- Liturgical texts of the Orthodox churches
- Development of urban Byzantine monasticism
- Intersectionality of issues pertaining to early modern literacy, reader reception, and material culture
- History of the book and social histories of early printers
From Jerusalem and Constantinople to Venice and Rome: Towards a History of 16th Century Byzantine Liturgical Printing
This project aims to conduct a systematic study of the early prints of the Byzantine euchologion in 16th century Venice. These volumes are approached in two ways: First, the euchologia are analyzed with respect to their liturgical content as well as the imprints and colophons that provide information regarding the printers, patrons, and editors. Analysis of the texts allows for the identification of instances of editorial correction, redaction, and liturgical development. Second, this study places the euchologia in the wider historical context of the 16th century. The printing of Greek liturgical books for the first time shortly after the fall of Constantinople and in a non-Greek city demands careful examination of historical context and opens up to the exploration of the metropolitan legacy of Constantinople and its reception and reflection in Venice and beyond.