Dr. Matthew Kinloch

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik der Universität Wien

Matthew received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2018 with a thesis titled “Rethinking Thirteenth-Century Byzantine Historiography: A Postmodern, Narrativist, and Narratological Approach.” He holds an MRes in Byzantine studies from the University of Birmingham and a BA in ancient, medieval, and modern history from Durham University. He has spent time as a Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, as a Guest lecturer at Masaryk University, Brno, and as a Gästdoktorand in Greek linguistics and philology at Uppsala University.

As part of the Wittgenstein-Prize Project team, Matthew has principally worked on the narration of personal and collective agency in late Byzantine historiography (Feb 2018–Sep 2019) and presentations of mobility in documentary texts (May 2020–Sep 2020). 

Research interests:

  • Late Byzantine historiography
  • Narratology and narrative theory
  • Characters and character systems
  • Deconstruction and the philosophy of historiography
  • Gender and queer theory
  • Reception studies

     

Publications (selection):

Kinloch, M., and MacFarlane, A. (eds.), Trends and Turning-Points: Constructing the Late Antique and Byzantine World (Leiden: Brill, 2019). 

Kinloch, M., Rethinking Thirteenth-Century Byzantine Historiography: A Postmodern, Narrativist, and Narratological Approach (Doctoral Thesis for the University of Oxford, 2018).

Kinloch, M., ‘The Laskarid Polity as Protagonist: Political Action, Characters, and Anthropomorphism’, in A. Simpson and P. Papadopoulou (eds.), The Empire of Nicaea Revisited (Forthcoming). 

Kinloch, M., ‘The Nikaian Narrative: Rethinking the Historiography of the Thirteenth-Century ‘Byzantine World’’, in Kutlu Akalin (ed.), Iznik/Nicaea on its way to become UNESCO world heritage site (Forthcoming).

 

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

 

Contact:

E: matthew.kinloch(at)univie.ac.at

A: Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik der Universität Wien

Universitätszentrum UZA 1

Augasse 2-6, Kern A

1090 Wien