Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas

Department of History

Associate Professor
Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History

Office: Vari Hall, 2120
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30423
Emailagekas@yorku.ca
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Area of Specialization

Modern Greek and Mediterranean History

Degrees

Professional Leadership

Hellenic Studies Program Co-ordinator

Community Contributions

Co-founder of the Greek Canadian HIstory Project, York University

Research Interests

History , Economic, Modern Greece / Mediterranean, British colonialism, Migration and Diaspora

Selected Publications

Xenocracy. State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864, New York - Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017

Selected Publications

Xenocracy. State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864, New York - Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017

All Publications

Books

Xenocracy. State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864, New York - Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017

Δαμασκηνιά - Βιντελούστι. Ένα χωριό στο χώρο και στο χρόνο [Damaskinia – Videlousti. A village in space and time] (with A. Antoniadou and S. Zikas), Thessaloniki: Erodios, 2011.

Το Βόιο και η περιοχή του Άργους Ορεστικού της Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, κατά την Οθωμανική περίοδο 16ος-17ος αι. (1500-1700 μ.Χ.) . Οικισμοί, φορολογία και αγροτική οικονομία. [Voio and the region of Argos Orestiko in Western Macedonia during the Ottoman period 16th -17th century (1500-1700)] (with S. Zikas), Thessaloniki: Erodios, 2014.

Book Chapters

‘The Corfu Blood Libel of 1891’ in Eyal Ginio (ed.), Greece. Jews in the East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East of Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 2014, 62-74 (in Hebrew).

“Thalassovioti” - Living off the Sea: the Corfu suburb of Manduki in the Nineteenth Century’. In Anthony Hirst and Patrick Sammon (eds.). The Ionian Islands: Aspects of their History and Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2014, 178-201.

‘Εκχρηματισμός και νομισματοποίηση περιοχικών βαθμίδων. Εκχρηματισμός υπό δυτική κυριαρχία. Η Ιονική Τράπεζα’ [Money and currency expansion to regional units. Monetization under western rule. The Ionian Bank] in Θ. Καλαφάτης, Ευάγγελος Πρόντζας (eds.). Οικονομική Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Κράτους [Economic History of the Greek State], Vol. 1. Αθήνα: Πολιτιστικό Ίδρυμα Ομίλου Πειραιώς, 2011, 211-249.

‘Trade, Politics and City Space(s) in Mediterranean Ports’ (with Mathieu Grenet) in Carola Hein (ed.), Port Cities. Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks. London: Routledge, 2011, 89-103.

‘Introduction’, in translation of the book by Gerard Delanty. Eπινοώντας την Ευρώπη. Ιδέα, ταυτότητα, πραγματικότητα [Ιnventing Europe. Idea, Identity, Reality], Αthens: Asini 2010, 7-16.

Journal Articles

‘The Crisis of the Long 1850s and Regime Change in the Ionian State and the Kingdom of Greece’. The Historical Review/La Revue Historique, [S.l.], 10, (2013): 57-84.

‘Global history in the age of crisis: metanarratives of material progress and the rise of Asia.’ Historein, 13 (2013): 8-17.

‘A Colonial Sea: the Mediterranean, 1798-1856. Introduction’, in European Review of History: Revue Européenne d' Histoire, 19, no. 1 (2012): (with Manuel Borutta), 1-13; within top twenty most downloaded articles from the journal in 2012.

‘Colonial migrants and the making of a British Mediterranean’, in European Review of History: Revue Européenne d' Histoire , 19, no. 1 (2012): 75-92.

‘Class and cosmopolitanism: the historiographical fortunes of merchants in Eastern Mediterranean ports’, Mediterranean Historical Review 24, no. 2 (2009): 95-113.

‘Θεσμοί και Εξουσία στην πόλη της Κέρκυρας στα μέσα του 19ου αιώνα’ [Institutions and Power in Corfu town in the mid-nineteenth century], Ίστωρ 15 (2009): 107-144.

