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Pantelis Charalampakis

Pantelis Charalampakis Independent scholar
The Social, Fiscal and Administrative Status of the Slavic Communities within the Byzantine Empire. A comparison between the “archontiai” of the Balkans and the “andrapoda” of Asia Minor
Advanced Academia Platform

Pantelis Charalampakis studied history at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece (B.A.: 2003; PhD: 2008). At first he focused on Byzantine history as well as medieval history of the Balkans in general. Later he studied the ancient and early medieval place-names and topography of the Crimea (doctoral dissertation: “Topics on historical geography of the Pontus Euxinus: the Crimea, 1st c. B.C. – 6th c. A.D.”, under the supervision of Prof. Michalis Kordosis). He has attended seminars on Byzantine paleography in EPHE Sorbonne, Paris (2004-2005) and is a licensed tourist guide in Greece. 

He has taught Byzantine history and culture at the School for Tourist Guides in Heraklion, Crete (2009) and medieval history of the Black Sea area at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki (2010-2011; 2013-2015). He has been involved in two research projects: the ARISTEIA II-4492 Project entitled “Towards an institutional and social history of Byzantine Asia Minor on the evidence of seals and other sources (7th - 13th centuries)” and directed by Dr. Olga Karagiorgou, Research Center for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens (2014-2015); and the research project about the seals of the clergy of Hagia Sophia of Constantinople, directed by Prof. Stephanos Euthymiadis, Open University of Cyprus, Studies in Hellenic Culture Programme (2015). He has participated in three international congresses.

Currently he is interested in Byzantine lead seals with family names and information on the early Slavs, as well as the Slavic presence in Crete through the evidence of archives, literary sources, place-names and vocabulary. He has prepared a monograph entitled “The Slavs in Crete. Historical and linguistic approach” (forthcoming) and is currently working a paper about the relations between the Crimea and Asia Minor on the basis of evidence from place-names, as well as on a study about the Slavic settlements in Byzantine lands (southern Balkans and Asia Minor).

Selected publications:

  • Some thoughts regarding the medieval place names in the Crimea (Aloustou, Parthenitai) (in Greek), Byzantina Symmeikta 23 (2013), 201-216
  • Assas: A place name in the Crimea difficult to interpret (in English), Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 19 (2013), 85-93
  • Some notes on the names Φαναγόρης and Φαναγόρεια (in English), Antichnyj Mir i Arkheologija 16 (2013), 180-189
  • Trapezus in the Crimea: A Re-examination of the Sources (in English), Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 17 (2011), 125-133
  • The Daimonoioannes family, 13th-17th c. (in Greek), Lakonikai Spoudai 19 (2010), 173-218

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