Paraskevas Matalas

Assistant Professor – Contemporary History
E-mail: matalas[at]uoc[dot]gr
Office No.: 60
Telephone: 0030 28310-77340
Office hours: Thursday, 16:00-17:30

Paraskevas Matalas graduated from the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Athens. He received his MA from the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete. In December 2009 he completed his PhD dissertation, titled “Sparta: The History of a Landscape and the Landscape of History”). Between 2012 and 2015, he conducted post-doctoral research at the University of the Aegean and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, titled: “From Paris to Athens: Routes of Nationalism in the Beginning of the 20th Century”. Since 2010 he participates in the “Amykles Research Project” His research interests include: intellectual history, history of nationalism in Greece and Europe, history of landscape and its representations, history of archeology.

Among his publications are: 

Nation and Orthodoxy, adventures of a relationship: From the ‘Helladic’ to the Bulgarian schism, Herakleion: University of Crete Press, 2002 (in Greek).

Cosmopolitan nationalists: Maurice Barrès and his “disciples” around the world, Herakleion: University of Crete Press, 2021 (in Greek).

“Historiens et voyageurs: itinéraires modernes aux sites de l’histoire ancienne”, in: Chr. Avlami et al. (ed.), Transferts culturels et historiographie de l’antiquité: L’historiographie gréco-romaine dans l’Europe des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, Amsterdam: Rodopi 2010, pp. 105-132.

“Searching for the Amyklaion: For a History of the ‘Discovery’ of the Sanctuary in the Modern Era”, Mouseio Mpenaki, 11-12 (2015), pp. 169-177.

“The evolution of the racist thought of Petros Vlastos”, in: Efi Avdela et al. (ed.), Racial theories in Greece, Heraklion: University of Crete Press, 2017, pp. 215-244 (in Greek).

“Travellers and ruins in the Spartan landscape: a ghost story”, in: S. Voutsaki – P. Cartledge (ed.), Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities: A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece, London: Routledge 2017, pp. 42-61.