Ted and Elaine Athanassiades Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2015
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).
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.