Marinos Sariyannis was born in Athens in 1973. He studied History and Archaeology in the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki and obtained his PhD thesis at the same university in 2005 (“Marginal groups and behaviors in Ottoman Istanbul, 16th-18th centuries”). He has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH since 2007, specializing in Ottoman social, cultural and intellectual history. In 2014-2015 he carried out the research project “OTTPOL: A history of early modern Ottoman political thought, 15th to early 19th centuries” within the action “Aristeia II” of the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (NSRF 2007-2013) and from 2018 he directs the project "GHOST - Geographies and Histories of the Ottoman Supernatural Tradition: Exploring Magic, the Marvelous, and the Strange in Ottoman Mentalities", funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant). He is deputy director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH and member of the Editorial Board of Archivum Ottomanicum (Wiesbaden) and Bulletin de Correspondance hellénique moderne et contemporain (Athens – Paris). He has published more than fifty articles and chapters in journals such as Turcica, Archivum Ottomanicum, International Journal of Turkish Studies, Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, Turkish Historical Review, Der Islam and others. His monograph entitled A History of Ottoman Political Thought up to the Early Nineteenth Century was published in 2019.
M. Sariyannis, “Sociability, Public Life, and Decorum”, in Shirine Hamadeh – Çiğdem Kafescioğlu (eds), A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul (Brill’s Companions to European History 26), Leiden: Brill 2021, 473-502.
M. Sariyannis, The Horizons, Limits, and Taxonomies of Ottoman Knowledge [Otto Spies Memorial Series, Vol. 11], Βερολίνο: EB Verlag 2021.
M. Sariyannis, “Birgivî, Mehmed Efendi”, in M. Sgarbi (ed.), Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer 2020).
M. Sariyannis, “Cultural and Political Synchronicity vs. Economic and Social Diversity: What Global "Early Modernity" Does Not Explain”, Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 7.1 (2020) [Chasing the Ottoman Early Modern], 61-63.
A. Anastasopoulos και M. Sariyannis (eds), “Essays in Memory of Elizabeth A. Zachariadou”, Turkish Historical Review 11 (2020).