Christos Aliprantis is a historian of nineteenth-century Europe from a transnational perspective. He will be awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2020 with a dissertation on the Prussian and Austrian transnational political policing between 1830 and 1870. His dissertation investigated the development of interstate police collaboration and cross-border surveillance against political agitation in Europe with Prussia and Austria at its core. As a Max Weber Fellow, Christos will revise and expand his dissertation to include the policing policies of the German and Italian states against Philhellenism and the Greek revolution of 1821-1830. His ultimate aim is a monograph on transnational political policing in Europe between 1815 and 1870.
Christos is the recipient of numerous European, British, German, Austrian and Greek research grants and fellowships and has conducted research in archives and libraries in the UK, the USA, Germany, Austria, Italy and Greece. During his Ph.D. studies, he held visiting positions at Princeton, Vienna, Berlin, Florence and Frankfurt. His research has or is about to appear in journals such as the European History Quarterly, the European Review of History, and History of European Ideas. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Athens, an M.A. in Austrian history from the University of Vienna, and an M.A. in comparative history from the Central European University at Budapest.
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At Cambridge, he delivered both undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, seminars and individual supervisions on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, the 1848 revolutions, central European cities, Habsburg-Ottoman borderlands, and modern Mediterranean history.