Dr Kostis Kornetis
M.A. (London), PhD (EUI)
Teaching Associate in Modern European History
Twentieth-century comparative European history (esp. Southern Europe); transnational social movements; history of authoritarianism; memory of democratic transitions; conflict and materiality.
2019/20 Semester One Office Hours: Mondays 14:00-16:00
Kostis studied history in Munich, London and Florence. He taught European history at Brown University and New York University, and was Conex-Marie Curie Experienced Fellow at the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, and Santander Fellow in Iberian Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
He has received grants from Carlsberg Foundation, the European Commission, the Latsis Foundation, NYU Global Research Initiatives, and others.
Kostis’ first book, Children of the Dictatorship (Berghahn Books 2013) placed the student resistance to Greek Colonels’ dictatorship (1967-74) within the larger context of world-wide student political action during the “long 1960s”. Based on an interplay between political and social, macro and micro, local and global, the book elucidates the circulation of radical ideas and cultural transfers that shaped Greek, and to some extent Southern European youth cultures, radical politics and socialisation.
In 2015 Kostis was awarded a Conex-Marie Skłodowska Curie Experienced Fellowship, based at the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. The fellowship funded his research project, titled ‘Remembering Democratisation in Southern Europe’, on the collective memory of the democratic transitions in Spain, Portugal and Greece since the 1970s.
Outputs from this research have already been included in two volumes he has co-edited: Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the ‘Long 1960s’ (Bloomsbury Academic 2016) and Rethinking Democratisation in Spain, Greece and Portugal (Palgrave, St Antony’s Series, 2019).
2019 Rethinking Democratisation in Spain, Greece and Portugal, with Maria-Elena Cavallaro, London: Palgrave Macmillan/St Antony’s Series.
2016 Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s, with Eirini Kotsovili and Nikolaos Papadogiannis (eds), London: Bloomsbury Academic.
2015 Metapolitefsi. Greece at the Crossroads Between Two Centuries, with Effie Gazi and Manos Avgeridis (eds.), Athens: Themelio. In Greek.
2013 Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the “Long 1960s” in Greece, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. [Greek translation 2015, Polis Publishers].
2013 Learning Culture Through City Soundscapes - A Teacher Handbook, co-authored with Eleni Kallimopoulou, Panagiotis C. Poulos and Spyros Tsipidis. Open Educational Resource http://sonor-cities.edu.gr.
Edited Issues of Journals
2017 Co-editor, “The Colonels’ Dictatorship and Its Afterlives”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 35.
2015 Editor, “Re-Examining Democratic Transitions in Times of Crisis”, Historein, 15/1.
2009 Co-editor, “Historising 1968 and the Long Sixties”, Historein, 9, 2009.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
2019 “Resisting the War that Never Was: Greek Cultural Expressions of Protest against the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus”, Journal of Contemporary European History, under review.
2019 “Projections Onto the Past: Memories of Democratisation in Spain and Portugal during the Great Recession”, Mobilization, accepted for publication.
2017 “Introduction: The Colonels’ Dictatorship and its Afterlives”, with Dimitris Antoniou, Katerina Stefatos, Anna-Maria Sichani, Journal of Modern Greek Studies 35, 481–512 (14).
2017 ““Magical Liturgy”. A History of Sound at the Kyttaro Music Club, 1970-1974”, with Eleni Kallimopoulou, Journal of Modern Greek Studies 35, 481–512.
2017 “« Le cinéma vécu ». Le film politique en Grèce et en Espagne parmi les générations des Long Sixties”, Monde(s) Histoire, Espaces, Relations, 11.
2017. “Grecia antes y despues del referendum. ¿Los niños mimados de la vieja Europa?”, Ayer, 107(3), 305-322.
2015 “Cuban Europe? Greek and Spanish tiersmondisme in the “long 1960s”, Journal of Contemporary European History, 50: 486-515.
2014 “Public History vis-à-vis the Issue of Torture Under the Colonels’ Regime in Greece”, Ricerche Storiche, 1: 81-100.
2015 “The End of a Parable? Unsettling the Transitology Model in the Age of Crisis”, Historein, 15/1.
2014 “Is there a Future in this Past?': Analyzing 15M's Intricate Relation to the Transición”, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 15/5: 1-16.
Chapters in Books
2019 “Public History and the Revival of Repressed Sephardic Heritage in Thessaloniki”, in Trine Willert and Gerasimos Katsan (eds), Retelling the Past in Contemporary Greek Literature, Film, and Popular Culture, New York and London: Lexington, pp. 29-48.
2019 ““Restless” Generations in Dialogue”, with Luisa Passerini, in Restless Youth. Growing up in Europe, 1945 to now, 102-12, Brussels: House of European History.
2018 “Expropriating the Space of the Other: Property Spoliations of Thessalonikan Jews in the 1940s”, in Dirk A. Moses and Giorgos Antoniou (eds), The Holocaust in Greece, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 228-252.
2018. ““Tra Marat e Sade”. Ripensare il Sessantotto “decentrato”” in Grecia, Spagna e Portogallo”, en Sessantotto. Passato e presente dell’anno ribelle, Donatella della Porta (ed.), Giangiacomo Feltrinelli: Rome, pp. 107-134.
2017 “The Greek state mechanism and the management of Jewish properties in Salonica”, with Maria Kavala, in Evangelos Hekimoglou, Anna Maria Droumpouki (eds.), In the Aftermath of the Shoah, Jewish Museum of Salonica: Salonica (in Greek), pp. 125-139.
2016 “Documenting Post-authoritarian Subcultures in the European South: The Cases of Pedro Almodóvar’s Pepi, Luci, Bom and Nikos Zervos’ Dracula of Exarchia” in Kostis Kornetis, Eirini Kotsovili, Nikolaos Papadogiannis (eds.), Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s, London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 153-171.
2015 “From the Call to Prayer to the Silences of the Museum: Salonica’s Soundscapes in Transition”, with Eleni Kallimopoulou and Panagiotis C. Poulos, in Vassilis K. Gounaris, Dimitris Kairidis (eds.), A City in Transition. Salonica: 1912-2012, Salonica: Epikentro.
2015 “Social Movements: the State of the Art in Greece. From the Centre to the Periphery and back to the Centre: social movements changing theory in the case of Greece”, with Hara Kouki, in Guya Accornero and Olivier Fillieule (eds.), Social Movement Studies in Europe: A State of the Art, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 371-387.
2015 ““Les premiers mètres carrés de territoire grec libéré”: La Fondation Hellénique pendant la dictature des Colonels (1967-74)”, in Maria Gravari—Barbas (ed.), Histoire de la Fondation Hellénique de Paris, Paris: Kallimages, pp. 121-145.
2011 “Las transiciónes democráticas griega y española en retrospectiva”, in Carmen Frías, José Luis Ledesma, Javier Rodrigo (eds.), Reevaluaciones. Historias locales y miradas globales. Actas del VII Congreso de Historia Local de Aragón, Zaragoza: IFC, pp. 191-205.
HST3144/5: Ending the Cold War
Kostis has collaborated in the exhibition and catalogue of “Restless Youth: Growing in Europe, 1945 to Now” of the House of European History, Brussels. https://historia-europa.ep.eu/en/restless-youth
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