BiographyLuca 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 (http://www.mediterraneanknowledge.org/conference/), Associate Scholar of the Mediterranean Seminar (http://humweb.ucsc.edu/mediterraneanseminar/), member of the Princeton University FLAME-Framing the early Medieval Coinage (http://coinage.princeton.edu/ ) and former Visiting professor in Byzantine Art History at the University of Venice.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Byzantine History and Archaeology, Early Islamic history, Medieval History and Archaeology.
Football, Reading and playing with my 6-year daughter Sofia