Visiting Scholars


Ihor Lylo, Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle Ages and Byzantine Studies, Department of History, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine.

A Home Among Strangers — A Stranger at Home: Portraits of Greek Emigrants and Travelers in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth (15th-17th Centuries). This project focuses on the question of how Greek immigrants, as representatives of Orthodox culture could become an integral part of the Western World. During this time period, the interaction of Orthodox culture of the East and the Catholic Culture of the West created an interesting phenomenon on the border of Eastern European civilization: it shaped the character of the people of this area and their understanding of the outside world.

Apart from scholarly work, Ihor Lylo is also a social activist and a journalist, who hosts a popular historical program on “Lviv Wave” 100.8 FM.


Ioannes Liritzis, Professor of Archaeometry at the University of the Aegean, on Rhodes, Greece, spent a term at UC San Diego on an Onassis Visiting Fellowship.