Sean Griffin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows

Sean Griffin is a medievalist and political-religious theorist. His research focuses on the history of religion, historiography, technologies of empire, Christian liturgy, textual criticism, and the digital humanities. He is currently finishing work on his first monograph, Memory Eternal: The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus, which is scheduled for publication with Cambridge University Press in 2018. In the book, Griffin uncovers the liturgical origins of Slavic historiography, and shows that the myth of origins for Rus, a myth promulgated even today by the Russian Orthodox church, originated in the liturgical services of the Byzantine Empire. In 2014, Griffin earned his Ph.D. from UCLA. He was most recently a VolkswagenStiftung fellow at Westfälische Wilhems-Universität in Münster, Germany, and before that he spent time as a visiting professor at Stanford University.

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