History Department
History Department

Charalampos Minasidis

B.A. in History & Archaeology, B.A. in Political Sciences, Master in Balkan & Turkish History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A. in The History of Warfare, King's College London

Graduate student



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


My research focuses on South East European civil-military relations, mobilizations, and society 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. 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. 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 explores the crisis management, the military mobilization, and the evacuation operation planned and executed by the British government and its Armed Forces during the 1974 Crisis in Cyprus. I, also, earned a second Master degree in Balkan & Turkish History (2013) at the School of History & Archaeology at AUTH. My master thesis analyzes the development of United States policy and American diplomats’ and officials’ perception of geographic Macedonia and the Macedonian Question between 1944 and 1950. Society for Macedonian Studies (Thessaloniki, Greece), where I worked as a research assistant from 2007 to 2012, and Epikentro Publishers published its adaptation and expansion: Η Πολιτική των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών στο Μακεδονικό Ζήτημα τη δεκαετία του 1940 [United States Policy on the Macedonian Question during the 1940s], Thessaloniki: Epikentro, Society for Macedonian Studies, 2016, 384 pp., ISBN 9789604586653.