John F Haldon
Professor of Byzantine History & Hellenic Studies
Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
John Haldon studied in the UK, Greece and Germany, has been a Senior Fellow at the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington D.C., and is a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a member of the advisory board to the WissenschaftsCampus Mainz as well as of several other projects in Europe and the US. His research focuses on the social, economic, institutional and cultural history of the medieval eastern Roman empire (Byzantine empire), in particular in the period from the seventh to the twelfth centuries; on state systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds from late ancient to early modern times; and on the production, distribution and consumption of resources in the late ancient and medieval world. He is the author of 14 monographs and many edited volumes and articles. He is Director of the Princeton-based international project A comparative approach to climate, environment and society in Eurasia, 300-1900. Towards understanding the impact of climate on complex societies Climate and history in Anatolia, ca. 300-1900 (http://climatechangeandhistory.princeton.edu), and of the Avkat Archaeological Project (Turkey: www.princeton.edu/avkat).