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Department of Theatre Studies



Office 912, 9th floor, School of Philosophy
Phone: +210-7277839
E-mail: ankaraka[at]theatre.uoa[dot]gr
Contact Hours: Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00 and Thursday 11:00-12:00




Anna Karakatsouli is Associate Professor at the Theatre Studies Department of the University of Athens. She studied European History and Culture in Athens, Strasbourg and Paris. She has been an Expert Associate in the project of the new edition of the History of Humankind by UNESCO (Paris) and Vice-director at the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (Athens). Her research interests include intellectual history, history of colonialism and history of the book. In her most recent publication gives a transnational approach of the Philhellenes who took part as freedom fighters in the Greek War of Independence within the wider context of the global revolutionary wave of the 1820s. She has also published a study on Greek book history focusing on Hestia booksellers and publishers from 1885 to 2010. She is member of the Administrative Committee of the National Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and member of the Committee for the State Literary Awards. Editor and translator of several scholarly books, she speaks English, French, German and Russian.

Recent Publications & International Conferences

«Μαχητές της Ελευθερίας» και 1821: Η Ελληνική Επανάσταση στη διεθνική της διάσταση, Εκδόσεις Πεδίο, 2016 [Freedom Fighters and 1821: A Transnational Approach of the Greek War of Independence. Pedio Publishers, Athens]

Στη χώρα των βιβλίων: Η εκδοτική ιστορία του Βιβλιοπωλείου της Εστίας, 1885-2010, Οι Εκδόσεις των Συναδέλφων, 2011 [In the Land of Books: The Publishing History of Hestia Publishers and Booksellers, 1885-2010. The Colleagues’ Publications, Athens]

(ed.) John B. Thompson, Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century, Polity, 2012 [ΟιΈμποροιτηςκουλτούρας: Ηεκδοτικήβιομηχανίατουεικοστούπρώτουαιώνα, Πεδίο, 2017]

(ed.) Philippa Levine (ed.), Gender and Empire, Oxford University Press, 2007 [ΦύλοκαιΑυτοκρατορία, ΕκδόσειςΠεδίο, 2016]

« La Guerre de l’Indépendance Grecque en tant que lutte anticoloniale: La pensée radicale de l’abbé Dominique de Pradt », at De l’Europe ottomane aux nations balkaniques : les Lumières en question, Research Center for Modern History, Panteion University & Ecole Française d’Athènes, Athens, 23-25 May 2018

«Could the Digital Option Work for a Book Market under Stress? The Case of Greek Publishers», at the Fifteenth International Conference on Books & Publishing, London, 5-7 July 2017

«Liberal and National Insurgencies in Southeastern Europe: A Transnational Approach»,at Revolutions in the Balkans: Revolts and Uprisings in the Era of Nationalism (1804-1908), Research Center for Modern History (ΚΕΝΙ), Panteion University, Athens, 31 October-2 November 2013

«The Greek book in crisis: Structural deficiencies and challenges»,atthe Eleventh International Conference on Books & PublishingRegensburg Universität, Regensburg, 26-27 September 2013 

«L’élite intellectuelle et ses revues: Rédaction et lectorat de la Revue des Deux Mondeset de la Nea Estiaen Grèce pendant les années trente»,at the XXIIIe Congrès des néo-hellénistes des universités francophones Les élites grecques modernes. Identités, modes d'action, représentations,INALCO, Paris, 26-29 June 2013