Renate Burri studied Classics and Russian Philology at the Universities of Berne, St. Petersburg and Khabarovsk, and received her PhD from Göttingen University in 2010 with a dissertation on the Greek manuscripts of Ptolemy’s Geography (awarded with the Christian Gottlob Heyne Prize). She worked as a Research Assistant at the Universities of Berne and Göttingen (Classics) as well as at Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Berne (Ancient Church History). She has been awarded numerous fellowships, including, among others, by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and Harvard University. Renate Burri is the author of the book Die Geographie des Ptolemaios im Spiegel der griechischen Handschriften (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2013). Her research interests include manuscript studies, reception studies, the history of the sciences (especially ancient geography), Church history (the Hesychast Controversy), and Greek/Byzantine epistolography. She is currently working on a monograph on Byzantine manuscript production in East and West after the Fall of Constantinople and on the Editio princeps of Gregory Akindynos’ Refutatio of Palamas’ Third Letter to him.