Dr. Adam Izdebski

Dr. Adam Izdebski

Main Focus

  • Late Antiquity
  • Byzantium
  • Central Europe
  • Environmental history
  • Economic history
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Environmental sciences
  • Methodology and philosophy of history
  • Syriac Studies

Curriculum Vitae

2018-                     Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena

                                Max Planck Independent Research Group Leader (W2 position)

2012-                     Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Institute of History

                                Assistant Professor of Byzantine and Environmental History (adiunkt) (on leave)

2017-2018           Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

                                Member (School of Historical Studies)

Spring 2017        University of Warsaw, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

                               Visiting Professor (adiunkt)

Spring 2016        Princeton University, History Department

                                Visiting Professor in the Council of the Humanities

2011-2012           Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie

                                Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

2011-2012           Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of History


2011                      University of Warsaw, Faculty of History: PhD in History

2008                      University of Oxford, Faculty of History: MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

2008                      University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology: MA in Psychology: Psychometrics

2007                      University of Warsaw, Faculty of History: MA in History: History of Late Antiquity

Key publications

Monographs & edited volumes

Izdebski A., Średniowieczni Rzymianie i przyroda. Interdyscyplinarna historia środowiskowa [Medieval Romans and Nature. Interdisciplinary Environmental History]. Kraków 2018: Historia Iagiellonica.

Izdebski A. & Szmytka R. (ed.), Ekobiografia Krakowa [Kraków. An Ecobiography]. Kraków 2018: Znak.

Preiser-Kapeller J. & Izdebski A. (ed.), Companion to the Environmental History of Byzantium, Leiden 2019, Brill (in press).

Izdebski A. and M. Mulryan (eds.), Environment and Society during the long Late Antiquity, Late Antique Archaeology 11 & 12 (Leiden, 2018), 2 vols.

Gogou A., Holmgren K., Izdebski A. (eds.), Special Issue: Mediterranean Holocene Climate, Environment and Human Societies, Quaternary Science Reviews vol. 136, Springer 2016.

Reviews: T. Newfield & I. Labuhn, in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 48 (2017) 211-240.

Izdebski A., A Rural Economy in Transition. Asia Minor from Late Antiquity into the Early Middle Ages [= Journal of Jouristic Papyrology Supplement Series 18]. Warsaw 2013: Taubenschlag Foundation.

Reviews: (1) R. Ousterhout in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 45 (2014) 223-224; (2) V. La Salvia in The European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies 4 (2014) 482-483; (3) H. Elton, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 107 (2014) 903-905; (4) N. Tsivikis, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.03.53; (5) V. La Salvia in Medieval Archaeology 59 (2015) 349.

Journal articles & book chapters

Izdebski, A., L. Mordechai, S. White. The Social Burden of Resilience: A Historical Perspective. Human Ecology, 46 (2018) 291-303.

Haldon, J., L. Mordechai, T.P. Newfield, A.F. Chase, A. Izdebski, P. Guzowski, I. Labuhn, N. Roberts. History Meets Palaeoscience: Consilience and Collaboration in Studying Past Societal Responses to Environmental Change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 9 March 2018, 201716912.

Izdebski A., Jaworski M., Üstündağ H., Sołtysiak A., Bread and class in medieval society: foodways in Anatolia, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 48:3 (2017) 1-23.

Izdebski A., Pickett, J., Roberts N., Waliszewski T., The environmental, archaeological and historical evidence for climatic changes and their societal impacts in the Eastern Mediterranean in Late Antiquity, Quaternary Science Reviews 136 (2016) 189-208.

Izdebski A., Koloch G., Słoczyński T., Wolicka M., On the Use of Palynological Data in Economic History: New Methods and an Application to Agricultural Output in Central Europe,
0--2000 AD, Explorations in Economic History 59 (2016) 17-39.

Izdebski A., Holmgren K., Weiberg E., Stocker S., Büntgen U., Florenzano A., Gogou A., Leroy S.A.G., Luterbacher J., Martrat B., Masi A., Mercuri A.M., Montagna P., Sadori L., Schneider A., Sicre M.-A., Triantaphyllou M., Xoplaki E., Realising consilience: how better communication between archaeologists, historians and geoscientists can transform the study of past climate change in the Mediterranean, Quaternary Science Reviews 136 (2016) 5-22.

Izdebski A., Koloch G., Słoczyński T., Exploring Byzantine and Ottoman economic history with the use of palynological data: a quantitative approach, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 65 (2015) 67-110.


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