Olivier Delouis is a permanent researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris and a former Research fellow of the French School of Archaeology at Athens (EfA). He holds an MPhil and a PhD in Byzantine history from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and an MPhil from the Paris School of Economics (PSE).
His research interests are Byzantine monasticism, Byzantine archaeology, Byzantine reception studies and Digital humanities. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sorbonne University, the Catholic University of Paris (ICP), and has given a significant number of seminars, conference papers and public lectures in France and abroad. He has held several administrative and editorial responsibilities, especially for the Revue des études byzantines.
His current research includes the edition of a catechetical corpus, the Great Catecheseis (or monastic sermons) of Theodore the Stoudite (759-826), the edition of two volumes of Mount Athos archives collection (monastery of Chilandar), the publication of the scientific correspondence of a modern scholar, Athanasios Papadopoulos-Kerameus (1856-1912), and a digital humanities project called “Mapping Byzantine Bithynia Online”, in collaboration with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna. During the next two years in Oxford (MT 2021-2023), he wishes to establish contacts between French and Oxford researchers in the field of archaeometry and digital humanities for the ancient and medieval world.
Lecture: "Forms and reasons for economic growth in times of crisis: the fifteen glorious years of the Serbian monastery of Chilandar on Mount Athos (1320-1335)", 22 October 2021, 3pm (Paris time)
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris. Summary here
Lecture: "The Church of Stoudios in Istanbul from Cyril Mango to Urs Peschlow: Archaeology, Archives, and Modern Times", 18 November 2021, 11:30am (UK time), with Çiçek Dereli (Central European University)
Archives de l’Athos reading group, convened by Olivier Delouis & Marek Jankowiak
Thursdays post meridiem, Weeks 3-8:
28 Oct (W3) 3-4pm at Corpus Christi
4 Nov (W4) 2-3pm at Campion Hall
11 Nov (W5) 3-4pm at Corpus Christi
18 Nov (W6) 2-3.30pm at MFO
25 Nov (W7) 2-3pm at Corpus Christi
2 Dec (W8) 2-3pm at Campion Hall
We will read documents from the largest extant Byzantine documentary collection from the monasteries of Mt Athos. Byzantine Greek will be useful. All interested in Byzantine history, non-Latin diplomatics, Greek palaeography or diplomatic edition are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and receive the texts in advance.
Talks on Archaeology, Archeometry and Digital HumAnities (TAADHa), convened by Olivier Delouis
TAADHa #1: 23 November 17:00 to 18:30 – Maison Française d'Oxford
Wood – ‘The landscape of Graeco-Roman Egypt: When Greek papyri provide new insights on Egyptian trees’ by Valérie Schram (CNRS, Paris) – Discussant: Amin Benaissa (Lady Margaret Hall)
TAADHa #2: 30 November 17:00 to 18:30 – Maison Française d'Oxford
Colours – ‘Searching lost colours on sculptures from Roman Empire to Late Antiquity: A technical approach for a cultural history’ by Elisabetta Neri (University of Liège) – Discussant: Bert Smith (Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art)