Dr. Peter Frankopan

Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford; Director, Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research


Peter Frankopan is one of the world’s leading historians, Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, since 2000 and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.

His most recent book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, has been an international sensation, rising to No.1 in the non-fiction charts around the world, including in the UK, India and China. Described as 'magnificent' (Sunday Times), 'fearless and brilliant' (Guardian) and 'breathtaking and addictively readable' (Daily Telegraph), the book transforms the way we look at the past, present and future. The Berliner Zeitung said it is 'not only the most important history book in years; but the most important in decades.' The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, calls it 'a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world.'

Mr. Frankopan has lectured at leading universities all over the world, and regularly advises governments, financial institutions and non-profit organisations. Greatly in demand as a commentator, he regularly writes for the national and international press about Russia, the Middle East & Iran, China and the changing world of today.