Peter is Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. He is also Professor of Silk Roads Studies and Bye-Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

He works on the history and politics of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Near East, Persia/Iran, Central Asia, China and beyond, as well as the histories of climate, natural resources and connectivities. He specialises in the history of the Byzantine Empire in the 11th century and the history of Asia Minor, Russia and the Balkans.

He works on medieval Greek literature and rhetoric and on diplomatic and cultural exchanges between Constantinople and the Islamic world, Western Europe and the principalities of southern Russia.

Featured programmes and seminars

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    The main objective of this initiative is to develop the potential of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been accredited as "high ability".

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    The Rafael del Pino Foundation together with the Club de Científicos (Rafael del Pino Excellence Fellows) organise the FS2S: Translating today's research into tomorrow's solutions.

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