Emilio Bonfiglio

PhD., 2011, University of Oxford


Emilio Bonfiglio comes to the Department of History of Boğaziçi University as Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow in Armenian History from the University of Vienna, where he spent three years as Research Fellow within the Wittgenstein-Project ‘Moving Byzantium’ (2016–2019). After earning his DPhil in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford (2011), he has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Geneva (Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow, 2011–2013) and Oxford (British Academy Fellow and Pembroke College Junior Research Fellow, 2013–2016). While also affiliated to the Austrian Academy of Sciences, during his time at Boğaziçi University he concentrates on cultural and social mobility of the Eastern Mediterranean communities in the Late Antique and Byzantine periods, especially the history of the Armenians in its entanglement within the broader Christian Orient (Byzantium, Syriac, the Caucasus) and the Near East. He has published on Patristics and Armenian History. While completing his first monograph (State, Church, and Media Manipulation in Late Antiquity: John Chrysostom and the Homilies Before his First Exile), he is also preparing three edited volumes (Armenia & Byzantium Without Borders, with Claudia Rapp; Language Multiplicity in Byzantium and Beyond, with Ekaterini Mitsiou and Claudia Rapp; Brill Handbook of Armenian Literature, with Theo M. van Lint).

Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow in Armenian History