yannitsiotisAssistant Professor (tenured)

Official Government Gazette, Issue: 262/21.4.11 τ.Γ
Academic field: Social History of Modern and Contemporary Greece, 19th-20th centuries

Οffice: Karantoni Building

+30 22510 36328 ggian@sa.aegean.gr

Yannis Yannitsiotis was born in 1966. He studied History at the University of Athens and he pursued post-graduate studies (DEA) at the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne I in social and economic history of Europe (19th-20th centuries). He received his PhD form the University of Athens in 2001. His doctoral thesis is entitled: The social history of Piraeus. The making of the middle class, 1866-1909. His research interests concern the social and cultural history of urban space during the 19th and 20th, gender history, history of work and cultural memory of the 20th century.

Current Courses

H-221 State and society in Greece in the 19th century (compulsory course)
H-228 The European city in the post-World War II era (elective course)
H-239 Memory and urban space since the End of World War II (compulsory course)
GCS-2 Historical approaches to gender: Manliness and masculinity in Europe (19th century – World War II) (graduate course, MA in Gender, Culture, and Society)

Courses Taught

H-227 European cities and governmentality in the 19th century (elective course)
W/S-035 Representations of Athens during the 20th century (elective seminar)
W/S-060 History of social movements (elective seminar)


2006: The Social History of Piraeus: The Making of the Middle Class (1860-1910), Athens: Nefeli Publishers (in Greek).

1994: History and Business, Athens / Komotini: Sakkoulas Publishers (in Greek).


2010: (with Kostas Yannakopoulos), Contested Spaces in the City: Spatial Approaches of Culture, Athens: Alexandreia Publishers, (in Greek).

2008: (with Dimitra Lampropoulou and Carla Salvaterra), Rhetorics of Work, Pisa: Edizioni Plus-Pisa University Press.


2015: “The History of Sexuality and the Analytical Category of Space” in Glafki Gotsi, Androniki Dialeti, Eleni Fournaraki (eds), A Historiographical Assessment from a Gender Perspective, Athens: Asini Publishers (forthcoming).

2013: (with Katerina Rozakou and Eleni Gara) «Introduction. “Places of “the political” Τόποι του πολιτικού: Public Sociality and violence in Greece” in Katerina Rozakou and Eleni Gara (eds.), Greek Paradoxes. Clientalism, Civil Society and Violence, Athens: Alexandria Publishers 2013, p. 25-70.

2013: (with Eleni Fournaraki) «Three Decades of Women’s and Gender History in Greece: An Account», Aspasia 7/2013, pp. 162-173.

2010: ''Patrick Joyce and the social history'', prologue to the Greek translation of the book of Patrick Joyce, The Rule of Freedom. Liberalism and the Modern City, Athens: Plethron Publishers, pp. 11-28 (in Greek).

2010: ''The Return of Aris Velouchiotis to Lamia. Disputes over a site of memory'' in Kostas Yannakopoulos and Yannis Yannitsiotis (ed.) Contested Spaces in the City: Spatial Approaches of Culture, Athens: Alexandreia Publishers, pp. 267-314 (in Greek).

2010: (with Kostas Yannakopoulos), ''Introduction: Power, Resistance and Spatial Materialities'' in Kostas Yannakopoulos and Yannis Yannitsiotis (ed.) Contested Spaces in the City: Spatial Approaches of Culture, Athens: Alexandreia Publishers, pp. 11-57 (in Greek).

2008: ''Social History in Greece: New Perspectives'' Special issue: ''Re-conceptualizing the Social: Writing Social History in East Central Europe'' EAST CENTRAL EUROPE/L'EUROPE DU CENTRE-EST: Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, 34-35/1-2, pp. 101-130.

2008: (with Dimitra Lampropoulou) "Introduction" in Yannis Yannitsiotis, Dimitra Lampropoulou, Carla Salvaterra (ed.) Rhetorics of Work, Pisa: Edizioni Plus-Pisa University Press, pp. XVI-XXVIII.

2007: ''The Multiple Faces of the Entrepreneurial Self. The Making of the Male Subjectivity in the Autobiography of Panos Kourtzis'' in Kristis Konnaris (ed.), The Kourtzis Archive, Mytilini: Aegean Historical Archives of ''Ergani'', pp. 133-150 (in Greek).

2006: (with Antonis Liakos and Dimitra Lampropoulou), ''Work and Gender in Greek Historiography during the Last Three Decades'', in Berteke Waaldijk (ed.), Professions and Social Identity. New European Historical Research on Work, Gender and Society, Pisa: Edizioni Plus-Pisa University Press, pp. 1-14.

2005: ''De l' 'homme laborieux' à la sociabilité bourgeoise: Loisirs contrastés au Pirée pendant le XIXe siècle", Robert Beck/Anna Madoeuf (ed.) Divertissements et Loisirs dans les Sociétés urbaines à l' époque moderne et contemporaine, Tours: Presses Universitaires François Rabelais, pp. 331-343.

2004: ''Urban Space and National Self-Presentation'' in Christina Koulouri (ed.), Athens, Olympic city 1896-1906, Athens: International Olympic Academy, 2004, pp. 237-295.

2000: ''The Memory of the City in the Political Debate. Municipal Elections in Piraeus in 1895'', in the Proceedings of International Congress, The Contemporary City: Mediterranean and Balkans Aspects (1830-1950), Athens: EMNE, pp. 251-267 (in Greek).


2012-2015: “Forms of Public Sociality in 20th Century Urban Greece: Associations, Networks of Social Intervention and Collective Subjectivities”, supervised by Efi Avdela (University of Crete) and funded by Thalis-EPEAEK II”.

2006-2010: “CLIOHRES (Sixth Framework Network of Excellence CLIOHRES.net-Creating Links and Innovative Overviews for a New History Research Agenda for the Citizens of a Growing Europe)”, Thematic Work Group 4 “Work, Gender and Society”.

2002-2003: “Athens, Olympic City (1896-1914)”, supervised by Christina Koulouri (University of Thrace) and funded by International Olympic Committee.

2001-2002: The Modern City”, supervised by Christos Loukos (University of Crete) and funded by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies.