Anna Lampadaridi
Junior Research Fellow in History

Profile

Holding a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), I completed my PhD in Hellenic Studies (Byzantine Literature) at the University Paris Sorbonne – Paris IV in 2011. In Paris, as an associate member of the UMR Orient et Méditerranée (UMR 8167/Monde byzantin), I have participated in research projects dealing with the Histories by John VI Kantakouzenos (UMR 8167), the history of Greek libraries (Institut de recherche et d’histoire de textes) and the cultural heritage of the Institut français d’études byzantines (IFEB).

I am a member of the editorial board of the Revue des études byzantines, as well as of the Institut français d’études byzantines (IFEB).

Since my doctorate, my research focuses on Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography. My PhD thesis on the Life of Porphyry of Gaza (BHG 1570) resulted in a monograph that has been awarded the Marguerite and Charles Diehl Prize of the Parisian Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (2019).

I am currently working on Hagiography and cultural transfers between the West and the East, dealing with Latin hagiography translated into Greek and Italo-Greek hagiography, as well as their reception through Byzantine liturgy. I am especially working on the Life of Pancras of Taormina (BHG 1410), a Greek hagiographical novel which constitutes an important document on the history of Byzantine Sicily.

Selected Publications

  1. La conversion de Gaza au christianisme. La Vie de S. Porphyre de Gaza par Marc le Diacre (BHG 1570). Edition critique – traduction – commentaire (Subsidia Hagiographica 95), Brussels : Société des Bollandists, 2016.
  2. “In graecum sermonem elegantissime transtulit : à propos d’une traduction grecque peu connue de la Vie d’Hilarion (BHG 752) par Jérôme”, in Binggeli et al., eds., Mélanges offerts au Professeur Bernard Flusin (Travaux et Mémoires 23/1), Paris 2019, pp. 1-14.
  3. “La bibliothèque du Métochion du Saint-Sépulcre à Constantinople à partir des inventaires anciens”, in Binggeli, et al. eds., Les bibliothèques grecques dans l’Empire ottoman (Bibliologia), Brepols – Turnhout 2019, pp. 291-309.
  4. “Sick and Cured: St. Eugenios of Trebizond and His Miraculous Healings”, in Pitarakis – G. Tanman (eds.), Life is Short, Art Long: The Art of Healing in Byzantium. New Perspectives, Istanbul 2018, pp. 139-151.
  5. “L’histoire de saint Porphyre de Gaza de la Vita aux notices du Synaxaire de Constantinople”, Analecta Bollandiana 129/II (2011), pp. 241-246.