Plakotos Giorgos

Assistant Professor (tenured)

Academic field: Cultural and Social History of Early Modern Western Europe

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Giorgos Plakotos studied History at the University of Athens. He holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow with a thesis on The Venetian Inquisition and Aspects of ‘Otherness’: Judaizers, Muslim and Christian Converts (16th-17th century), (2005). His research received funding from the University of Glasgow and the Royal Historical Society.

He has been teaching in the Department of Social Anthropology and History since 2008. He has taught at the University of Athens and the University of the Peloponnese. He is also teaching at the Hellenic Open University.

His articles have been published in English, Italian, French and Greek journals and edited volumes. He has co-authored History of Venice and the Venetian Empire, 11th-18th century: Society, Economy, Culture (Athens, 2015) [in Greek] and co-edited Masculinities: Representations, Subjectivities and Practices from Medieval to Modern Times (Athens, 2019) [in Greek].

He has conducted extensive research in Italian archives (notably the Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Archivio della Curia Patriarcale) and libraries in Italy and the UK. An important strand of his work has focused on the Inquisition, conversion, crypto-Judaism and crypto-Islamic practices, and gender in Renaissance and post-Tridentine Italy. More recently he has broaden his research interests to include the formation of early modern “ethnographic” discourse, taxonomies, categories of knowledge and the emergence of early modern globality.

He is a member of the Cultural and Intellectual History Society (CIHIS-Athens). He is also a member of the Greek Committee of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. He serves on the editorial committee of the journal Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories.

Contact

Undergraduate Courses

W/S-023 Summer Practice
specialised general knowledge
H-238 Gender and Sex in Premodern Europe
special background

Graduate Courses

CHC-5 Ruptures in macro- and microhistory: War, Persecution, and Genocide in the European Past
MA in Crisis and Historical Change
GCS-3 Gender, Body and “Race” in Early Modern Europe
MA in Gender, Culture, and Society

Courses taught

H-222 Tolerance, Persecution and Otherness in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (elective course)
H-224 Economy and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (elective course)
H-225 Urban Europe in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (elective course)
W/S-031 The Inquisition in Europe and the New World (15th-18th c.) (elective seminar)
W/S-038 Rebellion and Revolution in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (elective seminar)
W/S-041 Crime and Punishment in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (elective seminar)
W/S-068 Historians and Historiography of Medieval and Early Modern Europe (elective seminar)

Undergraduate

W/S-023 Summer Practice
specialised general knowledge
H-238 Gender and Sex in Premodern Europe
special background

Postgraduate Courses

CHC-5 Ruptures in macro- and microhistory: War, Persecution, and Genocide in the European Past
Plakotos Giorgos & Hantzaroula Pothiti
GCS-3 Gender, Body and “Race” in Early Modern Europe
Plakotos Giorgos