Dr. Luisa Andriollo

Luisa is an accomplished historian of the Byzantine Empire who joined the team directly after her fellowship at Princeton University.

Deeply rooted in French academia, she obtained her doctorate in cotutelle from Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne and Pisa and published the resulting book on Middle Byzantine administration in French.

The task of elucidating the role of minutes in Late Antique administrative contexts is a challenging subject that requires dedication, diligence and an impeccable competence in the ancient languages—all of which are skills Luisa brings to the team.


    Education and Career

    2002-2005 Università di Siena, Laurea, Lettere
    2005-2008 Università di Pisa, Laurea specialistica, Scienze dell’antichità
    2009-2013 Université Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne/Università di Pisa, Doctorat (cotutelle) en histoire
    2015-2016 Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University
    2016-2021 Postdoctoral researcher at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg’s ERC Starting Grant “ACO”


    • PhD scholarship, Università di Pisa (2009-11)
    • Mobility grant, Università italo-francese (2010)
    • Qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférence (2014)
    • Hannah Seeger Davis Fellowship, Princeton (2015)
    • Medaille Charles et Marguerite Diehl (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) (2017) for the thesis publication


    1. Constantinople et les provinces d'Asie Mineure, IXe-XIe siècle. Administration impériale, sociétés locales et rôle de l’aristocratie, Leuven-Paris-Bristol CT 2017.
    2. Il De Creta capta di Teodosio Diacono fra epos storico ed encomio imperiale, Rivista di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici n.s. 47 (2011), 31-56.
    3. Les Kourkouas (IXe-XIe siècle), Studies in Byzantine Sigillography 11 (2012), 57-87.
    4. Aristocracy and Literary Production in the Tenth Century, in The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature. Modes, Functions and Identities, ed. A. Pizzone, Boston 2014, 119-138.
    5. three chapters on Nicholas Kallikles, in Medieval Texts on Byzantine Art and Aesthetics, vol. 3. From Alexios I Komnenos to the rise of Hesychasm (1081 – ca. 1330), ed. C. Barber, F. Spingou, Cambridge, forthcoming
    6. Le charme du rebelle malheureux : Georges Maniakès dans les sources grecques du XIe siècle, in  B. Caseau, V. Prigent, A. Sopracasa, eds.,Οὗ δῶρόν εἰμι τὰς γραφὰς βλέπων νόει. Mélanges Jean-Claude Cheynet (Paris 2017), 1-12.
    7. Quel rôle pour les provinces dans la domination aristocratique au XIe siècle ?, in J.-Cl. Cheynet, B. Flusin, eds., À la suite de Paul Lemerle. L’humanisme byzantine et les études sur le XIe siècle quarante ans après, Collège de France, Paris 23-26 octobre 2013 (Paris 2017), 1-24 [joint publication with Sophie Métivier].
    8. When universal history comes to present: chronology, narrative time and the authorial presence in Zonaras' account of Alexios Komnenos' reign, in S. Mariev, ed., Proceedings of the international conference Chronicles as Literature at the Crossroad of Past and Present, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 29-30 April 2016 [submitted]
    9. Review of Wanted Byzantium. The Desire for a Lost Empire, ed. I. Nilsson et P. Stephenson, Uppsala 2014, Medioevo Greco 16 (2016), 508-511.
    10. Review of A. Bucossi and Alex Rodriguez Suarez, eds., John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium: In the Shadow of Father and Son, Plekos 19 (2017), 365-374.
    11. Review of Roland Betancourt, Maria Taroutina, eds., Byzantium/Modernism. The Byzantine as Method in Modernity, Leiden-Boston 2015, Medioevo Greco 17 (2017), 463-466.