Bio

Panos Kapetanakis was born in Athens in 1976. He has graduated in History from the University of Athens (1999). He has completed his Master degree in Modern Greek History (2005), and his Doctoral degree in Maritime History (2010) at the Ionian University, Corfu. His main research interests are in the fields of 19th and 20th c. maritime history, colonialism, British imperialism and Greek diaspora. He was member in research programmes and has participated in organizing several international scientific conferences. Since 2010 and for two years he has been external research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). Since September 2012 he is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation and at the Greenwich Maritime Institute / University of Greenwich. He has participated in many international conferences and has published in several scientific journals and edited volumes. He speaks fluently English, has a very good knowledge of German and a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

STUDIES
1999: Bachelor of Arts, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, School of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Archaeology
2004: Master of Philosophy, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, Department of History
2010: Doctor of Philosophy, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, Department of History

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
2004-2006: Member of the Research Programme, “Digital and historical, biographical dictionary of the creators of the Greek national state (1790-1832),” Pythagoras I, Ionian University, Department of History, financed by the Greek Ministry of Education/EU.
2005-2007: Member of the Research Programme, “Pre-Industrial and Industrial plants and techniques in the Ionian Islands (18th-20th century),” Pythagoras II, Ionian University, Department of History, financed by the Greek Ministry of Education/EU.
2005-2008: Member of the Research Programme, “Greek Maritime Centres in the 19th century,” PENED, Ionian University, Department of History, financed by the Greek Ministry of Development/EU 2010: Member of the Research Programme, «The Development of the ports of the Azov and the Greeks in the 19th century,” financed by Kostopoulos Foundation, Alpha Bank.
Since September 2012: Post-doc scholarship, for research and teaching at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and at Greenwich Maritime Institute, provided by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the EU.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • European and Greek Maritime History
  • British Empire and Colonialism
  • Greek Diaspora


RESEARCH AND OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Participation with papers in more than ten international conferences
  • Lectures in Athens, Cephalonia, Spetses and Piraeus on the maritime history of the Ionian Islands
  • Co-organizer of two international conferences in Corfu (2004) and Athens (2010) and of a Greek Summer School in Corfu (2005)
  • Participation in scientific societies and networks of economic and maritime history (Greek Economic History Association, International Maritime Economic History Association, Mediterranean Maritime History Network)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Three-year Post-doc scholarship, for research and teaching at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and at Greenwich Maritime Institute, provided by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the EU (2012-2015)
  • Three-year PhD scholarship provided by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the EU (2006-2009)
  • One-year MA scholarship provided by Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) (2003)

 

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

  • “The nineteenth century British blue water trade policy and the Ionian shipping,” Research in Maritime History, 52/1 (2014) [forthcoming]
  • Shipping and trade under British protection. Ionian State (1815-1864), National Hellenic Research Foundation/Bequest of Sp. F. Antipa In Favour of Cephalonia, Athens 2013 [in Greek-forthcoming]
  • “From Amphitrite to Odysseus: sailing with the Ionian Shipping in the eastern Mediterranean waters during the revolutionary decade of 1820’s,” in Gelina Harlaftis & Katerina Papakonstantinou (eds.), The Rise of the Shipping of the Greeks in the Mediterranean Trade in the 18th century, Kedros Publications, Athens 2013, 735-770 [in Greek]
  • “The Ionian Danube, 1815–64: The Effects of the Ionian Maritime Presence in the Danube on the Structure of Ionian Shipping Businesses,” in Gelina Harlaftis and Radu G. Păun (eds.), Greeks in Romania in the Nineteenth Century, Alpha Bank Historical Archives, Athens 2013, 227-260
  • “Shipping and Trade in a British semi-colony: the Case of the United States of the Ionian Islands (1815-1864),” Cahiers de la Méditerranée, 85 (2012), 211-242
  • “Gauging Maritime Trade between the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in the late Eighteenth and the Mid-Nineteenth Centuries, using Electronic Databases,” Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 19/2 (2010), 295-310
  • “The Ionian State in the ‘British’ Nineteenth Century, 1814-1864: From Adriatic Isolation to Atlantic Integration,” International Journal of Maritime History, XXII/1 (2010), 163-184

The research project is implemented within the framework of the Action “Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers» of the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" (Action’s Beneficiary: General Secretariat for Research and Technology), and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State.