Elias G. Skoulidas

Assistant Professor of Modern History

Epirus Institute of Technology, Greece

47100, Kostakioi Campus Arta

Telephone number: 003026810-50296 (office)

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Elias G. Skoulidas was born in Arta (Greece) in 1967.

He received his BA with honors from the Department of History, University of Ioannina in 1989. In 2001 he completed his PhD with honors from the Department of History at the University of Ioannina. From 2001 up to 2008 he worked as a historian of modern history in the Library of the University of Ioannina.

He has taught modern Albanian history in seminars at the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University (Athens), modern Balkan history in the spring term at the Program of European Studies of the University of Washington (courses taken place at the University of Ioannina) (2006-2012), modern Balkan history in a master degree level at the Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2013). He gave a series of lectures at Universities in USA (Yale, Columbia, Washington) related to Greek-Albanian Relations in 2005.

Since March 2008 he has been an Assistant Professor of Modern History at the Department of Traditional Music, Epirus Institute of Technology, where he was the Head of the Department (2008-2013).

He is member of the Board of the Institute of Ionian and Adriatic Studies (IMIAX). Also, he is member of the following scientific societies: Minority Groups Research Centre (KEMO), Mnemon, Civil Wars Study Group (CWSG), Association of Epirotic Studies (EHM).

He works mainly on topics related to modern Balkan history, especially regional tensions and Greek-Albanian relations during the Age of Nationalism and the early Cold War Era. He was a member of the research group financed and honored by “John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation” for the research about the “Greek minority in Albania: Education and demographic mobility in Albania and Greece”, 2009. He speaks English, French, Italian and Albanian.

He was member of the Organizing Committee and he will be co-editor of the proceedings of the following conferences:

  1. Greece and Albania during the Cold War: “Perceptions” of the Greek Policy, (Thessaloniki 2010).
  2. Scrambling for Power: War and Political Transformation in the Balkans during the 1940s, (Thessaloniki 2012).

Recent publications:

  1. Έλληνες πρόξενοι σε "Ήπειρο και Αλβανία" στα τέλη του 19ου αιώνα: ιδεολογικοί προσανατολισμοί και κρατική πολιτική στο Λίνα Βεντούρα – Λάμπρος Μπαλτσιώτης (επιμ.), Το έθνος πέραν των συνόρων. «Ομογενειακές» πολιτικές του ελληνικού κράτους, Αθήνα, Βιβλιόραμα, 2013, σ. 83-107.
  2. The Albanian Greek-Orthodox Intellectuals, Aspects of their Discourse between Albanian and Greek National Narratives (late 19th - early 20th centuries), Χρόνος 8 (Δεκέμβριος 2013) http://www.chronosmag.eu/index.php/eskoulidas-the-albanian-greek-orthodox-intellectuals.html
  3. (with Lambros Baltsiotis), Aspects of Greek “Myths” related to the Albanians during the Age of Nationalism στο F. Tsibiridou & N. Palantzas (eds) (2013) Myths of the Other in the Balkans. Representations, Social Practices, Performances, Thessaloniki: (eBook, ISBN 978-960-8096-05-9) www.balkanmyth.com: 66-74
  4. (co-editor), “ Narratives for the 1940s: from the discourse of the Occupation State to the post modern historiography”, Thessaloniki-Athens, Epikentro, 2011.
  5. Η «ανακάλυψη» της «Αλβανίας»: ελληνικές «προσλήψεις» στα τέλη του 19ου αιώνα στο Δέσποινα Παπαδημητρίου – Σεραφείμ Σεφερειάδης (επιστημονική επιμέλεια - εισαγωγή), Αθέατες όψεις της Ιστορίας. Κείμενα αφιερωμένα στον Γιάνη Γιανουλόπουλο, Αθήνα, Ασίνη, 2012, σ. 377-392.
  6. Περιφερειακές εντάσεις: μία ιστορική προσέγγιση στις ελληνοαλβανικές σχέσεις κατά τη διάρκεια του 20ού αιώνα στο Βαλκάνια 1913-2011. Εκατό Χρόνια Θύελλες και Χίμαιρες, Θεσσαλονίκη, Εταιρεία Μακεδονικών Σπουδών – Αφοί Κυριακίδη, 2012, σ. 203-223.
  7. Identities, Religion and Nationalism in the Late Interwar Period: Aspects of the Discourse of Greek-Orthodox Bishops in Southern Albania στο Maria Oikonomou – Maria Α. Stassinopoulou – Ioannis Zelepos (hg.),Griechische Dimensionen südosteuropäischer Kultur seit dem 18. Jahrhundert. Verortung, Bewegung, Grenzüberschreitung, Wien, Peter Lang, 2011, pp. 265-283.
  8. Identities, Locality and Otherness in Epirus during the late Ottoman period” in “Identities in the Greek world (from 1204 to the present day)”, Proceedings of D European Congress of Modern Greek Studies (Granada 9-12 September 2010), p. 11, http://www.eens.org/EENS_congresses/2010/Skoulidas_Elias_G.pdf.