Stefanos Kordosis

Dr Stefanos Kordosis holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Studies and a Master of Arts in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Panteion University, Athens. His Phd, which focuses on the relations between Byzantium and the Nomadic Empire of the Türks through Byzantine and Chinese sources, was completed in 2007 at the University of the Aegean, Department of Mediterranean Studies. His post doctorate research is on East-West contacts across Eurasia and the role of nomadic nations, Black Sea history and relations with Byzantium, past and present aspects of the Silk Route and Great Power competition in Central Eurasia. In 2016-2017 he was awarded the Fulbright Greece fellowship for Greek Academics by which he visited the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Stefanos Kordosis’s research and teaching experience include the following: Tutor/Student Consultant at Hellenic Open University, Foreign Expert at Xibei Daxue (西北大学), Institute of Middle East Research (西北大学中东研究所), Post-Doc. Researcher at the University of Ioannina and at National Hellenic Research Foundation, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Ioannina and at the International Hellenic University.

Published monographs:

He is the author of two monographs in Greek ( The Turks between China and Byzantium, POIOTITA, published in 2012 and Byzantium’s Influence on Central Asia and the Far East, unpublished, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Historical Research, 2016) and editor of the Greek translation of Сергей Павлович Карпов, История Трапезундской империи (History of the Empire of Trabzon, National Hellenic Research Foundation). His international publications include The crusades. Justification and opposition in the sources, UCOPress, Editorial Universidad de Córdoba, 2016 (co-edited with G. Tsiaples) and numerous papers in International Journals or conference proceedings. He has an excellent command of English and French and is able to communicate in and work with Russian and Turkish.

Indicative papers published in Journals or Conference proceedings .

• Kordosis S. (2018): “Underlying historical assumptions in the current geopolitical narration of the Chinese One Belt One Road: A critical assessment”, announcement in the 11th International Conference of the Hellenic Geographical Society, 12-15 April 2018.

• Kordosis S. (2018): The Tibetan Title Dru gu Gesar (Caesar of the Turks) in the Northern Branch of the Silk Route and the Role of the Khazars, announcement in International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 1-5 of July 2018.

• Kordosis S. (2016): “The Depiction of a Khazar selling Caviar in the Monastery of Vlachernae, Arta: Some Remarks on the Evolution of the term “Khazar” in the Middle Ages”, Inscriptions in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History and History of Art (Ed. Christos Stavrakos), Harrassowitz Verlag: Wiesbaden, 2016, pp. 111-135.

• Kordosis S. (2015): “Connecting Tibet’s Gesar of gling with Menander, the Greek King of India”, proceedings of the International Symposium on History and Culture of Central Eurasia, Xilinhot, 20-24/09/2013, Inner Mongolia Province, China, [内陆欧亚历史文化国际学术研讨会论文集, 内蒙古出版集团/内蒙古人民出版社], 2015, pp. 153-160.

• Κορδώσης Σ. (2013): «Η ισλαμική προϊστορία του Παντουρκισμού. Η εικόνα του κόσμου των νομαδικών εθνών και των Τούρκων στους μουσουλμάνους συγγραφείς (7ος-10ος αι.) και ο ριζοσπαστικός τουρκικός εθνικισμός.», ανακοίνωση στην ημερίδα «Η Τουρκική Εξωτερική Πολιτική στον 21ο αι. – Κριτική στο Δόγμα Νταβούτογλου», 29/10/2012 Σχολή Πολέμου Αεροπορίας, Αεροπορική Επιθεώρηση 98 (2013), σ. 84-97.

• Kordosis S. (2012): “Arab advance along the southern part of the Silk Route , Gesar of Phrom (Ceasar of Rome) and Fu-lin (fulin/拂菻 = Rome/Byzantium) of Chinese sources”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Relations between Arabia and the Greek World (5th century BC-10th century AD), Riyadh, 2012/1433, pp. 303-310.

• Κορδώσης Σ. (2011): «Ογούζοι και Τούρκοι. Κριτική στην παντουρκική θεώρηση της ιστορίας των τουρκικών εθνών μέσα από τις κινεζικές πηγές», Πρακτικά 31ου Πανελληίου Ιστορικού Συνεδρίου, 28-30 Μαΐου 2011, Θεσσαλονίκη, σελ. 49-64.

• Kordosis S. (2009): “Arabs, Turks, Byzantines and Chinese in Central Asia during the first third of the 8th century, under the light of the Orkhon Turkic Inscriptions: War and Diplomacy”, East and West, Gorgias Press: New Jersey, 2009, pp. 17-26.