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Dr. Dimitrios Skrekas studied Classics in Thessaloniki and got his MSt (2003) and D Phil in Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford (2008). His doctoral dissertation is titled Studies in the Three Iambic Canons attributed to John of Damascus: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary and is currently being revised for publication. He has extensive experience in, and several publications pertaining to, Greek palaeography and codicology as well as the history of the Byzantine sacred song.

He has worked on various projects (prosopography of the Byzantine World , cataloguing Greek Manuscripts at the British Library, London, Benaki Museum in Athens, Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams, Ghent, the Municipal Library of Kozani (Greece), Retracing Connections (University of Uppsala), and he is currently completing a catalogue of Greek Manuscripts from the Holkham Hall Collection, now at the Bodleian Library.  He has been teaching Greek Palaeography at the biennial Lincoln Summer School of Palaeography (Oxford).

Since October 2022 he has been working at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study of the University of London as Research Assistant at the AHRC-funded project “Greek manuscripts in Renaissance Venice: the library of Guillaume Pellicier and its contribution to Europe’s intellectual heritage”.

Selected Publications

(with Ch. Karanasios), ‘Συλλογὲς ἑλληνικῶν χειρογράφων Δυτικῆς Μακεδονίας: Ἡ βιβλιοθήκη Κοζάνης καὶ ἄλλων πόλεων καὶ μονῶν’, Ἑλληνικὴ Παλαιογραφικὴ Ἑταιρεία 20 χρόνια- Πρακτικὰ ἡμερίδας, ed. E. Litsas, Thessaloniki 2020, pp. 65-100.

‘Translations and Paraphrases of Liturgical Poetry in Late Byzantine Thessalonica’, Middle and Late Byzantine Poetry: Text and Context Proceedings of the International Workshop, July 4th, 2014, Austrian Academy of Sciences, eds., A. Rhoby and N. Zagklas, Byzantioς – Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization, Brepols 2019, pp. 245-282.

‘Late Byzantine School Teaching Through the Iambic Canons and their Paraphrase’ in Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond, eds., T. Shawcross, and I. Toth, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 377-394.

‘The prestige of Manuscripts: from Venetian Crete to Holkham Hall and Beyond: A descriptive online catalogue of the Greek manuscripts from Holkham Hall now in the Bodleian Library’, in Greek Manuscript Cataloguing: Past, Present, and Future, eds. P. Degni, P. Eleuteri, M. Maniaci, Bibliologia 48, 2018, pp. 167-175.

‘Βυζαντινά Χειρόγραφα προερχόμενα από την περιοχή των Γρεβενών’, in Η Δυτική Μακεδονία στους Νεότερους Χρόνους, Πρακτικά του Eπιστημονικού Συνεδρίου, Γρεβενά 2-5 Οκτ. 2014, eds. Ch. Karanasios  , K. Dinas, D. Mylonas, Kozani 2016, pp. 431-540


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