Olof Heilo

affiliated with the university

Visiting lecturer, Researcher

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • History


  • Identity, Modernity, Middle East


Born in 1982. Studies in Ancient Greek and Arabic at the University of Lund and Farsi at the University of Copenhagen 2001-2005. Frequent travels in the Eastern Mediterranean; recurring seminar participant, collegium member and scholarship holder at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul since 2004. PhD from the University of Vienna in 2010, teacher at the CMES in Lund and researcher based in Vienna (Institute of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies) from 2012.

Tracing my interest in Modern European history back to the Classical and Islamic worlds, my dissertation came to focus upon the convergence of the two latter in the Middle Byzantine and Early Islamic period. I am working with history both as a field of studies in itself and as a narrative instrument in the formation of modern and pre-modern identities.

Recent research outputs

Olof Heilo, 2015, Routledge. (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East; no. 51)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Olof Heilo, 2014, Wanted: Byzantium: the Desire for a Lost Empire. Nilsson, I. & Stephenson, P. (eds.). Uppsala universitet, p. 77-92 16 p. (Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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