‘Migrants, merchants and philanthropists; hierarchies in nineteenth-century Greek ports’ in Research Series in Maritime History 38, (2008): 109-126.

‘Από την Ιστορία του Κόσμου στην Παγκόσμια Ιστορία ή από τον Ηρόδοτο στη Μεγάλη Απόκλιση’ [From the History of the World to Global History or from Herodotus to the Great Divergence], Μνήμων 29 (2008): 243-273.

‘Public Health in Crete under the rule of Mehmed Ali in the 1830s’, Egypt/Monde Arab 4, no. 3, (2007): 35-54 (with Panagiotis Krokidas).

The Port Jews of Corfu and the ‘Blood Libel’ of 1891: A Tale of Many Centuries and of One Event, Jewish Culture and History, Volume 7, Issues 1-2, 2004, 171-196

Conference Proceedings

‘For better or for worse? A counter-narrative of Corfu Jewish history and the transition from the Ionian State to the Greek Kingdom (1815-1890s)’, in Anna Mahera - Leda Papastefanaki (eds.) Jewish communities between East and West, 15th-20th centuries: Economy, society, politics, culture. preface Moses Elisaf, Proceedings of the International Conference (Ioannina, 21-23 May 2015), Department of History & Archaeology, University of Ioannina - Jewish Community of Ioannina, Isnafi Publications, Ioannina 2016, 161-172.

Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη και Αποικιακή Εξάρτηση στα Επτάνησα το 19ο αιώνα [Economic development and Colonial Dependence in the Ionian Islands in the 19th century], in Αλίκη Δ. Νικηφόρου (επ.), Θ΄Πανιόνιο Συνέδριο, Παξοί, 26-30 Μαϊου 2010, Πρακτικά,Εταιρεία Παξινών Μελετών, Παξοί 2014, 441-471.

‘Colonial Governmentality in the Ionian Islands under British rule’, in Πρακτικα 1ου Συνεδρίου Οικονομικής και Κοινωνικής Ιστορίας, Θεωρητικές Αναζητήσεις και Εμπειρικές Έρευνες, Ρέθυμνο 10-13.12.2008 [Proceedings of the First Conference of Economic and Social History, ‘Theoretical Quests and Empirical Research]. Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια, 2012, 303-324.

‘Banking Expansion, Success and Failure in the British Mediterranean; the Ionian Bank, 1840s-1930s’ (with A. Apostolides) in John A Consiglio et al. (eds.) , Banking in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective, Ashgate 2012, 175-196.

‘Class and national identities in the Ionian Islands under British rule’ in R. Beaton and D. Ricks (eds.), The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896), Ashgate, 2009, 161-174.

‘Credit, Bankruptcy and Power in the Ionian Islands under British Rule, 1815’, in K. Gratzer, D. Stiefel (eds.), History of Insolvency and Bankruptcy from an International Perspective , Södertörn academic studies 38, Huddinge, 2008, 83-118.

‘Οι Βρετανοί μέτοχοι της Ιονικής Τράπεζας απέναντι στις ιδέες του Ι.Α. Βαλαωρίτη’ [Τhe British shareholders of the Ionian Bank and the ideas of I.A. Valaoritis], in T. Kalafatis, Z. Sinodinos (eds.), Η ζωή και το έργο του Ιωάννη Α. Βαλαωρίτη υποδιοικητή και διοικητή της Εθνικής Τράπεζας της Ελλάδας, 1895 – 1914 [The life and work of Ioannis A. Valaoritis, Governor of the National Bank of Greece, 1895-1914’. Athens: University of Pireaus, 2007, 123-143.

‘Μετανάστευση και Επιχειρηματικά Δίκτυα σε πόλεις-λιμάνια το 19ο αιώνα. Ιστορία, ιστοριογραφία και συγκρίσεις’ [Μigration and Business Networks in port cities in the 19th Century. History, Historiography and Comparisons], in L. Sapounaki-Drakaki (ed), Ελληνικές Πόλεις στην Ιστορία [Greek Cities in History], Athens: Dionikos and European Association of Urban Historians, 2005, 192-208.

