Assistant Professor

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Academic field: Cultural and Social History of Early Modern Western Europe

Οffice: Binio bulding

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Giorgos Plakotos studied History at the University of Athens and at the University of Glasgow, where he received his PhD with a thesis on “The Venetian Inquisition and Aspects of ‘Otherness’: Judaizers, Muslim and Christian Converts (16th-17th century), (2005). He has taught at the University of the Peloponnese and the University of Athens. He is also teaching at the European Civilization Programme of the Hellenic Open University.
He has been teaching in the Department of Social Anthropology and History at the University of the Aegean since 2008. In 2011 he was elected Lecturer in Cultural and Social History of Early Modern Europe. His research interests focus on the Italian peninsula during the Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation, on practices and discourses of criminal justice, constructions of otherness, and gender representations.  


H-218: Social and Cultural History of Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Undergraduate compulsory course)

H-222: Tolerance, Persecution and Otherness in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Undergraduate elective course)

FPK-5 Gender Body and “Race” in Early Modern Europe  (postgraduate elective course)

Pr/S-052: Representations of the East and Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Undergraduate seminar)


“La mise au ban ‘interne’ de l’autre: les perceptions du crypto-judaïsme et l’Inquisition à Venise à la Renaissance”, in Yan Brailowsky and Pascale Drouet (ed.), Le bannissement et l’exil en Europe aux XVIe et XVIIe siècle, s. La Licorne, 96, Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes 2010, pp. 31-42.

“Rumours, Gossip and Crypto-Jewish Identity in the Sixteenth-Century Venetian Inquisition”, Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Classe di Lettere e Filosofia, s. 5th, 1/2 (2009), Special issue: Inquisizioni, pp. 425-443.

“Deviance, Conformity and Gender in the Venetian Inquisition (16th-17th century)”, Ta istorika / Historica, 46 (2007), pp. 89-128 [in Greek].

“Christian and Muslim Converts from the Balkans in Early Modern Venice: Patterns of Social and Cultural Mobility and Identities”, in Raymond Detrez and Pieter Plas (ed.), Developing Cultural Identity in the Balkans: Convergence vs. Divergence, P.I.E.-Peter Lang, Brussels 2005, pp. 125-145.


R.W. Scribner, For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation, Athens 2011 (in collaboration with A. Dialeti).

 Book Reviews

Jeffrey Watt, The Scourge of Demons: Possession, Lust and Witchcraft in a Seventeenth-Century Italian Convent, University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY 2009. Canadian Journal of History / Annales Canadiennes d’Histoire, ΧLV/2 (2010), pp. 365-367.

Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe, Ashgate, Farnham 2009. Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories, 10 (2010) pp. 235-239.

“From Victims’ ‘Voice’ to Inquisitorial Discourse: Recent Works on the Roman Inquisition”. Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories, 6 (2006), pp. 212-215.