Christos Aliprantis

  • Early Career Fellow in Philhellenism 2022-23
    • Research Fellow at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich

Research topic during fellowship: The Habsburg Empire and ‘Imperial Philhellenism’ in the Greek Revolution of 1821

Christos Aliprantis is a historian of modern Europe from a transnational and comparative perspective focusing on central, east-central, and south-eastern Europe in the long nineteenth century. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Cambridge in 2020 with a dissertation on the Austrian and Prussian political police activity across Europe between 1830 and 1870. Later, Christos was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2020-21) and he currently serves as a Marie Sklodowska Curie research fellow at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. His research interests, publications, and conference presentations deal with state formation, intelligence gathering, and political emigration and exile in 19th and 20th century Europe. During his tenure as a CHS  Fellow in Philhellenism, Christos places Austrian intelligence gathering in the context of the Greek revolution, and examines the role Philhellenism played in shaping Austrian attitudes and policies vis-a-vis the Greek question in the 1820s.