Alasdair Grant

University of Edinburgh

Cross-Confessional Interfaces in the Later Byzantine World

Academic History:

2016 PhD History, University of Edinburgh

2015 - 2016 MSt Late Antique & Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford

2011 - 2015 Ma (Hons) Latin & Medieval History, University of St Andrews


Professor Niels Gaul (University of Edinburgh)

Dr Dimitris Kastritsis (University of St Andrews)

Research Interests:

  • Multiculturalism
  • Byzantine Studies
  • Maritime Cities
  • Holy War
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religious History

Previous Research Projects:

The Italian maritime cities & the origins of crusading: the topic of my two forthcoming articles, which were principally researched in the summers of 2013 and 2014 & during my MSt, 2015-16 (see ‘Scholarships’ & ‘Publications’, below).


2016 AHRC DTP Studentship

2014 Mitford Bursary for Visits to Historical Sites

2014 Undergraduate Research Internship, University of St Andrews

2014 Vacation Scholarship, Carnegie Trust

2013 Undergraduate Research Internship, University of St Andrews


2016 Distinction, MSt in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

2015 Millar Prize for ‘the most outstanding, graduating student in the Faculty of Arts’, University of St Andrews

2013, 2014 & 2015 Prizes in Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews

2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Deans’ List (for achieving an overall first-class mark), University of St Andrews


Grant, A. C., ‘Byzantium’s Ashes & the Bones of St Nicholas: Two Translations as Turning Points’, in Kinloch, M. & MacFarlane, A., Trends & Turning-Points: Constructing the Late Antique & Byzantine World (Leiden, Forthcoming)

Grant, A. C., ‘Pisan Perspectives: The Carmen in victoriam & Holy War, c.1000-1150’, The English Historical Review cxxxi (Forthcoming, 2016)

Contact Details:

Address: School of History, Classics & Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Work Tel No: 07955 523983



First published: 14 November 2016