Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Tom Papademetriou

Professor of Historical Studies, Constantine & Georgiean Georgiou Endowed Professor of Greek History;
Director, Dean C. and Zoë S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies

Stockton University

School of Arts and Humanities


Ph. D. 2001 Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies-Ottoman History 

M. Div. 1992 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 

M.A. 1989 St. John's College (Annapolis, MD)

B. A. 1988 Hellenic College 

Principal Publications

Render unto the Sultan: Power, Authority, and the Greek Orthodox Church in the Early Ottoman Centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 

“Christian and Muslim Interactions in the Early Ottoman period (1299-1518),” in Pratt, D. and Tieszen, C. (eds.) Christian-Muslim Relations: A Thematic History-Texts and Transmission, Vol. 1. The First Millenium (600-1600), Leiden: Brill, 2020.

“The Turkish Conquests and Decline of the Church Reconsidered.” In Church And Society in Late Byzantium, edited by Dimiter Angelov. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2008.

"The Continuity of the Holy Man: Orthodox Hesychasm and Dervish Mysticism in the Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Periods." In Festschrift in Honor of George C. Papademetriou, edited by A. Sopko and C. Papademetriou. Boston, MA: Somerset Hall Press, 2004.

Public History Projects:

Translation from Greek of graphic novel Aivali: A Story of Greeks and Turks in 1922 by Soloup, Somerset Hall Press, 2019.

Stones from God. A play co-authored with Pamela Hendrick performed at Stockton University Experimental Theater for the Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium, directed by Martha Frintzila of Athens, Greece, November 1-6, 2017.

School of Arts and Humanities
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, New Jersey 08205

(609) 626-6093

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Areas of Specialization

Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire

Christian-Muslim Relations

Comparative History of Islamic and Christian Mysticism

19th Century Orthodox Christian Religious Culture in Ottoman Cappadocia

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Nation Building: The Case of Modern Greece

Ottoman History, 1299-1923

Patriarchs, Emperors, and Sultans

Modern Hellenism: Memory and Identity

Empire to Nation-State: Turkey

Historical Geography of Asia Minor

Summer Intensive Research Experience(SIRE) -Travelers & Missionaries in Ottoman Anatolia

Director, Summer Asia Minor Travel Seminar Sponsored by the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Asia Minor and Pontos, Hellenic College, Brookline, MA

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