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Academic field: Modern Greek History (19th-20th centuries)

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Spyros Karavas was born on the island of Chios in 1954. He studied history at the University Lumieres-Lyon 2 (France) and was awarded his Ph.D. by the same University in 1989. Since 1990, he has taught History in the Department of Social Anthropology and History at the University of the Aegean. He specializes in modern and contemporary political history. His research interests and publications concern Modern Greek history (19th and 20th centuries) and, more specifically, issues of historical demography and electoral behaviour, the geography of Greek national claims in relation to the role undertaken by the Greek national historian, Konstantinos Paparrigopoulos, as well as the Macedonian Question and its historiography.

Current Courses

H-267 Modern European History (compulsory course)
H-206 The Macedonian Question in the 20th century (elective course)
W/S-026 Historical Demography (elective seminar)
SHA-H-3 Political and Social History of Modern Greece: From the Invention of Greece to the Irredentism of the Greek State, 16th-19th centuries (graduate course, MA in Social and Historical Anthropology)

Courses Taught

H-220 Modern Greek History (compulsory course)

2001: "Le campagne elettorali in Grecia (1844-1967)", Memoria e Ricerca, Rivista di storia contemporanea, vol. 8, July-December 2001, special issue: La campagna elettorale nell' Europa mediterranea, pp. 51-77.

2002: "The ethnographic adventures of Hellenism (1876-1878)", part I (1876-1877), Ta Istorika, vol. 19, no. 36, June 2002, 23-74 (in Greek).

2003: "The ethnographic adventures of Hellenism (1876-1878)", part II (1877-1878), Ta Istorika, vol. 20, no. 38, June 2003, pp. 49-112(in Greek).

2004: "Konstantinos Paparrigopoulos and the territorial demands of the nation (1877-1885)", Historiography of modern and contemporary Greece, 1833-2002, Acts of the 4th International History Conference, ed. Paschalis M. Kitromilidis - Triantafyllos E. Sklavenitis, Athens, KNE-EIE, 2004, pp. 149-169 (in Greek).

2006: "The tale of Penelope Delta and the secrets of the Macedonian Struggle", in P. S. Delta: Contemporary approaches to her work, ed. A.P.  Zannas, Athens, Estia, 2006, pp. 193-289 (in Greek).

2008:  "Great Bulgaria and the 'little idea", in <> 1878 / 1922, Athens, Society for Students of Modern Greek Culture and General Education, Founder: Moraitis School, 2008, pp. 11-81 and appended texts pp. 143-168 (in Greek).

2010: "Blessed are they who shall possess the earth". Land-ownership plans for expropriating consciences in Macedonia, 1880-1909, Athens, Vivliorama, 2010 (in Greek).

2011: «La lutte pour la terre macédonienne: un projet grec de 1909», Cahiers Balkaniques, no 40 (: Jeunes Turcs en Macédoine et en Ionie, sous la direction de Joëlle Dalègre), Paris, INALCO, 2011, σ. 131-140.

2012: «Prikazkata na Pinelopi Delta i tainite na makedonskata borba» (translation: Yura Konstantinova), in  Nikolai Aretov (dir.), Parva radost e za mene. Emotsionalnoto sadarzanie na balgarskata natsionalna identichnost. Sofia, Kralitsa Mab, 2012, σ. 488-564.

2014: Secrets and fairy tales from the history of Macedonia, Athens, Vivliorama, 2014 (in Greek).

2014: The limits of Greece and Connationality: searches with Concerning States  by I. P.Kokkonis (1828-1829) as a starting point”, in:  Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Balkan Studies, Centre of Thracian Studies, The Balkans. Modernization, Identities, Ideas, Iraklio, Crete University Editions-Foundation of Technology and Research, 2014, p. 833-884 (in Greek).

2018: Hiking in Macedonia, Thessaly and Epirus-Albania in the year 1850. The “Military Geography” of Vassileios Nikolaïdis for the use of the Greek conquering army and its fortunes, Athens, Vivliorama, 2018 (in Greek)

2018:The Macedonias of Others: History’s knife and Geography’s causalities. A brief anthology 1912-1992, Athens, Vivliorama, 2018 and 22019 (in Greek).