Dr. Steve Rapp
Abteilung für Alte Geschichte und Rezeptionsgeschichte der Antike
|1987-1990||Studied Political Science and Russian and East European studies at Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)|
|1990-1997||Studied Byzantine, Caucasian, Near Eastern, and medieval Eurasian history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)|
|1997||PhD in History|
|1998||PhD dissertation “Imagining History at the Crossroads: Persia, Byzantium, and the Architects of the Written Georgian Past” wins one of six University of Michigan Distinguished Dissertation Awards|
|1998-2008||Taught Eurasian and world history at Georgia State University, Atlanta (USA)|
|1999-2008||Director of Georgia State University’s Program in World History and Cultures|
|2006||Co-founder of and participant in the joint American-Azerbaijani Şərur Rayon Archaeological Project in Naxçıvan (Nakhichevan), Azerbaijan, whose focus was Early Bronze Age/Kura-Araxes Culture sites at Kültəpə II and Maxta I.|
|2008-2009||Taught world history and academic English at the Russian State Humanities University, Moscow|
|since 2009||Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Oklahoma, Norman (USA)|
|since 2009||Fellow of the Center for the Exploration of Georgian Antiquities, University of St. Andrew the First-Called, Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia)|
|since 2010||Associated Researcher, Historisches Institut, University of Bern|
|2010–2011||Recipient, National Council of Eurasian and East European Research fellowship (USA)|
|since 2012||Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University|
|since 2014||President, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)|
History of the Byzantine Commonwealth, especially the transition from the Roman to the Byzantine Empires, the interactions of Rome/Byzantium and Iran, early Christianity, the development of “national” churches, historiography
- The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes: Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature. Aldershot, 2014
- Studies in Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts and Eurasian Contexts, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 601, subsidia, vol. 113. Louvain, 2003.
- General editor, K‘art‘lis c‘xovreba: The Georgian Royal Annals and Their Medieval Armenian Adaptation, 2 vols., Anatolian and Caucasian Studies. Delmar, NY, 1998.
- “The Iranian Heritage of Medieval Georgia: Breathing New Life into the Pre-Bagratid Historiographical Tradition,”Iranica Antiqua 44 (2009): 645-692.
- “Georgian Sources,” in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources 1025-1204, Mary Whitby ed. Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. 132. Oxford, 2007. Pp. 183-220.
- “Recovering the Pre-National Caucasian Landscape,” inMythical Landscapes Then and Now: The Mystification of Landscapes in [the] Search for National Identity, Ruth Büttner and Judith Peltz, eds. Erevan, 2006. Pp. 13-52.
- With Lynda Garland, “Mary ‘of Alania’: Woman and Empress between Two Worlds,” in Byzantine Women: Varieties of Experience, 800-1200, Lynda Garland ed. Centre for Hellenistic Studies, King’s College London, Publications vol. 8. Aldershot, 2006. Pp. 91-123.
- “Chronology, Crossroads, and Commonwealths: World Regional Schemes and the Lessons of Caucasia,” inInteractions: Transregional Perspectives on World History,Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, and Anand A. Yang eds. Honolulu, 2005. Pp. 167-201.
- “From Bumberazi to Basileus: Writing Cultural Synthesis and Dynastic Change in Medieval Georgia (K‘art‘li),” inEastern Approaches to Byzantium, Antony Eastmond ed. Aldershot, 2001. Pp. 101-116.