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About Theophilus C. Prousis

Theophilus C. Prousis, Professor of History Emeritus and University Distinguished Professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1982 and specializes in Russian, Near Eastern, Balkan, and eastern Mediterranean history.  He taught courses on European, Holocaust, Russian, Balkan, and Middle Eastern history and has published extensively on a variety of topics—Imperial Russia’s contacts with Eastern Orthodox communities in the Ottoman Empire; Britain’s encounters with the Ottoman Levant; and European designs in the Eastern Question.  His books, Russian-Ottoman Relations in the Levant: The Dashkov Archive (2002) and Russian Society and the Greek Revolution (1994), rely on Russian archives and manuscripts.  His articles have appeared in Slavic Review, The American Scholar, East European Quarterly, Mediterranean Historical Review, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, Balkanistica, St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, Chronos, Canadian American Slavic Studies, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, and Archivum Ottomanicum.  His most recent studies, published by Isis Press and based on research in The National Archives, Kew, UK, examine British consular and embassy records during a critical period in the history of the Eastern Question:  British Consular Reports from the Ottoman Levant in an Age of Upheaval, 1815-1830 (2008); Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1821): The Eastern Crisis, volume 1 (2010); Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1822): The Eastern Crisis, volume 2 (2012); Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1823): The Eastern Crisis, volume 3 (2014); and Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1824): The Eastern Crisis, volume 4 (2017).  He is currently compiling the unpublished embassy dispatches of William Turner, Lord Strangford’s successor in Constantinople.

Positions

2017 - Present Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Florida History
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2006 - 2017 University Distinguished Professor, University of North Florida
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1984 - 2017 Professor of History, University of North Florida History
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, UNF, 2013-2014, 2003-2004
  • Academic Affairs Summer Scholarship Grant, UNF, 2014, 2011, 2008, 1998
  • University Distinguished Professor Award, UNF, 2006
  • Runner-up University Distinguished Professor Award, UNF, 2005
  • One-Semester Sabbatical Award, UNF, Spring Semester, 2000

Education

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1982 PhD, University of Minnesota ‐ European/Russian History
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1975 MA, Tufts University ‐ European History
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1973 BA, University of Minnesota ‐ History
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Contact Information

Department of History
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904)620-1867

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Articles (22)

Contributions to Books (3)