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

Contact

  • Office: Caffé Medici
  • Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday 16:00-17:30 & by Appointment

Interests


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

Biography


My research focuses on South East European civil-military relations, mobilizations, and mass politics in the 19th and 20th centuries. My dissertation will study the so-called “war decade” (1912-23) that proved to be a transformative era for Bulgaria, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire. During the “war decade”, all three states engaged in numerous conflicts and mobilized millions of people on both the war and home fronts. The continuous military mobilizations and the foreign interventions radicalized and politicized a generation of war veterans, pushing them towards profoundly different and often opposing political ideologies. In a series of social and political mobilizations, former brothers in arms turn to each other and fought in support of their opposing political allegiances. My studies and research have been funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the UT Department of History.

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 at King’s College London, United Kingdom. My master dissertation "The British Military Reaction during the 1974 Crisis in Cyprus" explores the crisis management, the military mobilization, and the evacuation operation planned and executed by the British government and its Armed Forces during the Greek coup and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. I, also, earned a second Master degree in Balkan & Turkish History (2013) at the School of History & Archaeology at AUTH. My master thesis "The United States Policy on the Macedonian Question, 1944-50" analyzes the development of United States policy and American diplomats’ and officials’ perception of geographic 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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