Marinos Sariyannis was born in Athens in 1973. He studied History and Archaeology in the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki and obtained his PhD thesis at the same university in 2005 (“Marginal groups and behaviors in Ottoman Istanbul, 16th-18th centuries”). He has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH since 2007, specializing in Ottoman social, cultural and intellectual history. In 2014-2015 he carried out the research project “OTTPOL: A history of early modern Ottoman political thought, 15th to early 19th centuries” within the action “Aristeia II” of the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (NSRF 2007-2013) and from 2018 he directs the project "GHOST - Geographies and Histories of the Ottoman Supernatural Tradition: Exploring Magic, the Marvelous, and the Strange in Ottoman Mentalities", funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant). He is deputy director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH and member of the Editorial Board of Archivum Ottomanicum (Wiesbaden) and Bulletin de Correspondance hellénique moderne et contemporain (Athens – Paris). He has published more than fifty articles and chapters in journals such as Turcica, Archivum Ottomanicum, International Journal of Turkish Studies, Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, Turkish Historical Review, Der Islam and others. His monograph entitled A History of Ottoman Political Thought up to the Early Nineteenth Century was published in 2019.
Marinos Sariyannis (ed. in-chief), Gülsün Aksoy-Aivali, Marina Demetriadou, Yannis Spyropoulos, Katerina Stathi, and Yorgos Vidras (eds), Antonis Anastasopoulos και Elias Kolovos (consulting editors), New Trends in Ottoman Studies: Papers presented at the 20th CIÉPO Symposium, Rethymno, 27 June – 1 July 2012, Rethymno: University of Crete – Department of History and Archaeology & Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas – Institute for Mediterranean Studies 2014.
M. Sariyannis, “Time, Work and Pleasure: A Preliminary Approach to Leisure in Ottoman Mentality”, in M. Sariyannis (ed.-in-chief), New Trends in Ottoman Studies. Papers presented at the 20th CIEPO Symposium, Rethymno, 27 June – 1 July 2012, Rethymno: University of Crete, Dept. of History and Archaeology – Institute for Mediterranean Studies/Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas 2014 (e-book), 797-811.
G. Aivali, E. Kolovos, M. Sariyannis, Ιεροδικείο Ηρακλείου, Δεύτερος Κώδικας (1661-1665 και 1670-1671) [Candia Court: Second Register (1661-1665 and 1670-1671)], ed. Ε. Α. Zachariadou, Herakleion: Vikelaia Municipal Library 2014.
M. Sariyannis, «The nahiye of Aghios Vasileios after the Ottoman conquest», in Kostis Papadakis – Theodoros Pelantakis (eds), Proceedings of the international conference “The district of Aghios Vasileios from the antiquity till today. Environment – Archaeology – History – Society (Spili - Plakias 19-23 October 2008)", vol. C1: Turkish rule – Modern times (Rethymno 2014), 11-48.
M. Sariyannis, "Of Ottoman Ghosts, Vampires and Sorcerers: An Old Discussion Disinterred", Archivum Ottomanicum 30 (2013), 195-220.
M. Sariyannis, “Ottoman Legal and Social History: A New Look”. Presentation of Yavuz Aykan’s PhD thesis (“Les acteurs de la justice à Amid et dans la province du Diyarbekir d’après les sicil provinciaux du 18e siècle (Agents of justice in Amid and the province of Diyarbekir, based on provincial sicil of the eighteenth century”)