Dr Tassos Papacostas
Lecturer in Byzantine Material Culture
Chair of School Library Committee
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1292
Address Centre for Hellenic Studies
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Archaeology, architecture and economic history of Byzantium and the Levant from late antiquity to the late medieval period
Cyprus from Late Antiquity to the Remaissance
The impact and manifestations of Venetian (and Renaissance) architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean
The evolution of settlement patterns and urban development
After qualifying as an architect in Paris (DPLG) I turned to things Byzantine and obtained an MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King's. This was followed by an MPhil at the University of Oxford where I also completed my doctoral thesis, which dealt with the archaeology of Byzantine Cyprus (2000).
Following a Past and Present Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), in 2001 I joined as a Research Associate the Prosopography of the Byzantine World, a British Academy project funded by the AHRC and based at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities here at King's, where I worked until my RCUK appointment in 2006.