Dr Nikolas Papadogiannis

Dr Nikolas Papadogiannis

MA (London) PhD (Cantab)


Contact Details

Email: np39@st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)1334 462908
Fax - +44 (0)1334 462914



Teaching and Research Interests

Following my undergraduate studies in History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, I moved to London and received my MA in Contemporary History and Politics (with distinction in the dissertation) from Birkbeck, University of London in 2006. In 2010 I obtained my PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. Before embarking on working as a teaching fellow at the School of History, I was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin. I also offered teaching at the Free University of Berlin.

My research interests include travel, consumption, youth cultures, gender, migration, emotions and European identities. My doctoral thesis offered a cultural history of politics, examining left-wing youth politics in relation to leisure and sexuality in post-authoritarian Greece in the 1970s. Since 2011 I have been working on a comparative and transnational history of young tourists from West Germany and Greece in the 1960s-1980s. For further details, see my profile on academia.edu, please: https://hu-berlin.academia.edu/NikolaosPapadogiannis

Main Publications


  1. Militant around the clock? Youth Politics, Leisure and Sexuality in post-dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981, under contract (Berghahn Books), forthcoming in early May 2015 (http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=PapadogiannisMilitant)

Journal themed issues, edited volumes

  1. With K Kornetis (New York University), E Kotsovili (Simon Fraser University): co-editor of volume entitled “Gender and Consumption in authoritarian and post-authoritarian Southern Europe since the long 1960s”, under contract, Bloomsbury Academic.
  2. With D Siegfried (Copenhagen): Co-editor of the theme issue “Tourism and Mobility in Europe since the Interwar period”, themed issue, Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, forthcoming.
  3. With S Gehrig (Oxford): Guest co-editor of the theme issue entitled “Politics, Lifestyle and Gender in Europe during the 1970s”, European Review of History, forthcoming.
  4. With E Avramopoulou (then University of Cambridge), K Leckie (then University of Cambridge), L Karakatsanis (then University of Essex), T Stammers (then University of Cambridge): guest co-editor of the “Complexities of ‘Europe’” focus (Thematic Unit), European Review, vol. 20.1, 2012.

Major articles, book chapters

  1.  “Migrants on vacation. The travel patterns of young Greek migrants residing in West Germany in the 1960s–1970s”, Comparativ, forthcoming.
  2.  “Red and Purple? The impact of second-wave Feminism on young Greek Eurocommunists in the 1970s”, European Review of History, forthcoming.
  3. “Between joy and nostalgia: Greek political songs and the politicisation of Greek immigrants in West Germany in the 1970s”, Contemporary European History, forthcoming, December 2014.
  4. “An Eastern Bloc cultural ambassador? Brecht’s reception by young left-wingers in Greece in the 1970s”, in: C Balme, B Szymanski (eds.), Theatre, Globalisation and the Cold War, New York/London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, late 2014.
  5. “Between Angelopoulos and The Battleship Potemkin: Cinema and the making of young Communists in Greece in the initial post-dictatorship period (1974-1981)”, European History Quarterly, vol. 42.2, April 2012, pp. 286-308. Link: http://ehq.sagepub.com/content/42/2/286.abstract (last accessed: 25 August 2014).
  6. With E Avramopoulou, K Leckie, L Karakatsanis, T Stammers: Introduction, “Complexities of ‘Europe’” focus (Thematic Unit), European Review, vol. 20.1, January 2012, pp. 1-9. Link: http://journals.cambridge.org/action//displayFulltext?fromPage=online&type=6&fid=S1062798711000238&aid=8362802&next=true&jid=ERW&volumeId=19&issueId=04&next=Y (last accessed: 25 August 2014).
  7. “Confronting “imperialism” and “loneliness”: Sexual and gender relations among young Communists in Greece, 1974-1981”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 29.2, October 2011, pp. 219-250. Link: http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/journal_of_modern_greek_studies/v029/29.2.papadogiannis.html (last accessed: 25 August 2014).
  8. “Greek Communist Youth Identities and Rock Music in the Late 1970s”, in T Brown, L Anton (eds.), Between the Avant Garde and the Everyday: Subversive Politics in Europe from 1957 to the Present, New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, July 2011, pp. 77-91.
  9. “I pollapli ypodochi tis rock mousikis apo tis kommounistikes organoseis neolaias stin Ellada sta teli tis dekaetias tou ’70” [The multiple reception of rock music by the Communist youth organisations in Greece in the late 1970s], in: V Karamanolakis, E Olympitou, I Papathanasiou (eds.), I elliniki neolaia ston 20o aiona. Politikes diadromes, koinonikes praktikes kai politistikes ekfraseis [Greek youth in the 20th century. Political pathways, social practices, cultural expressions], Athens: ASKI-Nicos Poulantzas Institute-Themelio, 2010, pp. 318 - 344.
  10.  “I cafeteria stin perifereia: prosarmogi sta katanalotika ithi, neanikes kai gynaikeies taytotites” [Modern-style cafés in the Greek periphery: adaptation to consumer trends, youth and feminine identities] and “Festival politikon organoseon neolaias” [Youth festivals of political organisations], in: P Panagiotopoulos, V Vamvakas (eds.), I Ellada tis dekaetias tou ’80. Koinoniko, politiko kai politismiko lexiko [Greece during the 1980s. Social, political and cultural dictionary], Athens: To Perasma, 2010, pp. 260-263, 626-629.
  11. “From coherence to fragments: ‘1968’ and the making of youth politicisation in Greece in the 1970s”, Historein, A Review of the Past and Other Stories, vol. 9, 2009, pp. 76-92. Link: http://www.historeinonline.org/index.php/historein/article/view/24/24 (last accessed: 25 August 2014).


Teaching Duties

I contribute to the following undergraduate modules: MO1008, MO2008, MO2901, MO3351, HI4998 as well as to the following MLitt modules: MO5151, MO5601, MO5602. I also offer the following Honours modules: MO3419, MO3423.

I am supervising the project of Maria Almeida Reis (Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship) on youth culture and gender in Portugal and Spain during the Long Sixties."