George Giannakopoulos

Junior Research Fellow at Durham University

George is a historian of Modern Britain and Europe. He studied political science and history in Athens, Greece and holds a PhD in History from Queen Mary, University of London. He has held visiting fellowships in Copenhagen and New York and currently teaches seminars in Modern European History at QMUL and in Intellectual History at UCL. He has recently published in the Journal of Modern Greek Studies and in Modern Intellectual History and is currently a Junior Research Fellow at Durham University.

George is interested in the re-configurations of imperialism, nationalism and internationalism in late nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. He is currently working on a book monograph provisionally titled Weather Men: British Thinkers, National Questions and Imperial Order in Europe (1880-1930). The monograph focuses on the regional impact of a group of British public intellectuals writing on the national questions in East-Central, South-Eastern Europe and the Near/Middle East in a period marking the transition from the empire to the nation-state. He is also interested in the history of regional knowledge and expertise, with an emphasis on the pre-history of area studies in early twentieth century Britain.

Keywords: international relations and diplomacy; international law; intellectual history; Europe; Britain; empires and decolonisation; regionalism; visual culture