Giorgios Charizanis

POSITION: Lecturer


Telephone: 25310 39487



Byzantine History


monasticism, monastic life in Byzantine empire, monastic life in Thrace, monastic life on Holy Mountain, Athos, education in Byzantine empire, Byzantine society, Byzantine economy, Byzantine everyday life


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Education and training


Ionian University of Greece, Department of History

Degree in Historic Studies


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of History and Archaeology

Master's Degree in Byzantine History


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of History and Archaeology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Byzantine History


December 1985

University of Cambridge

First Certificate in English

June 1991

Institute Francaise

Certificat de langue Francaise

September 1993

Goethe Institute

Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Work Experience, Positions Held


Scientific Associate, Centre of Byzantine Studies (Department of History), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Scientific Associate, Centre of Byzantine Studies (Department of Archaeology), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2002-2003 (Winter Semester), 2003-2004 (Winter and Spring Semester), 2004-2005 (Winter Semester)

Temporary Lecturer, 407/80, Ionian University, Department of History

2006-2007 (Winter Semester)

Temporary Lecturer, 407/80, University of Peloponnese, Department of History, Archaeology and Management of Cultural Heritage

2008-2009 (Winter Semester), 2009-2010 (Winter Semester)

Temporary Lecturer, 407/80, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History and Ethnology

2002-2011 : Temporary Scientific Associate, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Department of Library Science & Information Systems

2007-2008 : Temporary Lecturer, Greek Military School of Combat Support Officers (Thessaloniki)

2001-2011 ; Temporary Teacher of Literature in various Secondary - High Schools

2011-2013 : Permanent Teacher of Literature in the Secondary-High School of Saint Efstratios (Lesvos) and Eleftherio-Kordelio (Thessaloniki)

2013 – present: Lecturer of Byzantine History, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History and Ethnology -


1. Doctorate Thesis: "Monasticism in Thrace during the Byzantine centuries", Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Giahoudis Editions, Thessaloniki 2003

2. Treatise: "The foundation (establishment) and the beginning of operation of the Athonic State", Ant. Stamoulis Editions, Thessaloniki 2007

3. Article: "The beginning of monasticism in Thessaloniki. Thessalonican martyrs and monastic establishments, which appeared in the town till the opening of Iconoclasm (726)", Makedonika 34 (2003-2004) 35-65

4. Article: "The provision of hospital care by the Byzantine monasteries during 10th to 12th centuries", Domus Byzantinus 14 (2004-2005) 171-182

5. Article: "The metropolitan bishop of Corfu Nicolaos and the struggle between Byzantium and the Normands in the area of the Ionian sea (end of the 11th century)", Byzantiaka 24 (2004) 197-210

6. Article: "The policy of emperor Manuel I Comnenos (1143-1180) and his successors towards Armenia Minor", Byzantiaka 25 (2005-2006) 149-167

7. Article: "The protostrator Alexios Axouchos, the sebastokrator Alexios Komnenos and the monastic centre of Papikion mountain (2nd half of the 12th century). Profile questions and other tasks", Byzantinische Forschungen 30 (2011) 671-693

8. Article: "Alexander the Great through the work of Byzantine chronicle-writers (until the end of the 10th century)", Centre of Byzantine Studies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Byzantina 28 (2008) 81-96

9. Article: "Incestuous relationships of Byzantine emperors. The cases of Heraklius (610-641) and Manuel I Komnenos (1143-1180) and the attitude of the Church", Under publication in Domus Byzantinus, vol. 17

10. Article: "The anchoret Procopios, the saint Porphyre bishop of Gaza (395-420) and the appearance of monasticism on the island of Rhodes", Under publication in Byzantiaka, vol. 31 (2014)

11. Article: "The Turkish attack against the island of Saint Efstratios and the settlement of its monks in Lemnos (1305)", Under publication