Telelis Ioannis


Ioannis Telelis
Senior Researcher

Biographical note

Research Interests

  • Byzantine Philology, Philosophy and History
  • Aristotle in Byzantium (especially the integration of the Aristotelian doctrine during the Palaeologan Renaissance)
  • Edition of Byzantine philosophical texts (especially with scientific/environmental orientation)
  • Environmental history and Byzantine studies (topics on human-natural environment relation and impacts, on the perception of natural environment by the Byzantines, on climate history of Byzantium)

 

Biographical

  • 1965. Born in Athens, Greece
  • until 1987. Graduate study of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • 1989-1995. Preparation of Dissertation
  • 1992. One semester internship in the University of Münster (Germany)
  • 1996-2003. High school teacher / Post-doctoral research
  • 2003-        . Researcher position in the Research Center for Greek and Latin Literature, Academy of Athens

 

Academic grades

  • Bachelor of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece 1987
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Byzantine History, University of Ioannina, Greece 1995
  • Dissertation’s title: Meteorological Phenomena and Climate in Byzantium: Approach of sources' information and empirical indications concerning climatic fluctuations in Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (A.D. 300-1500). Supervisor: Prof. Evangelos Chryssos

 

Awards and Distinctions

  • 1992. ERASMUS scholarship in the University of Münster (Germany)
  • 1998. «Nikos Svoronos» Prize 1996 for young historians awarded by the Institute of Mediterranean Studies / Foundation of Research and Technology (Crete)
  • 2000. National Scholarships’ Foundation (IKY) scholarship for post-doctoral research: "The meteorological theories in Byzantium (11th-15th centuries A.D.)" (National Hellenic Research Foundation/ Department of Byzantine Research)

 

Professional / administrative experience

  • 1988 – 1990. External Researcher in the research project: « Reconstruction of past Mediterranean Climate in Historical Time» held by the Dept. of Astrophysics and Meteorology in cooperation with the Institute of Byzantine History (Ioannina University) (EEC project: Contract EV-0028-GR (TT)
  • 1992 – 1994. Contribution to the electronic processing (storyboarding) and production of textual material for the multimedia educational CD-ROM «COFIA»: an electronic library for the teaching and the research of Byzantine history and art. (SAPPHO European project, developed by the  Lambrakis Research Foundation)
  • 1999 – 2000. External cooperator in the University of Athens, Dept. of Information System, Educational and Language Technology Laboratory, for the KASTALIA multimedia project
  • 2003-          . Editorial research in the Research Center for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens (“Critical Edition of Georgios’ Pachymeres Philosophia”)

 

Participation in scientific associations

  • 2005-          . Member of the Greek Committee of Byzantine Studies
  • 2008-          . Contributor to the Byzantinische Zeitschrift with bibliographic lemmas of the Greek bibliographic production (from vol. 100/1 2008)

 

Participation in scientific conferences (with paper submission)

  • 1990 «European climate reconstructed from documentary data: Methods and results» Mainz, Germany, organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF). Title of paper: ”The Byzantine Sources as Documentary Evidence for the Reconstruction of Historical Climate. A characteristic example: the severe winter 763-4 A.D.
  • 1992. «Citta e Ambiente. Giorntate di Studio Europee per l' Ambiente», Padova, Italy, organized by the Padovafiere. Title of paper: “The great climatic risks of the past: The drought described by Byzantine sources (4th-6th cent. A.D.)”
  • 1997. «Byzanz als Raum», Wien, Austria, organized by the Tabula Imperii Byzantini. Title of paper: “Medieval Warm Period and the beginning of the Little Ice Age in Eastern Mediterranean. An approach of physical and anthropogenic evidence"
  • 2005. The 22nd International Congress of History of Science, Beijing, China. Title of paper: “Historical – Climatological Information from the time of Byzantine Empire (4th-15th centuries A.D.)”
  • 2006. The 21nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, U.K. Title of paper: “Weather and climate as factors affecting land transport and communications in Byzantium”
  • 2013. The Avkat Archaeological project: workshop II. Climate, environment and history in Anatolia ca 200-1000 CE. Title of paper: «Environmental history and Byzantine studies: a survey of topics and results». http://cchri.princeton.edu/events/avkat-archaeological-project-workshop-ii
  • 2014.  A Sociolinguistic Approach to Late Byzantine History Writing / Die soziokulturellen Tendenzen der Paläologenzeit im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Historiker. Vienna, September 1 – 2, 2014. Title of paper: «Tεχνικὸς διδάσκαλος: Georgios Pachymeres as a Paraphrasist of Aristotelian Meteorology». http://www.oeaw.ac.at/byzanz/pdf/Conference_Sociolinguistics_September20...

