Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, specializes in Hellenistic history and uses epigraphic evidence as the source for social and religious history as well as the history of emotions, memory, and identity in the ancient world. He has addressed topics such as the role of inscriptions in the historical consciousness of ancient Greece, the importance of emotions in the cult practices of the eastern Roman Empire, and the cultural history of war in the Hellenistic period.
Since March, the world resembles a disaster movie. For their
plot, screenwriters follow a proven model: scientists warn about a
threat—an earthquake, a volcano, a virus, a meteor, or a
terrorist attack; politicians ignore the warning because of...
Franz Steiner Verlag has published Unveiling
Emotions, Vol. 3: Arousal, Display, and Performance of
Emotions in the Greek World (2020),edited by
Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical
The conversion of Hagia Sophia, then the greatest church of
Christianity, into a mosque in 1453 by Mehmet the Conqueror was not
a historical paradox. Over the centuries, places of worship often
passed from one religious community to another, hosting...
Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics
School of Historical Studies at the Institute of
Advanced Study. His
research encompasses the social, cultural,
religious, and economic history...
In the summer of 430 B.C.E., a ship from Egypt arrived in
Piraeus with an uninvited guest onboard: the "plague." The symptoms
of this yet-to-be-identified disease—hypotheses range from
typhoid fever to viral hemorrhagic fever—are described by
In 327–326 B.C.E., Alexander the Great, after having
defeated the Persian King and conquered the Persian Empire, crossed
eastern Iran, Afghanistan, and Bactria, testing the limits of his
abilities. He attacked the fortress of Aornos, on Mount Pir...
On November 9, 2018, Israel Finkelstein, Jacob Alkow Professor
of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel
Aviv University, gave a public lecture on "Jerusalem in Biblical
Times: Comments on the Archaeology and History ca. 1350...
On April 26, 2018, the Institute community gathered to celebrate
Ideas 2017–18 with talks by IAS Members––deep
ideas explained in under 20 minutes with no slides or
chalk––followed by audience discussions moderated by
Faculty. The program concluded...
Harvard University Press has published Age of Conquests: The
Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the
School of Historical Studies, which provides a compelling narrative
of the main events that shaped ancient...