History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stamatina McGrath

Stamatina McGrath

Stamatina McGrath

Adjunct Faculty

European History: Byzantium, Crusades, social history, historiography

Dr. McGrath received her BA in History from the College of William and Mary. She received her MA in Medieval History and PhD in Byzantine History from the Catholic University of America. Her scholarly interests are in textual analysis of Middle Byzantine historical accounts and examination of hagiographical texts (saints’ lives) as sources for social history. She has worked for The Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Project that produced a database of saints’ lives from the eighth through the tenth centuries. She is active in collaborations to make Byzantine texts available to broader academic audiences and has worked on producing editions and English translations of primary texts. Her interests also include women’s history and gender studies.

She has taught in the undergraduate Honors History Program, in the Graduate and Undergraduate History Program at The Catholic University of America and in the Graduate Program at George Mason University.

Selected Publications

Vita of Philotheos of Athos annotated translation in Richard Greenfield and Alice-Mary Talbot Holy Men of Mount Athos: Lives of Saints of the Holy Mountain, by. (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, forthcoming, 2014).

“Women in Byzantine History in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries: Some Theoretical Considerations”, Eustratios Papaioannis, Elizabeth Fisher and Denis Sullivan eds., Festschrift in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming, 2012).

The Life of Saint Basil the Younger: Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Moscow Version by Denis Sullivan, Alice-Mary Talbot and Stamatina McGrath (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, forthcoming, 2012).

“Monastic Onomastics” Alice Mary Talbot and Stamatina McGrath in Monastères, Images, Pouvoirs et Société à Byzance, Publications de la Sorbonne [Byzantina Sorbonensia, 23] (Paris, 2006).

 The History of Leo the Deacon:Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century by Alice-Mary Talbot and Denis F. Sullivan with the assistance of George T. Dennis and Stamatina McGrath (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2005).

“Elias of Heliopolis: The Life of an Eighth-Century Syrian Christian Saint” in J.W. Nesbitt, ed., Byzantine Authors: Literary Activities and Preoccupations (Leiden: Brill, 2003) 85-107.

“The Value of the Vita of Elias of Heliopolis as a Historical Source”. Paper presented at the Medieval and Byzantine Studies Lecture Series, The Catholic University of America, January 25, 1998.

“Onomastics and Patterns of Nomenclature”. Paper presented at the Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium : “Computerized Access to Byzantine Saints’ Lives: Roundtable on the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database Project”, March 28, 1998.

“The Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database Project”. Paper presented at the Twenty Second Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, October 1996.

“The Battles of Dorostolon (971): Rhetoric and Reality”, in T. Miller and J. Nesbitt eds. Peace and War in Byzantium, (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1995).

“The Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database of the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Centuries” [database on-line], A. Kazhdan, A.-M. Talbot et al., Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C., 1995-98).

“Computer Technology in the Study of Byzantine Texts: A Preliminary Report”. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, October 1992.

Courses Taught

History 610 - The Study and Writing of History

History 585/635 - The Crusades