Projects per year
Primary research topics: transnational Anglo-Hellenic networks; Reformation history; early modern England; martyrdom; parish history.
I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the History Department. My project analyses transnational Anglo-Hellenic networks, c.1500-c.1650, exploring how the Reformations and globalisation shaped English contacts with and constructions of Greeks and Greek Christianity.
Previously, I was the principal investigator for Victoria County History's project on the parish of Cradley (Herefordshire), and am lead author of the forthcoming volume Cradley: A Parish History.
I did my BA in History at Oxford University, and completed my ESRC-funded PhD in History at Warwick University. My PhD thesis, entitled ‘Martyrs’ Blood in Reformation England’, analysed rhetorics and constructions of martyrs’ blood in English texts, c.1520 to c.1625. It argued that, despite superficial similarities, Protestants and Catholics had very different understanding of martyrdom. I suggest that examining these differences highlights critical, and understudied, chasms between the confessional worldviews, for example with regards to conceptions of time, space, and matter. I am now developing my thesis for publication as a monograph, entitled Belief in Blood: Constructions of Martyrdom in Reformation England.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Warwick
Award Date: 30 Aug 2018
Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford
Award Date: 1 Jul 2012
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Transnational Anglo-Hellenic Networks During England’s Long Reformations
1/04/20 → 31/03/23
Textual representations of Greek Christianity during the English ReformationsStylianou, A., 1 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 53, 1, p. 25-54 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
The reception of classical constructions of blood in Medieval and Early Modern martyrologiesStylianou, A., 2 Apr 2021, Bodily Fluids in Antiquity. Bradley, M., Leonard, V. & Totelin, L. (eds.). Routledge, p. 355-368 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Martyrs’ blood in the English ReformationsStylianou, A., Oct 2017, In: British Catholic History. 33, 4, p. 534-560 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (Scopus)