‘The merchants of the Ionian Islands between East and West. Forming local and international networks’ in M.S. Beerbuhl and J. Vogele (eds), Spinning the Commercial Web. International Trade, Merchants, and Commercial Cities, c. 1640-1939. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2004, 43-63.

Conference Papers

"Βρετανική αποικιοκρατία στα Επτάνησα (1815-1864) και η σημασία της για την ιστοριογραφία των νησιών της Μεσογείου" [British colonialism in the Ionian Islands (1815-1864) and its importance for the historiography of Mediterranean islands], Γ΄ Ημερίδα Ιστορικού Αρχείου Τράπεζας Κύπρου: «Η Κύπρος τον 20ό αιώνα: κράτος, κοινωνία και οικονομία» [Third Conference of the Historical Archives, Bank of Cyprus: "Cyprus in the 20th century: state, society and economy", 28 March 2015

Mobility, innovation and the tragic life of Marinos Harbouris between  Kefalonia,  St   Petersburg  and  Paris  (1729-­‐1782)', Mobility and Innovation in the Mediterranean and beyond in the 18th and 19th centuries: creativity and (re)invention of people on the move, Paris 20-21 March 2015

‘The Ionian Islands as a liminal space in Greek history and historiography’. Les îles en Méditerranée, perspectives critiques sur l’insularité. Theorizing Mediterranean Islands Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme Aix-en-Provence, 13 juin 2014. http://labexmed.mmsh.univ- aix.fr/collegePostDoc/Documents/Affiche_JE%20îles%20med_13.06.14.pdf

“The Greeks of Canada and their place in the history of the diaspora”, York University - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Symposium, “The Greek Diaspora: Greek and Canadian Perspectives”, December 6-7, 2014. http://international-relations.auth.gr/sites/default/files/files/press_events/Program%20YORKU%20and%20AUTH3-3.pdf

‘Colonial and Postcolonial Subjects. Can the Historian speak?’, American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013.

‘Association and colonial governmentality in the Ionian Islands under British rule’, European Urban History Association Conference, Prague, 29 Aug-1 Sept 2012.

‘Liberalism in the Mediterranean; Ionian merchants, free trade ideas and British commercial expansion’, Third European Congress in World and Global History, London, April 14-17, 2011.

‘Some Debts Are Bigger Than Others. Non-economic Approaches to a Very Political Crisis’, panel organized at the Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium; paper presented ‘Sisyphus and the Middle Class. The Greek Bourgeoisie during the Economic Crises of 1890s and 1930s’, New York University, October 13-16, 2011.

‘‘I will not tell French schoolchildren that the borders of Europe extend to Syria and Iraq’.Blurring the history of Europe with the European Union’, European Consortium for Political Research, Fifth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Porto, 23-26 June, 2010.

‘The trade-minded entrepreneurs’ (with Maria Christina Chatziioannou), International Workshop, Entrepreneurship and Culture, Haifa, June 5-6, 2008.

‘Merchants into businessmen. Ionians before the ‘Ionian phase’ of Greek merchant networks’, in Moving Frontiers. Mediterranean Entangled Histories (15th-21st centuries), Volos, April 25-26, 2007.

‘Criminalization and the development of a criminal justice system in the Ionian State, 1815 – 1864’, SOLON Partnership Conference on Crime, Violence and the Modern State, Rethymno, March 9-11, 2007.

Book Reviews

‘Different because worse’, Review of This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, by Carmen M Reinhart & Kenneth S Rogoff. Dublin Review of Books, 16, 2010 http://www.drb.ie/more_details/10-12-09/Different_Because_Worse.aspx

Research Reports

‘A sector 'most beneficial to commerce': Marine insurance companies in nineteenth-century Greek port cities’, Entrepreneurial History Discussion Papers, 001, 2008 http://www.ehdp.net./p001.html

‘The South Asia Textiles Industry in a Globalizing World; 8th GEHN Meeting, Pune, India, 18-20 December 2005.’ Conference review in Textile History, 37, 2, 2006, 203-04.

