Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Marinos Sariyannis

Research Director, Department Coordinator of Ottoman History
Department of Ottoman History

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.

Selected Publications