Anne Couderc

Anne Couderc is a historian, Lecturer at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in History of contemporary international relations (since 2001) and Member of the IRICE-Identités, Relations Internationales et Civilisations de l’Europe laboratory (CNRS-Paris 1-Paris 4). From 1998 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2010, she has also been Fellow and then Head of Studies for modern and contemporary periods at the French School at Athens (EFA). In 2001 she defended her doctoral thesis written under supervision of Prof. Spyros Asdrachas (Paris 1 University). The title of the dissertation was: États, nations et territoires dans les Balkans. Histoire de la première frontière gréco-ottomane, 1827-1881 [States, Nations and Territories in the Balkans. History of the first Greek-Ottoman boundaries, 1827-1881]. Her main research topics are History and Historical Geography of the Greek State (XIX-XXth centuries), History of the French diplomacy in the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire, History and historiography of the «Eastern question». She has co-organised international research programs like «Live together after the conflict. The role of civil societies in rapprochement and reconciliation processes (France-Germany, Greece-Turkey)», a young scholar program (2009-2011) which was supported by the IRICE Laboratory, the EFA, the IFEA of Istanbul, the University of Mainz and the Franco-German Youth Office, and the 2008-2010 program «Military occupations in the Balkans (1821-1922)», supported by the EFA, the IFEA of Istanbul and the Lille III University (publication in preparation). She participates currently in the steering committee of an axis of the IRICE laboratory general project «Écrire une nouvelle histoire de l’Europe», devoted to the study of imperial Europe.


Selection of publications

  • With Olivier Delouis and Petre Guran, Héritages de Byzance dans l’Europe du Sud-Est (XVI-XXe siècles), École française d’Athènes, Mondes Méditerranéens et Balkaniques, 2013.
  • «Byzance à la Conférence de la Paix (1919). Vénizélos, les revendications de la Grèce et l’idée d’Empire» in Olivier Delouis, Anne Couderc and Petre Guran (ed.), Héritages de Byzance dans l’Europe du Sud-Est (XVI-XXe siècles), École française d’Athènes, Mondes Méditerranéens et Balkaniques, 2013, p. 375-394.
  • «Des études napoléoniennes au soutien de la Grande Idée grecque: Édouard Driault (1864-1947) et le rêve d’une Méditerranée impériale», in Sofia Papastamkou (ed), La France et la Méditerranée, Matériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps n° 99 (2010), p. 36-44.
  • «Nation et circonscription. Nommer et organiser le territoire en Grèce, 1833-1839», in Gilles de Rapper and Pierre Sintès (eds), Nommer et classer dans les Balkans, Athènes, École française d’Athènes, Mondes Méditerranéens et Balkaniques 1, 2009, pp. 217-235.
  • «Joseph Reinach et la Question d’Orient», in Sophie Basch et Michel Espagne (eds), Les Reinach, Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, 2008, pp. 279-301.
  • «Structuration du territoire et formation des élites municipales en Grèce (1833-1843)», in P. Aubert, G. Chastagnaret et O. Raveux, Construire des mondes. Élites et espaces en Méditerranée, XVIe-XXe siècle, Presses universitaires de Provence, 2005, pp. 163-184.
  • «La Macédoine en 1913», Vingtième Siècle, n° 79 (juillet-septembre 2003), Images et sons, pp. 130-133.


Katerina Papatheu

Katerina Papatheu, former professor at the University of Calabria, is assistant professor in Modern Greek Language and Literature at the Department of Humanities, University of Catania (Italy). Her Chair has been formally accredited - both by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and the Centre for the Greek Language - as an examination centre for the International Certificate of Attainment in Greek. At the University of Catania she is a member of the scientific committee of the PhD in History- Arts - Linguistics, and ITALSTRA (Italian Language School for Foreigners). Furthermore, she is a member of the National and European Association for the Modern Greek Studies, of the Research Centre of Modern History (KENI) Panteion University of Athens, and a representative of the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) as a national commissioner of graduation sessions. She has also taught at the SISSIS (Interuniversity School of Specialization for Secondary School Teachers), and in various II-level University Master Degrees. She has translated and edited Greek writers into Italian for the publishing houses Einaudi, Marzorati, Obliquo, Bonanno, and has collaborated with various periodicals in Italy and Greece, as well as with encyclopaedias (UTET, Bompiani, Mondadori). Thanks to several collaboration with Greek and Turkish study centres, and especially long research stays at the Maison des Sciences dell’Homme de Paris, she has written articles and essays about various aspects and problems of Modern Greek Language and Literature. Topics mainly covered include a) 19th- and 20th-century Greek poetry and narrative; b) cultural relations between Greece and the Ottoman Empire between the 16th and early 20th century; c) the language question and the early Greek printing; d) Ancient myths, folk traditions and Greek War Independence: text and iconology.