Public Lectures

“A peculiar people, (not) properly governed”. State building in the Ionian Islands under British rule (1815-1864)", British School at Athens, 2 March 2015

"Ηοw big and how clientelist a state? Public administration and the judicial system in the Greek Kingdom and the Ionian State until Union (1864)", Greek Economic History Association Seminars, 6 April 2015

‘Vanished States. A Regional Approach to the History of the Greek State in the Long Nineteenth Century (1798-1912)’. Canadian Institute in Greece, November 26, 2014 http://www.cig-icg.gr/node/236

‘1864. Το τέλος της αποικιοκρατίας στην ελληνική ιστορία;’ [‘1864. The end of colonialism in Greek history?’], Institute of Historical Research, National Research Foundation, Athens, November 7, 2014.

"Στρατιωτικές δαπάνες και Oικονομική Iστορία. Η ελληνική περίπτωση" [Military spending and Economic History. The Greek case], University of Cyprus, Economic History Workshop, 29 November 2014.

‘The Colonial Mediterranean and its place in European History’, Conversations of Europe series, Centre for European Studies, University of Michigan, November 1, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUW5ScMg4hA

‘The Colonial Mediterranean and its place in European History’, Canadian Institute of Mediterranean Studies, St Michael’s College, University of Toronto, October 25, 2012.

‘Debtocracy: a history of the Greek sovereign debt crises, 1820s-2010’, lecture at the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association Annual General Meeting, May 26, 2011.

‘Sisyphus in the market: Greek capitalism from the revolution loans to the 2010 sovereign debt crisis’, Lecture at the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario annual get-together dinner, January 30, 2011.

'History in the Making; twelve months of research and politics in Greece', Vanier College, York University

Forthcoming

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST2300 6.0  Modern Europe: From the French Revolution to the European Union LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST3355 6.0  Modern Greece: From Independence to the Present LECT  


Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History

Area of Specialization

Modern Greek and Mediterranean History

Degrees

Professional Leadership

Hellenic Studies Program Co-ordinator

Community Contributions

Co-founder of the Greek Canadian HIstory Project, York University

Research Interests:

History , Economic, Modern Greece / Mediterranean, British colonialism, Migration and Diaspora

All Publications

Books

Xenocracy. State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864, New York - Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017

Δαμασκηνιά - Βιντελούστι. Ένα χωριό στο χώρο και στο χρόνο [Damaskinia – Videlousti. A village in space and time] (with A. Antoniadou and S. Zikas), Thessaloniki: Erodios, 2011.

Το Βόιο και η περιοχή του Άργους Ορεστικού της Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, κατά την Οθωμανική περίοδο 16ος-17ος αι. (1500-1700 μ.Χ.) . Οικισμοί, φορολογία και αγροτική οικονομία. [Voio and the region of Argos Orestiko in Western Macedonia during the Ottoman period 16th -17th century (1500-1700)] (with S. Zikas), Thessaloniki: Erodios, 2014.

Book Chapters

‘The Corfu Blood Libel of 1891’ in Eyal Ginio (ed.), Greece. Jews in the East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East of Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 2014, 62-74 (in Hebrew).

“Thalassovioti” - Living off the Sea: the Corfu suburb of Manduki in the Nineteenth Century’. In Anthony Hirst and Patrick Sammon (eds.). The Ionian Islands: Aspects of their History and Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2014, 178-201.

‘Εκχρηματισμός και νομισματοποίηση περιοχικών βαθμίδων. Εκχρηματισμός υπό δυτική κυριαρχία. Η Ιονική Τράπεζα’ [Money and currency expansion to regional units. Monetization under western rule. The Ionian Bank] in Θ. Καλαφάτης, Ευάγγελος Πρόντζας (eds.). Οικονομική Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Κράτους [Economic History of the Greek State], Vol. 1. Αθήνα: Πολιτιστικό Ίδρυμα Ομίλου Πειραιώς, 2011, 211-249.

