History Department
History Department

Charalampos Minasidis

BA in History, BA in Political Sciences, Master in Balkan & Turkish History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; MA in The History of Warfare, King's College London

Graduate student



Modern & Contemporary History of SE Europe & Turkey; history of warfare; mobilization; civil-military relations; mass politics; WWI; especially the study of war-related mass violence from a political and social perspective within a trasnational and comparative framework.


My research focuses on South East Europe civil-military relations, mobilizations, and mass politics in the 19th and 20th centuries. My dissertation will study the continuous mobilizations and the radicalization of the war veterans, which caused them to gravitate towards different and opposing political ideologies, during the "war decade" of 1912-23 in Bulgaria, Greece and the Ottoman Empire. My goal is to examine the role of the “war decade” veterans during successive period of democratization and state formation in their countries. My studies and research have been funded by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and the UT History Department.

I hold a BA in History & Archaeology with specialization in History (2007) and a second BA in Political Sciences (2014) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. Moreover, I completed my first Master of Arts (MA) in The History of Warfare (2008) at the War Studies Department of King’s College London, United Kingdom. My master dissertation was about ‘The British Military Reaction during the 1974 Crisis in Cyprus’. The dissertation explores the crisis management, the military mobilization and the evacuation operation of the British nationals by the British Armed Forces. I, also, earned a second Master degree in Balkan & Turkish History (2013) at the School of History & Archaeology of AUTH. My master thesis entitled ‘The United States Policy on the Macedonian Question, 1944-50’ and analyzes the development of United States policy and American diplomats’ and officials’ perception on Macedonia and the Macedonian Question. Its adaptation and expansion will be published by the Society for Macedonian Studies (Thessaloniki, Greece), where I worked as a research assistant for five years.

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