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • 2004. Mετεωρολογικά Φαινόμενα και Kλίμα στο Bυζάντιο, Ἀκαδημία Ἀθηνῶν - Κέντρον Ἐρεύνης τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς καὶ Λατινικῆς Γραμματείας, (Πονήματα αρ. 5) Ἀθῆναι 2004 (2 vols. set xxvi+923 p., ISBN 960- 404-046-4 set)
  • 2012. Georgios Pachymeres. Philosophia, Book 5: Commentary in Aristotle’s Meteorologica (Βιβλίον πέμπτον, τῶν μετεωρικῶν). Editio princeps. Prolegomena, Text, Indices. [Corpus Philosophorum Medii Aevi. Commentaria in Aristotelem Byzantina; No. 6], Ἀκαδημία Ἀθηνῶν - Κέντρον Ἐρεύνης τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς καὶ Λατινικῆς Γραμματείας, Athens, 2012.  X+132*+137 p., Hardcover (ISBN 978-960-404-232-6 Academy of Athens; ISBN 978-2-7116-8413-7 Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, Paris; ISBN 978-2-87060-167-9  Éditions Ousia, Bruxelles; ISSN 2241-1933). The Greek text of this edition is available online in the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) under the following title: Georgius Pachymeres Hist., Philol. et Scr. Eccl., In Aristotelis meteorologicorum commentarium (liber v). TLG index: {3142.010}.
  • 2016. Georgios Pachymeres. Philosophia, Book 3: In Aristotelis De Caelo Commentary. Editio princeps. Prolegomena, Text, Indices. [Corpus Philosophorum Medii Aevi. Commentaria in Aristotelem Byzantina; No. 7], Athens, 2016. X+156*+128 p., 7 Facsimiles, Hardcover.  (ISSN 2241-1933; Academy of Athens ISBN 978-960-404-312-5; Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin ISBN 978-2-7116-9960-5). The Greek text of this edition is available online in the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) under the following title: Georgius PACHYMERES, In Aristotelis de Caelo commentarium (liber iii). TLG index: {3142.014}.