‘Trade, Politics and City Space(s) in Mediterranean Ports’ (with Mathieu Grenet) in Carola Hein (ed.), Port Cities. Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks. London: Routledge, 2011, 89-103.

‘Introduction’, in translation of the book by Gerard Delanty. Eπινοώντας την Ευρώπη. Ιδέα, ταυτότητα, πραγματικότητα [Ιnventing Europe. Idea, Identity, Reality], Αthens: Asini 2010, 7-16.

Journal Articles

‘The Crisis of the Long 1850s and Regime Change in the Ionian State and the Kingdom of Greece’. The Historical Review/La Revue Historique, [S.l.], 10, (2013): 57-84.

‘Global history in the age of crisis: metanarratives of material progress and the rise of Asia.’ Historein, 13 (2013): 8-17.

‘A Colonial Sea: the Mediterranean, 1798-1856. Introduction’, in European Review of History: Revue Européenne d' Histoire, 19, no. 1 (2012): (with Manuel Borutta), 1-13; within top twenty most downloaded articles from the journal in 2012.

‘Colonial migrants and the making of a British Mediterranean’, in European Review of History: Revue Européenne d' Histoire , 19, no. 1 (2012): 75-92.

‘Class and cosmopolitanism: the historiographical fortunes of merchants in Eastern Mediterranean ports’, Mediterranean Historical Review 24, no. 2 (2009): 95-113.

‘Θεσμοί και Εξουσία στην πόλη της Κέρκυρας στα μέσα του 19ου αιώνα’ [Institutions and Power in Corfu town in the mid-nineteenth century], Ίστωρ 15 (2009): 107-144.

‘Migrants, merchants and philanthropists; hierarchies in nineteenth-century Greek ports’ in Research Series in Maritime History 38, (2008): 109-126.

‘Από την Ιστορία του Κόσμου στην Παγκόσμια Ιστορία ή από τον Ηρόδοτο στη Μεγάλη Απόκλιση’ [From the History of the World to Global History or from Herodotus to the Great Divergence], Μνήμων 29 (2008): 243-273.

‘Public Health in Crete under the rule of Mehmed Ali in the 1830s’, Egypt/Monde Arab 4, no. 3, (2007): 35-54 (with Panagiotis Krokidas).

The Port Jews of Corfu and the ‘Blood Libel’ of 1891: A Tale of Many Centuries and of One Event, Jewish Culture and History, Volume 7, Issues 1-2, 2004, 171-196

Conference Proceedings

‘For better or for worse? A counter-narrative of Corfu Jewish history and the transition from the Ionian State to the Greek Kingdom (1815-1890s)’, in Anna Mahera - Leda Papastefanaki (eds.) Jewish communities between East and West, 15th-20th centuries: Economy, society, politics, culture. preface Moses Elisaf, Proceedings of the International Conference (Ioannina, 21-23 May 2015), Department of History & Archaeology, University of Ioannina - Jewish Community of Ioannina, Isnafi Publications, Ioannina 2016, 161-172.

Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη και Αποικιακή Εξάρτηση στα Επτάνησα το 19ο αιώνα [Economic development and Colonial Dependence in the Ionian Islands in the 19th century], in Αλίκη Δ. Νικηφόρου (επ.), Θ΄Πανιόνιο Συνέδριο, Παξοί, 26-30 Μαϊου 2010, Πρακτικά,Εταιρεία Παξινών Μελετών, Παξοί 2014, 441-471.

‘Colonial Governmentality in the Ionian Islands under British rule’, in Πρακτικα 1ου Συνεδρίου Οικονομικής και Κοινωνικής Ιστορίας, Θεωρητικές Αναζητήσεις και Εμπειρικές Έρευνες, Ρέθυμνο 10-13.12.2008 [Proceedings of the First Conference of Economic and Social History, ‘Theoretical Quests and Empirical Research]. Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια, 2012, 303-324.

