Syros, Vasileios

Academy of Finland

Research Topic: Ottoman Political Thought in Conversation with Europe

Vasileios Syros is currently a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences/KNAW Visiting Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen and the Principal Investigator for the research program “Political Power in the European and Islamic Worlds” at the Academy of Finland. His academic interests lie in the study of medieval and early modern Christian/Latin, Jewish, and Islamic political thought. Syros has published Marsilius of Padua at the Intersection of Ancient and Medieval Cultures and Traditions of Learning (University of Toronto Press, 2012); Die Rezeption der aristotelischen politischen Philosophie bei Marsilius von Padua (Brill, 2007); and Well Begun is Only Half Done: Tracing Aristotle’s Political Ideas in Medieval Arabic, Syriac, Byzantine, and Jewish Sources (ACMRS, 2011). His work has appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed journals, including Viator, Journal of Early Modern History, Medieval Encounters, Journal of World History, Philosophy East & West, History of Political Thought, Republics of Letters, and Revue des Études Juives. He has taught previously at Stanford University, McGill University, The University of Chicago, and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris). Syros has held research fellowships at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.