Research-Fellow at the Institute for South-East European Studies of the Romanian Academy
Petre Guran is a research-fellow at the Institute for South-East European Studies of the Romanian Academy. He defended his dissertation on Royal Sanctity and Universal Power in the Orthodox Commonwealth at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2003). He is the author of the volume The Church in the City. Studies on Orthodox Ecclesiology (Bucharest, 2014) and of over forty studies written in English and French on anthropology of religion and the history of the forms of power in the Byzantine, Ancient and medieval world. He has contributed to the Oxford History of Historical Writing and the Oxford History of Late Antiquity.
He published numerous studies, articles and reviews in Romanian on topics such as history, architecture and religion. He was the first director of the Romanian Cultural Institute “Mihai Eminescu” in Chişinău. He is former State Secretary, fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University and NEC, coordinator of the volume The Hagiographic Emperor. Veneration of Saints and the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monarchy, New Europe College, 2001; author and coordinator of the educational project Bunesti School (Scoala de la Bunesti).