‘Banking Expansion, Success and Failure in the British Mediterranean; the Ionian Bank, 1840s-1930s’ (with A. Apostolides) in John A Consiglio et al. (eds.) , Banking in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective, Ashgate 2012, 175-196.

‘Class and national identities in the Ionian Islands under British rule’ in R. Beaton and D. Ricks (eds.), The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896), Ashgate, 2009, 161-174.

‘Credit, Bankruptcy and Power in the Ionian Islands under British Rule, 1815’, in K. Gratzer, D. Stiefel (eds.), History of Insolvency and Bankruptcy from an International Perspective , Södertörn academic studies 38, Huddinge, 2008, 83-118.

‘Οι Βρετανοί μέτοχοι της Ιονικής Τράπεζας απέναντι στις ιδέες του Ι.Α. Βαλαωρίτη’ [Τhe British shareholders of the Ionian Bank and the ideas of I.A. Valaoritis], in T. Kalafatis, Z. Sinodinos (eds.), Η ζωή και το έργο του Ιωάννη Α. Βαλαωρίτη υποδιοικητή και διοικητή της Εθνικής Τράπεζας της Ελλάδας, 1895 – 1914 [The life and work of Ioannis A. Valaoritis, Governor of the National Bank of Greece, 1895-1914’. Athens: University of Pireaus, 2007, 123-143.

‘Μετανάστευση και Επιχειρηματικά Δίκτυα σε πόλεις-λιμάνια το 19ο αιώνα. Ιστορία, ιστοριογραφία και συγκρίσεις’ [Μigration and Business Networks in port cities in the 19th Century. History, Historiography and Comparisons], in L. Sapounaki-Drakaki (ed), Ελληνικές Πόλεις στην Ιστορία [Greek Cities in History], Athens: Dionikos and European Association of Urban Historians, 2005, 192-208.

‘The merchants of the Ionian Islands between East and West. Forming local and international networks’ in M.S. Beerbuhl and J. Vogele (eds), Spinning the Commercial Web. International Trade, Merchants, and Commercial Cities, c. 1640-1939. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2004, 43-63.

Conference Papers

"Βρετανική αποικιοκρατία στα Επτάνησα (1815-1864) και η σημασία της για την ιστοριογραφία των νησιών της Μεσογείου" [British colonialism in the Ionian Islands (1815-1864) and its importance for the historiography of Mediterranean islands], Γ΄ Ημερίδα Ιστορικού Αρχείου Τράπεζας Κύπρου: «Η Κύπρος τον 20ό αιώνα: κράτος, κοινωνία και οικονομία» [Third Conference of the Historical Archives, Bank of Cyprus: "Cyprus in the 20th century: state, society and economy", 28 March 2015

Mobility, innovation and the tragic life of Marinos Harbouris between  Kefalonia,  St   Petersburg  and  Paris  (1729-­‐1782)', Mobility and Innovation in the Mediterranean and beyond in the 18th and 19th centuries: creativity and (re)invention of people on the move, Paris 20-21 March 2015

‘The Ionian Islands as a liminal space in Greek history and historiography’. Les îles en Méditerranée, perspectives critiques sur l’insularité. Theorizing Mediterranean Islands Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme Aix-en-Provence, 13 juin 2014. http://labexmed.mmsh.univ- aix.fr/collegePostDoc/Documents/Affiche_JE%20îles%20med_13.06.14.pdf

“The Greeks of Canada and their place in the history of the diaspora”, York University - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Symposium, “The Greek Diaspora: Greek and Canadian Perspectives”, December 6-7, 2014. http://international-relations.auth.gr/sites/default/files/files/press_events/Program%20YORKU%20and%20AUTH3-3.pdf

‘Colonial and Postcolonial Subjects. Can the Historian speak?’, American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013.

