My name is Georgios [Yorgos] Giannakopoulos and I am a historian of Modern Britain and Europe. I grew up in Greece and I studied political science and history in Athens (BA, MA Panteion University, Athens). I hold a PhD in History from Queen Mary, University of London and I teach seminars Modern European History and Modern Intellectual History in London (UCL/QMUL). My doctoral research focused on ideas of empire, nationality and internationalism in early twentieth century British thought. It showed how nationalist struggles in East-Central and South-Eastern Europe influenced domestic discussions on nationality and the empire in the run up to the Great War and its immediate aftermath. My research agenda centres on the intersection between regional knowledge,  political influence and expertise  in twentieth century Britain and Europe.

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The ‘Blog’ page features a selection of my recent cultural and political commentary in English and Greek.