Dr. Alasdair Grant
Photo: Photo by Elizabeth Muñoz Huber
Emmy Noether research group 'Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period (SCORE)'
Dr. Alasdair Grant's research concerns primarily the history and literature of the medieval Mediterranean and Middle East. His main areas of interest are Byzantium, Armenia, the Latin East, and Scotland, and their relationships with one another and with the Islamic world. His role in the research group SCORE involves the study of Armenian revolts against Arab rule in the eighth century. His PhD was a study of inter-religious captivity in the Byzantine sphere and wider Mediterranean, c.1280–1450. He has also curated an exhibition on Scottish–Hellenic connections to mark the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821.