‘Association and colonial governmentality in the Ionian Islands under British rule’, European Urban History Association Conference, Prague, 29 Aug-1 Sept 2012.

‘Liberalism in the Mediterranean; Ionian merchants, free trade ideas and British commercial expansion’, Third European Congress in World and Global History, London, April 14-17, 2011.

‘Some Debts Are Bigger Than Others. Non-economic Approaches to a Very Political Crisis’, panel organized at the Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium; paper presented ‘Sisyphus and the Middle Class. The Greek Bourgeoisie during the Economic Crises of 1890s and 1930s’, New York University, October 13-16, 2011.

‘‘I will not tell French schoolchildren that the borders of Europe extend to Syria and Iraq’.Blurring the history of Europe with the European Union’, European Consortium for Political Research, Fifth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Porto, 23-26 June, 2010.

‘The trade-minded entrepreneurs’ (with Maria Christina Chatziioannou), International Workshop, Entrepreneurship and Culture, Haifa, June 5-6, 2008.

‘Merchants into businessmen. Ionians before the ‘Ionian phase’ of Greek merchant networks’, in Moving Frontiers. Mediterranean Entangled Histories (15th-21st centuries), Volos, April 25-26, 2007.

‘Criminalization and the development of a criminal justice system in the Ionian State, 1815 – 1864’, SOLON Partnership Conference on Crime, Violence and the Modern State, Rethymno, March 9-11, 2007.

Book Reviews

‘Different because worse’, Review of This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, by Carmen M Reinhart & Kenneth S Rogoff. Dublin Review of Books, 16, 2010 http://www.drb.ie/more_details/10-12-09/Different_Because_Worse.aspx

Research Reports

‘A sector 'most beneficial to commerce': Marine insurance companies in nineteenth-century Greek port cities’, Entrepreneurial History Discussion Papers, 001, 2008 http://www.ehdp.net./p001.html

‘The South Asia Textiles Industry in a Globalizing World; 8th GEHN Meeting, Pune, India, 18-20 December 2005.’ Conference review in Textile History, 37, 2, 2006, 203-04.

Public Lectures

“A peculiar people, (not) properly governed”. State building in the Ionian Islands under British rule (1815-1864)", British School at Athens, 2 March 2015

"Ηοw big and how clientelist a state? Public administration and the judicial system in the Greek Kingdom and the Ionian State until Union (1864)", Greek Economic History Association Seminars, 6 April 2015

‘Vanished States. A Regional Approach to the History of the Greek State in the Long Nineteenth Century (1798-1912)’. Canadian Institute in Greece, November 26, 2014 http://www.cig-icg.gr/node/236

‘1864. Το τέλος της αποικιοκρατίας στην ελληνική ιστορία;’ [‘1864. The end of colonialism in Greek history?’], Institute of Historical Research, National Research Foundation, Athens, November 7, 2014.

"Στρατιωτικές δαπάνες και Oικονομική Iστορία. Η ελληνική περίπτωση" [Military spending and Economic History. The Greek case], University of Cyprus, Economic History Workshop, 29 November 2014.

‘The Colonial Mediterranean and its place in European History’, Conversations of Europe series, Centre for European Studies, University of Michigan, November 1, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUW5ScMg4hA

‘The Colonial Mediterranean and its place in European History’, Canadian Institute of Mediterranean Studies, St Michael’s College, University of Toronto, October 25, 2012.

‘Debtocracy: a history of the Greek sovereign debt crises, 1820s-2010’, lecture at the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association Annual General Meeting, May 26, 2011.

‘Sisyphus in the market: Greek capitalism from the revolution loans to the 2010 sovereign debt crisis’, Lecture at the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario annual get-together dinner, January 30, 2011.

'History in the Making; twelve months of research and politics in Greece', Vanier College, York University

Forthcoming


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Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST2300 6.0  Modern Europe: From the French Revolution to the European Union LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST3355 6.0  Modern Greece: From Independence to the Present LECT