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Athena Leoussi

Dr Leoussi (Licence, Grenoble, France; MPhil, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; PhD, London School of Economics) is Co-Director of European Studies at the University of Reading, UK. She is a founding editor and currently one of the editors of the international academic journal, Nations and Nationalism. She is also a founder and currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), which is based in the Government Department of LSE. She was a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Government Department of LSE, in 2008-2012. She has published extensively on nationalism, the visual representation of national identity, and the classical tradition in European culture. Her book publications include, The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present, co-edited with Allon Gal and Anthony D. Smith (2010), Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism, co-edited with Steven Grosby (2006); Nationality and Nationalism (4 volumes) co-edited with Steven Grosby (2003), Encyclopaedia of Nationalism (2001), Nationalism and Classicism: The Classical Body as National Symbol in Nineteenth-Century England and France (1998).

Παναγιώτης Πρασσάς

Ο Παναγιώτης Χ. Πρασσάς σπούδασε Ιστορία και Αρχαιολογία στο Εθνικό & Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών. Είναι φοιτητής στο Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών του τμήματος Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Ιστορίας του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου Κοινωνικών και πολιτικών Επιστημών. Έχει εργαστεί στη δημόσια μέση και μεταλυκειακή εκπαίδευση και έχει εθελοντικά συμμετάσχει σε ανασκαφές και σε ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα των Γενικών Αρχείων του Κράτους. Αρθρογραφεί τακτικά σε ειδησεογραφικό blog ενώ έχει συγγράψει  εργασίες και άρθρα ιστορικού, αρχαιολογικού, λαογραφικού και λογοτεχνικού ενδιαφέροντος. Βασικό ερευνητικό του ενδιαφέρον αποτελεί η Ιστορία των Ιδεών (ειδικότερα ο Εθνικισμός)˙ επιπλέον ασχολείται με τη δημόσια Ιστορία, την επίδραση του υλικού πολιτισμού και της τέχνης στις νεότερες και σύγχρονες ιδεολογίες και τη διδασκαλία της Ιστορίας. Μιλά και γράφει άπταιστα αγγλικά, πολύ καλά γαλλικά και ισπανικά.  Από το 2012 είναι επιστημονικός συνεργάτης του Κέντρου Έρευνας Νεότερης Ιστορίας του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου.



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Graziella Seminara

Graziella Seminara has earned a graduation in Arts at the University of Catania and, at the same time, in Piano from the Musical Institute “Vincenzo Bellini” in Catania.

From 1992 to 2002 she was responsible of the Catania office of the Centre for Research on Contemporary Music and was a member of the Editorial Board of “Archivio”, a journal published by the CIMS (Centre for Musical Initiatives in Sicily).

In 2000 she was invited by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to join the National Committee for the celebration of the bicentenary of Vincenzo Bellini’s birth, in 2001, and she was charged by the Executive Committee to collect autograph and manuscript sources of Bellini’s operas, along with autograph sources concerning Bellini’s letters.

She is a member of the executive board of the Musical Laboratory, founded by the Department “Aglaia” on Greek, Latin and Musical Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Palermo.

She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Bellini Foundation in Catania and Director of the Research Center on Bellinian Studies, both based at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Catania. Graziella Seminara is currently researcher on Musicology and Music history at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Catania.


Main Publications


Books and Editions

  • Alban Berg, Palermo, L’Epos, 2012
  • Canoni, figure, carillons. Itinerari della musica di Aldo Clementi. Atti dell’Incontro di Studi. Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Catania, 30-31 maggio 2005. Milano, Suvini Zerboni, 2008,  co-edited with Maria Rosa De Luca
  • Per Francesco Pennisi. Atti dell’Incontro di studi. Catania, 5-6 dicembre 2003, Lucca, LIM, 2007, co-edited with Lina Maria Ugolini
  • Vincenzo Bellini nel secondo centenario della nascita. Atti del convegno internazionale. Catania, 8-11 novembre 2001. 2 voll, Firenze, Olschki, 2004,  co-edited with Anna Tedesco
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, Palermo, L’Epos, 2001



  • “Il montaggio e il tempo nel teatro musicale di Berg”, Musica e cinema nella repubblica di Weimar , Roma, Aracne, 2012
  • “Il confronto con l’alterità nel teatro musicale del ‘700. Les Indes galantes di Jean-Philippe Rameau”, Greci e turchi. Appunti tra letteratura, musica e storia, Acireale, Bonanno Editore, 2007, ed. Katerina Papatheu
  • “Sangiorgi, Pirandello e la ricerca di una moderna teatralità”, Alfredo Sangiorgi, Lucca, LIM, 2003, ed. Antonio Marcellino and Riccardo Insolia
  • “La ‘filosofica musica’ di Vincenzo Bellini. Strutture formali, percorsi linguistici”, Vincenzo Bellini. La vita, le opere, l’eredità, Milano, Amilcare Pizzi Editore, 2001, ed. Giorgio Taborelli,
  • “La melodrammaturgia incompiuta di Beatrice di Tenda: un’ipotesi di lettura”, Vincenzo Bellini 1801-2001, Lucca, LIM, 2001, ed- Roberto Carnevale