Marco Miotto

POSITION: Lecturer

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Telephone: 25310 39483

Email: mmiotto@he.duth.gr

RESEARCH AND TEACHING SUBJECT:

History of the Islamic World

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Islamic history, History of the Mediterranean World, Byzantine-Islamic relations, Venetian History, Military History

COURSES TAUGHT

For further details, click here for course catalogue in English.

1 . Topics in Modern and Contemporary History of the Islamic World. Egypt under Muhammad Ali and His Successors (1801-1882) (tba)

2 . Muhammad and Islam (tba)

3 . tba (tba)

4 . tba (tba)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education


2004 - June 2007: Ph.D. in Medieval and Byzantine Story (grade: “Arista”-Excellent). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology: Dissertation title: “ The conflict between Fatimid Caliphate and Byzantine Empire in Near East and the role of Italian cities in the region in 10th and 11th centuries”. ( Ο ανταγωνισμός Βυζαντίου και Χαλιφάτου των Φατιμιδών στην Εγγύς Ανατολή και η δράση των ιταλικών πόλεων στην περιοχή κατά τον 10ο και 11 ο αιώνα ).

2001 – November 2003: Master of Arts in Medieval and Byzantine History (grade: “Arista”–Excellent). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology: Dissertation title: “The Islamic conquest of Syria. How and why Byzantium lost its East” (Η ισλαμική κατάκτηση της Συρίας. Πώς και γιατί το Βυζάντιο έχασε την Ανατολή του).

November 1993: Bachelor’s degree in Islamic History. Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice (grade: 110/110 – Excellent). Title of final dissertation “ Spice trade between the Venetian Republic and the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt from the rise of the Circassian dynasty to the ottoman conquest, 1382-1517 ” ( Il commercio delle spezie tra la Repubblica Veneta e il Sultanato Mamelucco d’Egitto dall’avvento della dinastia circassa alla conquista ottomana, 1382-1517 ).

Academic I nterests

Islamic history, History of the Mediterranean World, Byzantine-Islamic relations, Venetian History, Military History


Language skills

Italian (native speaker, with particular knowledge of Venetian language) Modern Greek (excellent), English (excellent), Spanish (excellent), Arabic (excellent), French (good level), Turkish (basic level)


Teaching experience


December 2013: Appointed Lecturer, History of the Islamic World, Department of History and Archaeology at the Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini.

2011-2012: Academic staff member 407/80 (equivalent to Lecturer), School of Humanities, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki.
Course taught (in English): Medieval and Modern History of the Black Sea Region (Postgraduate course)

February, 2010: elected Lecturer of History of the Islamic World in the Department of History and Archaeology at the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini).

2009-2010: Academic staff member 407/80 (equivalent to Lecturer), Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini. Courses taught: History of the Islamic World, Muhammad and the rise of Islam

2007-2010: Academic staff member 407/80 (equivalent to Lecturer), Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete (Rethimno campus). Courses taught: The Italian cities in the Early Middle Ages, History of the Intermediterranean Trade in the Early Middle Ages,Introduction to Islamic history, Issues in Islamic history, The Arabs before Islam,Muhammad and Islam, Modern and Contemporary History of the Arab countries, The Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria, Islamic societies, The Arab-Israeli conflict


Conference Organization and Participation


24-27.5.2007: 28th International Panhellenic Congress of History organized by the Hellenic History Association, in Salonica, Greece, presentation “Οι ναυτικές εκστρατείες των Μαμελούκων της Αιγύπτου εναντίον των Πορτογάλων στον Ινδικό Ωκεανό (1506-1509, 1516) κατά τις αραβικές και βενετικές ιστορικές πηγές” (Sea expeditions of Mamluks against Portuguese in the Indian Ocean (1506-1509, 1516) according to Arabic and Venetian sources).


23-25.5.2006: 27th International Panhellenic Congress of History organized by the Hellenic History Association, in Salonica, Greece, presentation “Αντικρουόμενες πληροφορίες από βυζαντινές και βενετικές πηγές για τη ναυμαχία της Ρόδου (1099 ή 1100)” (Contrasting information from Byzantine and Venetian sources on battle of Rhodes (1099 or 1100).

3.3.2008: Conference entitled «Το Βυζάντιο και η πρώτη ισλαμική επέκταση στην Εγγύς Ανατολή (7ος αιώνα). Μια πολιτικοστρατιωτική ανάλυση» (Byzantium and the first Islamic expansion in the Near East (7th c.). A political and military analysis), at the Byzantine Museum of Veria (Greece).

15.10.2009: conference entitled «Προσδιορίζοντας μια γενοκτονία. Η περίπτωση της Αλγερίας» (Defining a genocide. The case of Algeria), at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete in Rethimno (Greece).