Dr Dimitris Livanios
Dimitris Livanios is Georgakis Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies
at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty
of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, where he
teaches modern Greek history. He read History and Archaeology at
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and graduated in 1988
with a First Class degree. He also holds an MA in Modern History
(First Class) from the same university. In 1996 he obtained a D.Phil.
in Modern History from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s
research interests lie in the history of Greece and the Balkans from
the 18th to the 20th century. In particular, his research and
publications are concerned with the Macedonian Question, British
foreign policy towards the Balkans, and various aspects of the
emergence of nationalism in the Balkans. He has lectured on Balkan
nationalism at Oxford, Cambridge, the LSE, King’s College London and
Birmingham. He is a member of the editorial board of ÊÁÌÐÏÓ
Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, Books Editor of the Anglo-Hellenic
Review, and Reviews Editor of the Journal of Southeast European and
Black Sea Studies. He is currently researching the development of
Greek historical imagination (1770s-1950s), and preparing a study on
the role of violence in Balkan history in the 19th and 20th centuries.
of the talk
An attempt to offer
some account of the main phases of the Macedonian question in the 19th
and 20th centuries and to take a fresh look at what is new and not so
new in each one of them.
Dr Vassilis Fouskas
Fouskas was born in 1963 in Petra, Lesvos, and studied International
Relations, Economy and European Politics at the Universities of Athens
(Kapodestrian and Panteios), Perugia and London. His studies were
supported by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece and his
publications include “Populism And Modernisation; The Exhaustion
Of The Third Hellenic Republic”, 1974-1994, Athens: Ideokinissi,
1995) and “Italy, Europe, The Left”, (Aldershot: Ashgate,
1998). He is currently working on “Greece, Europe and the
Balkans; Greece’s Foreign and Economic Policies in the 20th
Century”, a title contracted to be published by Macmillan (American
publisher: St. Martin’s Press).
is the founder and chairperson of the Association for the Study of
Southern Europe and the Balkans and the editor of the Journal of
Southern Europe and the Balkans. He taught European History, Politics
and Economics in various Universities in the UK and abroad. He is
currently a Research Fellow in European Studies at Kingston University
and the Convenor of the British Academy - sponsored international
conference “The Balkans: The Politics Of Fragmentation, War And
Reconstruction” (11 and 12 May, Kingston University).
of the talk
presentation explores the political strategy of Greece in the 1990s
and attempts an assessment of it in the context of the country’s EU
and NATO memberships. The way in which Greece’s political class
dealt with the Macedonian issue in the wake of the break-up of
Yugoslavia, Turkey’s and Greece’s role in the overall
geo-political context of the Balkans, as well as NATO’s and EU’s
strategies towards the region will be the focus of the presentation.
In the same vein, an attempt will be made to examine the significance
of the recent rapprochement between Greece and Turkey.