Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Nikolaos Chrissidis

Assistant Professor of History

Southern Connecticut State University
Department of History


Ph.D. 2000 Yale University (History)

M.Phil. 1994 Yale University (History)

M.A. 1992 Yale University (History)

B.A. 1990 Aristotle University, Thessalonike (History)

Principal Publications

Co-Edited book

Nikolaos Chrissidis, Cathy Potter, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, and Jennifer Spock, eds. Religion and Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Festschrift for Paul Bushkovitch. Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica Publishers, 2011.

Book Chapters and Articles

“Between Forgiveness and Indulgence: Funerary Prayers of Absolution in Russia.” In Donald Ostrowski and Nickolas Lupinin, eds. The Tapestry of Russian Christianity. Forthcoming in volume 2 of series Eastern Christian Studies, published by Ohio Slavic Studies.

“The World of Orthodoxy,” The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750, vol. 1: Peoples and Place, ed. by Hamish Scott (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

“A Ladies’ Saint: The Miracles of Tsar Nicholas II.” In: D. Stamatopoulos, ed. Religion and Politics in Europe’s Orients (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming)

“Greek Teachers, Jesuit Curriculum, Russian Students: The Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy of Moscow in Historiographical Perspective,” Kyïvs’ka Akademiia, v. 10 (2012), pp. 90-116.

“Crying Their Hearts Out: A Case of Public Penance in the Era of Catherine the Great,” in Nikolaos Chrissidis et al., eds. Religion and Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Festschrift for Paul Bushkovitch (Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica Publishers, 2011), pp. 107-125.

“Greeks in Seventeenth-Century Russia.” In Donald Ostrowski and Marshall Poe, eds. Portraits of Old Russia (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2011), pp. 154-164.

“Sex, Drink and Drugs: Tobacco in Early Modern Russia.” In Matthew Romaniello and Tricia Starks, eds. Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present. (New York: Routledge, 2009), pp. 26-43.

“Whoever does not drink to the end, he wishes evil: Ritual Drinking and Politics in Early Modern Russia,” in Valerie Kivelson et al., eds. The New Muscovite Cultural History: A Collection in Honor of Daniel B. Rowland. (Bloomington: Slavica Publishers, 2009), pp. 107-124.

“Аристотель Иезуитов в Росcии XVII века: космология и планетная система в Славяно-     Греко-Латинской Академии.” Russkii Sbornik, v. 5 (2008), pp. 37-66. Russian translation of my 2004 essay cited below

“A Jesuit Aristotle in Seventeenth-Century Russia: Cosmology and the Planetary System in the Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy.” In Marshall Poe and Jarmo Kotilaine, eds. Modernizing Muscovy: Reform and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century Russia (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004), pp. 391-416.

Dept. of History
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1355

(203) 392-5638
(203) 392-5670

Areas of Specialization

Medieval and Early Modern Russian History and Culture
Greek-Russian Cultural Contacts
Western Influences on Greek and Russian Cultures
Indulgences (Syngkhorohartia) in Eastern Orthodoxy

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

The Modern Balkans
Modern Eastern Europe
The Byzantine and Ottoman Empires

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