Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Antonis Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Department of Ottoman History

Antonis Anastasopoulos is a historian of the Ottoman Empire. He is an Associate Professor of Ottoman history at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete, where he has been teaching since 1999. He is also a Collaborating Faculty member of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), with which he has been affiliated since 2001. He studied History and Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He completed his postgraduate studies (M.Phil.) and wrote his PhD dissertation entitled “Imperial Institutions and Local Communities: Ottoman Karaferye, 1758-1774” at the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Cambridge under the supervision of İ. Metin Kunt. In January 2010 he was invited and taught a series of four seminars at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, in Paris. During the spring semester of the academic year 2015-2016 he was invited and taught Greek and Balkan History at the Department of History of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, in the context of a position funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. He is Vice-President of CIÉPO (Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes), Editor-in-Chief of the journal Turkish Historical Review and a member of the International Advisory Committees of the journal Turcica and the book series The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage: Politics, Society and Economy (Brill). He has edited or co-edited five collective volumes and has published more than 40 articles in academic journals, edited volumes and academic encyclopaedias. His main research interests concern the Ottoman provinces with an emphasis on political relations in the eighteenth century, Islamic tombstones of the Ottoman period, and the history of water resources management.

Selected Publications