Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Eugene Michail

​Assistant Professor

Director, BISC First Year Program

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD, University of Sussex, Contemporary History
  • MA, University of Sussex, Contemporary History
  • BA, University of Athens, History and Archaeology

​​Dr. Michail’s research evolves around two main themes: European transnational history, focusing on how different societies contact, imagine, and affect each other politically and culturally; and the political and cultural history of southeastern Europe, especially Greece and the lands of the former Yugoslavia. He is currently working on the international reactions to the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, and is also preparing an online, collaborative project on the History of the Greek Crisis.

Selected Publications

‘The Balkan Wars in Western Historiography, 1912-2000’, in Katrin Böckh and Sabine Rutar (eds),  The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Experience, Perception, Remembrance (Brill) – forthcoming

‘Western Attitudes to War in the Balkans and the Shifting Meanings of Violence, 1912-1991’, Journal of Contemporary History, 47/2 (spring 2012), 219-239

The British And The Balkans: Forming Images Of Foreign Lands, 1900-1950 (Continuum, 2011)

‘“A Sting of Remembrance!”: Collective Memory and its Forgotten Armies’, in  Jessica Meyer (ed), First World War and Popular Culture (Brill, 2008), 237-57