Institute of Ancient History


Dr. Federico Montinaro

Research Group Leader

Studies in Ancient, Byzantine and Islamic History Italy, and Paris, awarded a PhD in Byzantine History in 2013 at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)-Sorbonne. In Tübingen since 2015, first as a postdoctoral researcher in the Collaborative Research Centre 923 “Threatened Orders”, then as a substitute chair for Ancient History, currently as leader of his own research group. His webpage at the Institute of Ancient History.

Luca Farina

Research Associate (Postdoc)

BA, MA Padua and Venice, Luca has just handed his Dissertation on Astrologia e astronomia araba nella Costantinopoli paleologa at the Universities of Padua, Verona and Paris (EPHE). He is the winner of the "Antonio Garzya" Dissertation Price 2020. He attended the Course of Greek Palaeography at the Vatican Library and was a Visiting Scholar at the Maison Française d'Oxford in 2022. In Tübingen, he will investigate the early development of the Melkite collection of canon law.

Daniil Pleshak

Research Associate

BA, MA and Aspirantura in Lingusitics (Languages of the Bible and Byzantine Greek) in Saint Petersburg. Summer School 2018 at Boğazici University in Istanbul. His dissertation focuses on the correspondence of Patriarch Photius of Constantinople (858-67 and 878-86). His webpage at the Institute of Ancient History.

Anastasiia Buianova

Research Assistant

Degree in Computational linguistic from HSE Moscow. Currently enrolled in the MA in Cultural Anthorpology at the University of Tübingen and teaching since 2018.

Viola Oßwald

Research Assistant

Since 2019, teacher training in History and German in Tübingen.