Maria Tomadaki is currently a postdoctoral research fellow of the BOF (UGent Special Research Fund). She studied Greek Philology at the University of Crete with a specialization in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature (2002-2007). In 2009 she obtained her MA in Byzantine Studies from the same University. During the years 2009-2011 she worked as a part-time research assistant at the Laboratory of Greek Palaeography of the University of Crete. In 2015 she received her doctorate in Byzantine Philology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the dissertation: John Geometres. Iambic Poems: Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary (in Modern Greek). From November 2013 until May 2017 she worked as scientific collaborator on the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams. Her main duties included consultation of digitized manuscripts and catalogues, autopsy of Byzantine manuscripts, transcription of Byzantine book epigrams, creation of new records of epigrams/manuscripts and revision of existing ones.
Since June 2017 she works as postdoctoral researcher on her own project aiming at the preparation of a critical edition of John Tzetzes’ Theogony and at the same time she prepares the publication of her PhD thesis for the series Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca, Brepols. She also teaches, along with Prof. Floris Bernard, the Master course on Byzantine Language and Literature. In spring semester 2018 she was a guest researcher (FWO) at the University of Hamburg and several times a fellow of the Belgian Historical Institute of Rome and the Academia Belgica of Rome for conducting research on the Vatican manuscripts (June 2016, May 2017, June 2019). Her research interests include Byzantine literature, Greek palaeography and codicology, textual criticism, the reception of ancient poets in Byzantium and the literature in Greek vernacular.
(lecture, Crash Course in Greek Palaeography organized by the Research School OIKOS, Ghent University, 13 February 2019).