Ovidiu Olar holds a PhD in history, granted by the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), in 2015. Previously, he studied in Iași, Perugia, and Bucharest. Researcher of the “N. Iorga” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy (Bucharest) [2010-] and research fellow at the Chair in the History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey at Ruhr-Universität Bochum [2015-2018], Ovidiu Olar held fellowships at the New Europe College in Bucharest (2007-2008), Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation in Geneva (October – November 2008), the Scaliger Institute in Leiden (October – November 2009), and École française d’Athènes (June 2009, February 2010). He was involved in several projects, such as the FP 7 EU project Anticorrp – Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption [2012-2017] and the DFG project Bibliographische Datenbank zur Geschichtsschreibung im Osmanischen Europa (15.–18 Jh.)” [2015-2018].
Period: 15th-19th centuries
Area: Eastern and Southeastern Europe
Topics: History of political ideas, cultural history, Early Modern adventurers, the religious reforms and the confessional “Cold War” of the 17th century.