Lee Mordechai (Hebrew University in Jerusalem)
Lee is a senior lecturer at he Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Most of his work examines social and environmental history during late antiquity and the middle Byzantine period. Lee designed the application, tests it and imports new datasets when relevant (using Python). The code for imports is available here.
Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University)
email@example.com, (609) 258-6449
Mark Pyzyk (Princeton)
Lorenzo Bondioli (Princeton University) – North Africa
firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
Merle is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland and received his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. He works on late antiquity and the early middle ages, which includes thematic work on environmental history and the history of pandemics. He is currently at work on two book projects, one on the transformation of the post-Roman west and a second on the history of the Justinianic Plague from the sixth century to the present. Merle has published articles in Past & Present, Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, and Late Antique Archaeology among others. He has also co-authored an article in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which received press coverage including in CNN, Fox News, and USA Today. His media outreach efforts include an op-ed in the Washington Post and an interview on CNN. In addition to his work on FLAME, his digital media projects include a co-created online resource for teaching, Middle Ages for Educators, he is the co-host of the Infectious Historians podcast, and the PI of PLAGUE (Plague in Late Antiquity: Gathering the Uncertain Evidence).
Lara Fabian (University of Pennsylvania) – South Caucasus
firstname.lastname@example.org, webpage: laralfabian.com
Andrei Gandila (University of Alabama in Huntsville) – The Balkans
Tommi Lankila (Princeton University) – Southern Italy
Rory Naismith (King’s College London) – British Isles
Ruth Pliego (University of Seville) – The Iberian Peninsula
Jane Sancinito is an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She is a specialist on Roman merchants and the provincial coinage of Antioch. She is currently writing a book on the reputation strategies of Roman merchants and working on a series of die studies from Antioch.
Giuseppe Sarcinelli (Università del Salento) – Southern Italy
James Shackelford (University of Pennsylvania) – Sasanian Empire
Alejandro G. Sinner (York University) – Iberian Peninsula
email@example.com, (647) 928-0490
Paolo Tedesco – Central and Northern Italy
firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
Felege-Selam Solomon Yirga (The Ohio State University) – Aksum
Luca Zavagno graduated from the University of Venice (2002); he obtained his Ph.D. (2007) at the University of Birmingham with a dissertation on the society, economics and politics of Byzantine cities in the early middle ages. He is Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies in the Department of History at Bilkent University, where is currently working on his third monograph entitled Is there any urban life after Late Antiquity? The Byzantine City from Heraclius to the Fourth Crusade (610-1204 (Palgrave- Pivot Series). Dr. Zavagno is the author of many articles on the early Medieval and Byzantine Mediterranean, as well as two monographs: Cities in Transition: Urbanism in Byzantium Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (British Archaeological Reports-International Series, 2009) and Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. An Island in Transition (Routledge, 2017). He co-authored (with Özlem Caykent) the edited volumes Islands of Eastern Mediterranean. A History of Cross Cultural Encounters (I.B. Tauris, 2014) and People and Goods on the Move. Merchants, Networks and Communication Routes in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean (IMK, 2016).
The following individuals and institutions have generously contributed or provided private/open access data to FLAME. More detailed write-ups of these datasets and descriptions of how they were processed can be found here.