Kaçar, Turhan

Istanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi

Research Topic: The Making of the Constantinopolitan Patriarchate in Late Antiquity

Dr. Kaçar is a Professor of Ancient History at the History Department in the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul Medeniyet University. He received his PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea (now Swansea University) in 2000, with a thesis on the formation of the early church councils. He taught ancient and early Byzantine history courses in Balıkesir and Pamukkale Universities between 2000–2015. Among his important articles are “The Election of Nectarius of Tarsus: Imperial Ideology, Patronage and Philia” (Studia Patristica, 2010); “Did the great schism begin at the council of Serdica in AD 343?” in Serdica Edict (311 AD): Concepts and Realizations of the Idea of Religious Toleration (Sofya, 2014); and “Church Councils and Their Impact on the Economy of the Cities in Roman Asia Minor,” in Patterns in the Economy of Roman Asia Minor (Swansea & London, 2005). He has translated Peter Brown’s seminal work, The World of Late Antiquity, and Stephen Mitchell’s comprehensive synthesis, A History of the Later Roman Empire (2nd ed.), and has recently edited two books: The Sieges of Constantinople and The Lycus Valley in Late Antiquity (Istanbul 2016). His research focuses on topics concerned with the field of Late Antiquity, with a special interest in the history of early Christianity and the history of European Huns and Romans. His project at ANAMED focuses on the Late Antique history of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.