The social history of modern Greece: a roundtable



Avdela E, Gallant T, Papadogiannis N, Papastefanaki L & Voglis P (2018) The social history of modern Greece: a roundtable. Social History, 43 (1), pp. 105-125.

How is social history written and practiced in differing political and geographical contexts? As a journal, Social History has encouraged reflection on trajectories in different parts of the world though special issues on, most recently, Spain, the Caribbean, Hungary and the Czech and Slovak Republics.1 This round-table discussion builds on this series of conversations by examining the social history and historiography of modern Greece – as written both within and outside of the country – and its contribution to wider European and global histories. Five social historians, at different career stages with contrasting biographies, participated in the roundtable through an exchange of views during the spring of 2017. The aims were to reflect on academic influences and trajectories; to identify future directions for the social history of modern Greece, including ways to better link it with the study of wider regions; and to analyse the very real effects of political change and financial crisis for the types of history that are produced and the choices that social historians of Greece make.


Social History: Volume 43, Issue 1

Publication date02/01/2018
Publication date online19/12/2017
PublisherInforma UK Limited

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Dr Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Dr Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Lecturer in European History, History