Nikolaos Vryzidis received his PhD from SOAS, University of London with a thesis on Greek ecclesiastical textiles of the Ottoman period. His doctoral research focused on the fertilization of the Byzantine canon with loans from Ottoman secular aesthetic mainly, following its evolution during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2016 he convened an international workshop at the British School at Athens, the proceedings of which will be published by Brepols. In 2017 he continued his research in Istanbul, based at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Koç University), simultaneously holding the Grabar Fellowship, in view of revising his dissertation for publication. Forthcoming articles will appear in Muqarnas and the Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA).