Giorgos Antoniou studied History (BA and MA ) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Currently, he is adjunct Lecturer at the Democritus University of Thrace (Departments of Political Science and Law). He also teaches European History at the Hellenic Open University. Dr Antoniou received his PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute of Florence (2007). He is a former Research Fellow of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah in Paris (2005-2007) and a former visiting lecturer at Yale University (2007-2008). He was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Cyprus (2008-2009).
His research interests include: the legacy and memory of conflicts in post-conflict societies; the Holocaust in Greece; the study of collective memory; historiography; civil wars; genocides; the Second World War; public history and the role of the Media in historiography. He has published in various journals including the Journal of Peace Research, History and Theory, Columbia Journal of Historiography, Memoria e Ricerca and others. He has edited volumes in Greek and international journals and participates in a number of research projects. He has coordinated the Group for the Study of the Greek Jews, since 2005 (with Professors Tony Molho, Rika Benveniste and Paris Papamichos-Chronakis). Previously, he co-ordinated the research program ‘Holocaust as Local History: Past and Present of a Complex Relation’, funded by the Fondation pour la Memoire de la Shoah and executed by the Civil Wars Study Group (2007-2010).