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


  • Office: BEL 02-212RA
  • Office Hours: Monday 10:00-11:00; Wednesday 15:00-17:00 or by appointment


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 disseration will examine the various mobilizations in Bulgaria, Greece and the Ottoman Empire during the "war decade" of 1912-23 and will try to explain how the military mobilizations led to the political and social mobilizations and, at the end, the transformation of the above states and societies. I want to explore how Bulgaria, Greece and the Ottoman Empire influenced each other and I will, particularly, focus on the role of the war veterans as the main group with the means and the knowhow to mobilize against its political opponents, in this case against their former brothers at arms. 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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