Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Paris Papamichos Chronakis

Lecturer in Modern Greek History

Royal Holloway University of London


PhD in Modern Greek and European History, University of Crete, 2011

MA in Comparative History, Essex University, 1998

BA in History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1996

Principal Publications

"Between Liberalism and Slavophobia: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the (Re)making of the Interwar Greek State" Jewish Social Studies, 2019

"A National Home in the Diaspora? Salonican Zionism and the Making of a Greco-Jewish City" Journal of Levantine Studies, 2018

"We Lived as Greeks and We Died as Greeks": Thessalonican Jews in Auschwitz and the Meanings of Nationhood" Dirk A. Moses & Giorgos Antoniou (eds.), The Holocaust in Greece (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

"From the Lone Survivor to the Networked Self. Social Networks Meet the Digital Holocaust Archive" Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History, 2018

“The Greek, Jewish, Muslim and Dönme Merchants of Salonica, 1882-1919. Ethnic and Class Transformations in the Course of Hellenization” (PhD Dissertation)

Database of Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies

“The Jewish Schism: Salonican Jewry and the First World War”, in Jonathan Karp & Marsha Rozenblit (eds.), World War I and the Jews (Berghahn, 2017) (forthcoming)

“Zionism and the City. Youth, Jewishness and Local Identity in a Changing Urban Environment, Thessaloniki 1912-1936”, in Efi Avdela, Haris Exertzoglou & Christos Lyrintzis (eds.), Forms of Public Sociality in Twentieth-Century Greece (Rethymno: University of Crete Press, 2015): 169-195 (in Greek).

Guest Editor (with Anthony Molho & Eyal Ginio). “The Jews of Salonica in the Modern Period”, special thematic issue of Jewish History 28/3 (December 2014)

“De-Judaicizing a Class, Hellenizing a city. Jewish Merchants and the Future of Salonica in Greek Public Discourse, 1913-1914.” Jewish History 28/3 (December 2014): 373-403

“The many faces of Zionism. Zionist Culture, Jewish Identity, and Hellenization in Inter-War Salonica”, Forms of Public Sociality in Twentieth-Century Urban Greece website (working paper)

“On the ‘Multicultural’ Past of Salonica. Thoughts on Some Uses of the Concept”, Thessalonikeon Polis (June 2011): 22-27 (in Greek)

“Gender and Honour in Historical Perspective. Insights from Modern Greece. Review essay”. Aspasia: International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History 1 (2007): 272-275

Greece, A Jewish History by Katherine E. Fleming. The Athens Review of Books 6 (April 2010): 42-46 (in Greek)

The Social History of Piraeus. The Formation of the Middle Class, 1870-1910 by Yannis Yannitsiotis. Historein/Ιστορείν 9 (2008): 130-134

Le goût de l’archive by Arlete Farge (Greek translation). I Avgi tis Kiriakis, Anagnosis (19 May 2005): 23 (in Greek)

Dept. of History
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill, Egham
Surrey TW20 0EX
United Kingdom

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Areas of Specialization

Mediterranean social and cultural history
History of interethnic relations
Modern Greek history
History of the Sephardic Jews
Urban history
Digital humanities

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern Greece
Fascism and Authoritarianism in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean
Modern Greek Culture
Modern Greek Cities: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives
Modern Greek Authors
Empire and Nation: Violence and Cosmopolitanism in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1856-1922
Failed States? Democracy and Dictatorship in Southern Europe
Drifting Cities. Multiethnic Societies from Empire to Nation-State
Unwanted and Uprooted. Minorities and Refugees in 20th-Century Europe
The Mediterranean City. Conflict and Coexistence in the Long 20th Century
Jews, Greeks, Muslims, Dönme and Salonicans. Living Together in the Late Ottoman Empire
From Jews of Greece to Greek Jews. Jews in the Greek State, 1821-1950

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