Luca  Zavagno Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Luca Zavagno

Assistant Professor
Bilkent University

My name is Luca Zavagno and I am a historian of Byzantium and the Mediterranean in the Medieval and early Modern period. My specializations include Byzantine history and archaeology, early Islamic history and Cypriot and Eastern Mediterranean history from the 6th to the 10th century.

Subjects: Archaeology, History


Luca Zavagno graduated from the University of Venice (2002); he obtained his Ph.D. (2007) at the University of Birmingham with a dissertation on the society, economics and politics of Byzantine cities in the early middle ages. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Bilkent University. Dr. Zavagno is the author of many articles on the early Medieval Mediterranean, as well as two monographs: Cities in Transition: Urbanism in Byzantium Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (British Archaeological Reports-International Series, 2009) and Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. An Island in Transition (Routledge, 2017,).  
He co-authored (with Özlem Caykent) the edited volumes Islands of Eastern Mediterranean. A History of Cross Cultural Encounters (I.B. Tauris, 2014) and People and Goods on the Move. Merchants, Networks and Communication Routes in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean (IMK, 2016).  He is also the co-organizer of the Conference of the Mediterranean Worlds (, Associate Scholar of the Mediterranean Seminar (, member of the Princeton University FLAME-Framing the early Medieval Coinage ( ) and former Visiting professor in Byzantine Art History at the University of Venice.


    Ph.d (University of Birmingham, UK)
    BA (University Ca'Foscari of Venice, Italy)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Byzantine History and Archaeology, Early Islamic history, Medieval History and Archaeology.

Personal Interests

    Football, Reading and playing with my 6-year daughter Sofia



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