History and culture of Russia & Eastern Europe, Medieval & Early Modern; cultural and social history of information technologies
- Professeur à la Sorbonne, Emeritus Président du Centre Culturel Européen de Delphes, President of the National Theatre, Athens, Greece
The Ciceronian rhetorical tradition in Latin & vernacular literatures of Western Europe & England; memory training & invention; Middle English literature.
The History and Archaeology of the early Islamic Middle-East, North Africa and Spain c.600-1000 AD
Greek literature, history, and culture from the twelfth century to the present; classical reception in the formation of late medieval and modern Greek identity; the Greek novel since antiquity