Angelos Dalachanis

Ted and Elaine Athanassiades Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2015

  • Degree
    Ph.D., History, European University Institute Florence Italy, 2011
    Leaving Egypt: Greeks and their Strategies, 1937-1967
    Research Project
    Leaving Egypt: Greeks and their Strategies, 1937-1967

After receiving his BA in History at Athens University, Angelos Dalachanis obtained his MA degree (DEA) from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), in Paris. In 2011 he received his doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence. From 2012 to 2014 he was a LabexMed postdoctoral fellow at Aix-Marseille University and an associate researcher at the IREMAM Institute, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Since 2013 he is associated to the research project Opening Jerusalem Archives : For a Connected history of ‘citadinité’ in the Holy City (1840-1940), funded by the European Research Council (starting grant 2014-2019).

About the Research Project

Leaving Egypt: Greeks and their Strategies, 1937-1967

My research project, entitled “Leaving Egypt: Greeks and their Strategies, 1937-1967”, involves revising my doctoral thesis, with the purpose of publishing a research monograph. The project examines the conditions of departure of the Greek population from Egypt from 1937 to 1967 and the various, often contradictory, strategies adopted by them (community institutions and individuals) and the Greek state alike regarding not only their out-migration but also their continued residence in Egypt. The publication, scheduled for late 2015, will be an original contribution to several historiographical debates: the history of the Greek diaspora; the history of modern Egypt and the decolonization in the Near East.


  • Ordinary Jerusalem 1840-1940: Opening New Archives, Revisiting a Global City

    Edited by Angelos Dalachanis and Vincent Lemire

  • The Greek Exodus from Egypt: Diaspora Politics and Emigration, 1937-1962
    Berghahn Books,
  • Aκυβέρνητη Παροικία: Οι Έλληνες στην Αίγυπτο από την κατάργηση των προνομίων στην έξοδο 1937 – 1962
    Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης,

Previous Roles

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    2014 - 2015