Dr. Ilias Nesseris

Division for Byzantine Research/Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


Born 1980, Ioannina (Greece). B.A. in History and Archaeology (2002) and M.A. in Byzantine Studies (2005) at the University of Ioannina. Ph.D. in Byzantine Studies (2014) at the University of Ioannina with a thesis entitled «Higher Education in Constantinople in the Twelfth Century», supervised by Prof. C.N. Constantinides. Senior residential fellow of the Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University (Istanbul, 2014-2015). His research for the Moving Byzantium project focuses on the documentation of social practice (eg. contracts, signatures etc.) as it evidenced in Byzantine liturgical manuscripts.


Research interests:

  • History of Byzantine Education
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Greek Palaeography and Codicology
  • Middle and Late Byzantine History
  • Byzantine Liturgy
  • Greek Philology



Publications (selection):

Nesseris, I., "The scribal formula Διπλον τν πλον", in: C. Dendrinos – I. Giarenis (eds.), Bibliophilos. Books and Learning in the Byzantine World. Festschrift in Honour of Costas N. Constantinides, [Byzantinisches Archiv, 39], De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2021, pp. 273-301.

Nesseris, I., “Two Unknown Treatises of Nicholas Mouzalon in cod. Vat. gr. 394”, in: P. Antonopoulos – I. Giarenis – D. Agoritsas (eds.), Scholarship in the Byzantine World. Proceedings of the Symposium in Honour of Prof. C.N. Constantinides (Ioannina, October 26th, 2016), Thessaloniki, University Studio Press, 2019, pp. 77-110 (in Greek).

Nesseris, I., “Schooling Prayers: Some Preliminary Observations”, in: Claudia Rapp et al. “Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Social History and Daily Life”, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 67 (2017), 173–211, at 204–210.

Nesseris, I. – Constantinides, C.N. (eds.), The Holy Monastery of Byliza in Space and Time. Proceedings of the Scientific Symposium (2 July 2011, Matsouki, Ioannina), Ioannina 2014 (in Greek).

Nesseris, I. – Constantinides, C.N. – Mavromatis, G., The Greek Manuscripts of the City of Ioannina. Exhibition Catalogue, Athens 2009 (in Greek).


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Abteilung Byzanzforschung/Institut für Mittelalterforschung

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

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