Anna Lampadaridi
Junior Research Fellow in History


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 published by the Société des Bollandistes (Brussels) in 2016. 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.

In 2018 I joined Trinity College, where I hold a Junior Research Fellowship in History, as a Newton Research Fellow (British Academy/Royal Society) working on a project on the Life of Pancras of Taormina (BHG 1410), a Greek hagiographical novel which constitutes an important document on the history of Byzantine Sicily, as well as one of the very last major sources of the iconoclastic period lacking a proper edition.

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • « L’histoire de saint Porphyre de Gaza de la Vita aux notices du Synaxaire de Constantinople», Analecta Bollandiana 129/II (2011), p. 241-246.
  • « Traduire et réécrire la Vie d’Hilarion (BHL 3879) : l’apport d’une nouvelle version grecque », in S. Marjanović-Dušanić – B. Flusin (dir.), Remanier, métaphraser : fonctions et techniques de la réécriture dans le monde byzantin, Belgrade, 2011, p. 45-60.