Modern Greek Studies Association

Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Ph.D. University of Cambridge, History

M.A. 2006 Birkbeck, University of London (Contemporary History and Politics)

Certificate 2005 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Gender Studies)

B.A. 2005 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (History and Archaeology)

Principal Presentations and Publications

The British Intervention in Greece: The Battle of Athens, December 1944." Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 35 no. 1, 2017, pp. 211-237.

Violence and Civilians during the Balkan Wars (1912-13)", in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Vol: 20, no. 6, 2018, pp. 547-563.

The Treatment of POWs Held by the Greek Army during the Balkan Wars," in Journal of Military History, Vol. 82, No 4, October 2018, pp. 1123-1147.

"Aspects of Violence during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13: The Role of Civilians". Third Annual Western Consortium for Hellenic Studies Graduate Student Conference, Sacramento State University, 10 March 2017.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies: Seminar series Spring semester, 2018: The Limits in the Study of Nationalism: Τhe Case of the Balkan Wars, 1912-13, 26 January 2018.

“The Treatment of War Prisoners in Greece during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13”, Captivity in War: a Global Perspective, International Conference at the University of Bern, Switzerland, organized by the Military Academy at ETH Zurich 23/24 March 2018, University of Bern.

“When soldiers met the locals: the Balkan Wars as a contact zone among combatants and non-combatants”, War as contact zone in the nineteenth century, International Conference at the Institut d’études avancées et Institut historique allemand, Paris28-29 June 2018.

"Mass desertion of Christians from the Ottoman Army during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13", ’Refusing to Fight: Reimagining War in Global Perspectives Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University St Catharines, Ontario, Canada 11-13 October 2018.

“Again about the popular tradition and the “American way of life” “: Rock Music and the making of communist youth identities in Greece in the late 1970s”, in T. Brown, L. Anton (eds), Between the Avant Garde and the Everyday: Subversive Politics in Europe, 1958-2008, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010.

“From coherence to fragments: ‘1968’ and the making of youth politicisation in Greece in the 1970s”, Historein, A Review of the Past and Other Stories, volume 9, 2009, pp. 76-92.

“I pollapli ypodochi tis rok mousikis apo tis kommounistikes organoseis neolaias stin Ellada sta teli tis dekaetias tou `70”, (The multiple reception of rock music by the communist youth organizations in Greece in the late 1970s), in: Y. Balabanidis, K. Labrinou, I elliniki neolaia ston 20o aiona. Politikes diadromes, koinonikes praktikes kai politistikes ekfraseis (Greek youth. Political pathways, social practices, cultural expressions), Athens: Themelio, forthcoming 2010.

“I kafeteria stin perifereia: prosarmogi sta katanalotika ithi, neanikes kai gynaikeies taytotites” (Modern-style cafe in the Greek periphery: adaptation to consumer trends, youth and feminine identities) and “Festival politikon organoseon neolaias” (Youth festivals of political organisations), in: P. Panagiotopoulos, V. Vamvakas (eds), I Ellada tis dekaetias tou ´80. Koinoniko, politiko kai politismiko lexiko (Greece during the 1980s. Social, political and cultural dictionary), forthcoming, Athens 2010.

“Designing a New Life: Aesthetics and Lifestyles of Political and Social Protest”, international workshop, part of the Marie-Curie funded “European Protest Movements” research program (Zürich, 8-11 March 2007). Presentation of the paper with the title: “The debate on the “American Way of Life” between the main communist youths in Greece in the mid-1970s”.

3rd PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece organized by the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics, 13 June 2007. Presentation of the paper entitled: “The construction of the communist youth identity through the discourse of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) about “culture” (politismos)”. The online form of the paper can be viewed here.

“Revolutions and Sexualities. Cultural and Social Aspects of Political Transformations”, eighth international conference of the “Socialism and Sexualities” Network (supported by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam) in Krakow, 26-28 September 2007. Presentation of the paper with the title: “Representing women: transnational flows and shifting feminine representations in the Greek eurocommunist youth organisation "Rigas Feraios", 1974-78”. The online form of that paper can be viewed here.

Modern European History Research Seminar, University of Cambridge, 19 May 2009. Presentation with the title: “Between Angelopoulos and The Battleship Potemkin. Cinema and the making of young Communists in Greece, 1974-1981”.

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Areas of Specialization

20th-century European Cultural and Social History, with emphasis on the following fields:
· Transatlantic cultural flows.
· The role of music, cinema and tourism in the making of youth cultures and protest movements in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe, with emphasis on Southern Europe.
· Communism in Western Europe since 1945. The cultural turn in the historiography of communism.
· Gender identities and relations.
· Emotions
· European identities/ borders of “Europe”

Courses taught in Modern Greek Studies

Constructing the Nation State in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean


Notions of Ethnic Cleansing on the eve of the First World War: The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913

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