Olof  Heilo Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Olof Heilo

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University

Tracing my interest in Eastern European and Middle Eastern history back to the Classical and Islamic worlds, my dissertation came to focus upon the convergence of the two latter in the Middle Byzantine and Early Islamic period. I am working with history both as a field of studies in itself and as a narrative instrument in the formation of modern and pre-modern identities.


Born in 1982. Studies in Ancient Greek and Arabic at the University of Lund and Farsi at the University of Copenhagen 2001-2005. Frequent travels in the Eastern Mediterranean area; recurring seminar participant, collegium member and scholarship holder at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul since 2004. PhD from the University of Vienna in 2010, teacher at the CMES in Lund and researcher based in Vienna from 2012.


    M. A., Lund University 2005
    PhD, University of Vienna, 2010

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Byzantine Empire
    Ottoman Empire
    Habsburg Empire
    Islam and Modernity
    Europe and the Middle East
    Historical Philosophy

Personal Interests



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