Articles

  • 1989. I. Tελέλης, E. Xρυσός, Δ. Mεταξάς, «Oι μαρτυρίες των βυζαντινών πηγών για τον δριμύ χειμώνα του έτους 763/4 μ.X.», Δωδώνη (Eπιστημονική Eπετηρίς του Πανεπιστημίου Iωαννίνων) 19 (1989) 105-127
  • 1992. «The great climatic risks of the past: The drought described by Byzantine sources (4th-6th cent. A.D.)», Proceedings of SEP Pollution Meeting in Padova, Italy, 29. 3.-2. 4. 1992, 289-301
  • 1992. I.Telelis, E.Chrysos, «The Byzantine Sources as Documentary Evidence for the Reconstruction of Historical Climate», in: B.Frenzel (ed.), European climate reconstructed from documentary data: Methods and results, [European Palaeoclimate and Man No 2], Stuttgart-Jena-New York 1992, 17-31
  • 1998. «The climate of Tübingen A.D. 1596-1605, on the basis of Martin Crusius' Diarium», Environment & History 4 (1998) 53-74
  • 2000. «Medieval Warm Period and the beginning of the Little Ice Age in Eastern Mediterranean. An approach of physical and anthropogenic evidence», in: Belke K., Hild F., Koder J., Soustal P. (Hsg.), Byzanz als Raum. Zu Methoden und Inhalten der historischen Geographie des östlichen Mittelmeerraumes, [Veröffentlichung der Kommission für die Tabula Imperii Byzantini. Denkschrift Bd. 7], Wien 2000, 223-243
  • 2000. Θ. Κάββουρα, Γ. Τσαγκάνου, Δ. Κούτρα, Γ.Τελέλης, Μ. Γρηγοριάδου, Μ. Σαμαράκου, Χ. Σολομωνίδου, Κ. Παπαδοπούλου, «Μεθοδολογία σχεδίασης εκπαιδευτικού λογισμικού ιστορίας και τέχνης με υποστήριξη βάσης ιστορικών πηγών και διδακτικών σεναρίων», in: Οι Τεχνολογίες της Πληροφορίας και της Επικοινωνίας στην Εκπαίδευση, Πρακτικά του 2ου Πανελληνίου Συνεδρίου με διεθνή συμμετοχή, Πάτρα, Οκτώβριος 2000, 341-351
  • 2003. «Οι λόγιοι του 11ου αιώνα και ο Αριστοτελισμός: η περίπτωση των «Μετεωρολογικών», in: Χρυσός Ε. (ed.), Η Αυτοκρατορία σε Κρίση (;) Το Βυζάντιο τον 11ο Αιώνα (1025-1081) , Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών / Ινστιτούτο Βυζαντινών Ερευνών, (Διεθνή Συμπόσια Αρ. 11), Αθήνα 2003, 425-442
  • 2005. «Historical-climatological Information from the Time of the Byzantine Empire (4th-15th Centuries AD)», History of Meteorology 2 (2005) 41-50 [http://www.meteohistory.org/2005historyofmeteorology2/04telelis.pdf]
  • 2005. Book review: «Anastasios K. Sinakos, Άνθρωπος και περιβάλλον στην πρωτοβυζαντινή εποχή (4ος-6ος αι.). Thessalonike, University Studio Press (Βιβλιοθήκη Ιστορικών Μελετών 3) 2003. 193 S. Mit 2 Abb. ISBN 960-12-1178-0», Byzantinische Zeitschrift 98(2) (2005) 143-148
  • 2007. «Weather and climate as factors affecting land transport and communications in Byzantium», Byzantion 57 (2007) 432-462
  • 2008. «Climatic fluctuations in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East AD 300-1500 from Byzantine documentary and proxy physical paleoclimatic evidence - a comparison», Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 58 (2008) 167-207
  • 2014. «Environmental history and Byzantine studies: a survey of topics and results», In: Κόλιας Τ., Πιτσάκης Κ. Συνέλλη Κ. (εκδ.), Αureus. Αφιέρωμα στον καθηγητή Ευάγγελο Χρυσό / Aureus. Volume dedicated to professor Evangelos K. Chrysos, Athens (Institute of Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation), pp. 737-760.
  • 2014. «Οι θετικές επιστήμες στο ύστερο Βυζάντιο (13ος-15ος αι.)», In: Λουγγής Τ. & Κislinger Ε. (εκδ.), Βυζάντιο. Ιστορία και Πολιτισμός. Ερευνητικά πορίσματα. Τόμος Α', Athens 2014 pp. 411-426
  • 2014. John Haldon,1 Neil Roberts,2 Adam Izdebski,3 Dominik Fleitmann,4 Michael McCormick,5 Marica Cassis,6 Owen Doonan,7 Warren Eastwood,8 Hugh Elton,9 Sabine Ladstätter,10 Sturt Manning,11 James Newhard,12 Kathleen Nichol,13 Ioannes Telelis,14 Elena Xoplaki15, «The Climate and Environment of Byzantine Anatolia: Integrating Science, History and Archaeology». Journal of Interdisciplinary History xlv(2):113–161 (August 2014) DOI: 10.1162/JINH_a_00682.
  • 2016.  Elena Xoplaki, Dominik Fleitmann, Juerg Luterbacher, Sebastian Wagner, John F. Haldon, Eduardo Zorita, Ioannis Telelis, Andrea Toreti, Adam Izdebski, «The Medieval Climate Anomaly and Byzantium: A review of the evidence on climatic fluctuations, economic performance and societal change», Quaternary Science Reviews [Special Issue: Mediterranean Holocene Climate, Environment and Human Societies] 136 (15 March 2016), 229–252. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev. 2015.10.004
  • 2017. Book review: “EMMANUEL PASCHOS - CHRISTOS SIMELIDIS, Introduction to Astronomy by Theodore Metochites (Stoicheiosis Astronomike 1.5-30), Singapore - Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific 2017”, BYZANTINA ΣΥΜΜΕΙΚΤΑ 27 (2017), 413-423 doi: 10.12681/byzsym.14340
  • 2017. «Tεχνικὸς διδάσκαλος: Georgios Pachymeres as Paraphrast of Aristotelian Meteorology», In: A. Cuomo, E. Trapp (eds.), Toward a Historical Sociolinguistic Poetics of Medieval Greek, Byzantioς. Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization (SBHC 12), Brepols Turnhout. pp. 119-142. doi: 10.1484/M.SBHC-EB.5.114444

 

Websites:

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6309-2227
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ioannis_Telelis
http://ioannistelelis.synthasite.com

Information and contact

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