Dr. Dirk Krausmüller

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik der Universität Wien

Dirk Krausmüller studied Classics and Byzantine History at the universities of Gießen and of Munich where he obtained a master’s degree (1981-1987). From 1991 to 2001 he studied at Queen’s University of Belfast where he obtained a doctoral degree. From 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2017 he worked as a temporary lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Cardiff University, and Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi. From 2017 to 2020 Dr. Krausmüller was a member of the ERC Project 9SALT, led by Prof. Christophe Erismann and based at Vienna University. Since 2016 he has been an affiliate member of the Moving Byzantium project.


Research interests:

  • Late Antique and Byzantine Trinitarian Theology, Christology, Anthropology and Cosmology
  • Byzantine Hagiography
  • The Monastic Discourse in Constantinople and the Provinces



Publications (selection):

Krausmüller, D., “How Widespread was the Belief in Demonic Tollgates in Sixth- to Ninth-Century Byzantium”, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (2019), pp. 83-102

Krausmüller, D., “Take no Care for the Morrow! The Rejection of Landed Property in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Byzantine Monasticism”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 42 (2018), pp. 45-57

Krausmüller, D., “Under the Spell of John Philoponus: How Chalcedonian Theologians of the Late Patristic Period Attempted to Safeguard the Oneness of God”, Journal of Theological Studies 68 (2017), pp. 625-649

Krausmüller, D., “From Individual Almsgiving to Communal Charity: The Impact of the Middle Byzantine Monastic Reform Movement on the Life of Monks’, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 66 (2016), pp. 111-126

Krausmüller, D., “Monks who are not Priests do not have the Power to Bind and to Loose’: The Debate about Confession in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Byzantium”, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 109 (2016), pp. 703-732


W: https://univie.academia.edu/DirkKrausmuller



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