Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

Violetta Hionidou

Senior Lecturer in European Modern History
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University

Email: violetta.hionidou@ncl.ac.uk
Web: www.ncl.ac.uk/historical/staff/profile/violetta.hionidou

Profile

Qualifications

BSc Mathematics (Athens, Greece)
MSc Operational Reasearch (Athens, Greece)
MSc Demography (London School of Economics)
PhD Geography (University of Liverpool)

Previous Positions

2004: Temporary lecturer in Social Statistics, Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Greece
1999-2002: Senior Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Southampton
1995-1998: Temporary lecturer, Department of Social Statistics, University of Southampton
1993-1995: Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Liverpool

Languages

Greek
English
Basic understanding of French
Basic understanding of Russian

Research

Research Interests

Social and demographic history of Modern Greece; Fertility and reproduction of Historical populations; Mortality of Historical populations; Family reconstitution; Oral history; Family history of Greek populations; Greek famine of the 1940s; famines.

Esteem Indicators

Co-winner of the 2007 Edmund Keely book award for Famine and Death in Occupied Greece, 1941-44. Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy, and Society in Past Times Series, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). I  have been invited to conferences and meetings in Oxford; Hydra, Greece; Fondation des Treilles, Nice, France; Rethimno, Greece; and Florence, Italy. I have been invited to contribute to edited volumes. External examiner for Southampton 2009-11.

Funding

1. ‘Pontic Greeks in former USSR: The experience of exile and 'return to homeland' through an oral history approach’, British Academy small research grant, £4,900 (2007)

2. ‘Public health and population dynamics during the 1941-42 Greek famine’, Wellcome Trust, £110,696 for three years, Personal post-doctoral Research Fellowship (advisor: Bernard Harris, University of Southampton) (1998)

3. ‘Household Structure of a Nineteenth-century Greek Urban Population: Comparisons over time and across space’, The Nuffield Foundation, £5,000 for three months (1996)

4. ‘The Integration of Socio-economic and Demographic Development of Mediterranean Islands’, European Community, 94,757 ECU for 22 months, Human Capital and Mobility Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, (Advisor: Robert Woods, University of Liverpool) (1994)

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

HIS1029: VARIETIES IN HISTORY
HIS2083: HUNGER, DISEASE AND DEATH: FAMINES IN HISTORY
HIS2128: MODERN GREECE

HIS3021: THE HISTORY OF BIRTH CONTROL IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES

HIS3008: READING HISTORY

HIS3010: WRITING HISTORY
HIS3101: HEALTH AND DEATH: MORTALITY IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURY
POL100: STUDY SKILLS FOR POLITICS AND HISTORY

Postgraduate Teaching

HIS8061: THE PRACTICE OF HISTORY

HSS8026: THE HISTORY OF BIRTH CONTROL IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES

HIS8052: CONFLICT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY 

HIS8053: CONFLICT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY: CASE STUDIES

Publications

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