Elias Kolovos is Associate Professor in Ottoman History at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete. He holds a Ph.D. from the Aristotle University of Salonica, where he studied. He is an elected member of the Board of the International Association for Ottoman Economic and Social History. As a visiting scholar, he taught at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, and at the Program of Hellenic Studies, Princeton University. He participates in research projects at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, FO.R.T.H., at the Ecole Francaise d’ Athenes, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. He has written, edited, and coedited ten books and over 40 papers in Greek and international publications and journals. His research interests include the Mediterranean economic history, the history of the insular worlds, the history of the frontiers, rural and environmental history, as well as the spatial history and legacies of the Ottoman Empire.