Petar Todorov from North Macedonia studied history at “Saints Cyril and Methodius University“ of Skopje, earned his M.A. degree in Paris from the “Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales – EHESS” in 2006 and PhD degree from “Saints Cyril and Methodius University“ of Skopje in 2013. His research interest focuses on social and urban history of the 19th and 20th centuries Ottoman Empire and Southeastern Europe. He also deals with history, education as well as the use and abuse of history in contemporary societies.
He held fellowships and research grants from several institutions (University of Vienna, American Research Center in Sofia, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research). From 2014 to 2016 he was a visiting professor of Balkan history in Istanbul Şehir University. Since 2018, he is a member of the Bilateral Multidisciplinary Expert Commission for Historical and Educational Questions between Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Bulgaria.