and modern languages and literatures. The emphasis was on geography, spatiality, and imperial formations in the eastern Mediterranean.The volume of edited papers entitled Imperial Geographies in Byzantine and Ottoman Space was published in February 2013.

The second research workshop, on the theme of “Early Comparative Empires” took place in July 2010 and the third, complimentary one, on “Imperial Objects in Circulation” in June 2011.

All three workshops were held at the Center for Hellenic Studies Annex in Nafplio, with the Center’s generous support. Student participants in the Comparative Cultures Seminar also attended the 2010 workshop.