Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Department of Mediterranean and Global Economic and Social History

The Research Group on Global and Mediterranean Economic and Social History studies the development, structure and transformations of the economies and societies of the Mediterranean, as well as their interaction with and integration into the larger globalizing world in the modern and contemporary eras. It undertakes the comparative study of economic development in different areas and time periods, and focuses on the economic, social, institutional and cultural change during the period of transition from the pre-industrial to the industrial world. Research is focusing on the living and work conditions of the Mediterranean populations, their social and geographical movements, as well as the formation of land settlement and rural and social landscape patterns. Researchers pursue an interdisciplinary approach combining economics with social, political and cultural history as well as business history and economic geography.

In its field of interests, the Section on Global and Mediterranean Economic and Social History organises research projects, conferences, seminar courses and lectures and provides publications and open-access databases. In collaboration with University Departments it will organize and offer Programs of Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies.

People

Nikos Potamianos

Assistant Researcher
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Andreas Lyberatos

Assistant Professor of Social and Economic History of the Modern Balkans
Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University (Athens)
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Leda Papastefanaki

Associate Professor of Greek Economic and Social History (19th-20th c.)
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina
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Socrates Petmezas

Professor of Economic and Social Modern History
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
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Juan Carmona-Zabala

Postdoctoral researcher
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Sakis Dimitriadis

Postdoctoral researcher
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Eleni Kaklamanou

Postdoctoral researcher

Christos Karampatsos

Postdoctoral researcher
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Eleni Kyramargiou

Postdoctoral researcher
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Dimitrios Stergiopoulos

PhD candidate
Department of History, University of California San Diego
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Dimitra Kardakaris

PhD candidate

Giorgos Kostelenos

Research Associate

Thanasis Nasiaras

PhD candidate

Daphne Papadaki

PhD candidate

Vasilis Georgakis

Postgraduate student

Christos Hadziiossif

Emeritus professor of modern and contemporary history - FORTH Distinguished member

Research Projects

METOPO

Mining Landscapes in Greece, 19th-20th c.: work package in the framework of the research project METOPO – Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes”, which is implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector

This research project aims at deepening the understanding in the history of mining activities and the formation of the mining landscapes in Greece during 19th-20th centuries.

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