Vaxevanoglou Aliki

Aliki Vaxevanoglou

Biographical note

Aliki (Alice) Vaxevanoglou was born in Athens. She has done graduate and post graduate studies in History in Paris 1 University of Sorbonne and holds a PhD in Social History. She has worked as a researcher in many Research Programs and Operational Programs for Education and Initial Vocational Training (O.P “Education”) at the Historical Archives of the National Bank of Greece, at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and at Universities (Ionian University, University of Ioannina and University of Thessaly). She has taught Greek and European History (University of Crete- Department of Sociology) and in various Post  Graduate Programs of the Ionian University (Department of History), of the National School of Public Health (Department of Sociology) and of the University of Athens, (Department of Philosophy, Education, Psychology – Department Section of Intercultural Education).      

Since 2000 she has been working as a researcher (currently Senior Researcher) at the Research Centre for Greek Society of the Academy of Athens. Since 2010 she also has been teaching European History in the Post Graduate Program of the Ionian University (Departments of History and of Informatics), «Historical Research, Teaching and New Technologies». The theme of her courses is “The Poor and the Social Question in Europe: a Historical Approach”

From 2011 till 2017 she taught “Social and Economic History of Europe” in undergraduate courses of the Hellenic Open University (Studies in European Civilisation).   
      Her actual research interests focus on subjects of social history, such as the Greek educational system, the mutations of work and poverty in History, the survival strategies of the poor, the phenomenon of mobility and migration for work (particularly undocumented migration) in Greece and Europe, family system, informal economy, and employment.  
She has published articles in scientific journals (in French, English and Greek) and she is the author of 4 books on social history (in Greek).

Recent Research Programs:
1- Legal and Undocumented Work Migration.
2- Unaccompanied and Separated Minors’ Migration.
These Research programs have been completed and have obtained a data base of 1500 cases of “illegal” migrants (biographical information) and aim at proposing a theoretical approach, with a historical perspective, of the actual migration phenomenon in Greece and Europe.
3- The Poor and the Social Question, in Europe: a Historical Approach.
Bibliographical research which aims to present the historical evolution of poverty and work but mostly the attitudes towards the poor, stereotypes, legislations and systems of relief, segregation or punishment … 
Head of the research programs: Aliki Vaxevanoglou


Greek Capitalists (1900-1940). Social and Economic Perspective, (introduction Spyros Asdrachas),  Athens: Themelio, 1994, 327 p.

Social Reception of Innovation. The Example of Electrification in Interwar Greece, Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation, 1996, 182 p.

Greek Gypsies: Marginalised and Family Men, (Introduction Ath. I Godovos) Athens: Alexandria Publication- University of Ioannina, 2001, 184 p.

Sivitanidios School of Crafts and Arts, Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation- Sivitanidios School, Athens, 2005. 300 p.   


“Historicity of Childhood and Youth” (book review), Τa Historica,  6, December 1986, p.. 487-493.
«Businessmen and University in Greece at the Beginning of the 20th century” University: Ideology and Education, Athens 1989, v.. Α’, p. 235-243.

«Employers and Workers at the Beginning of the 20th Century: from the Employers’ Side”, Τa Historica, 14-15, June December 1991, p. 99-112 .

«Les relations entre Patrons et Travailleurs vues du côté du patronat» L’entreprise en Grèce et en Europe, XIème-XXème siècles, ed. Association Interdisciplinaire Franco- hellénique, Athens 1992, p. 159-168.

  «Greek Capitalists at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Actors and Martyrs », Τα Historica, 18-19, June December 1993, p. 79-112.

«Les capitalistes Grecs au début du XXe siècle: comédiens et martyrs», Histoire et Mesure, C.N.R.S, Χ, Paris, 1995, p.. 65-88.

“About Innovation: the Historical Perspective” in Louloudis L., Beopoulos N., ed, Sociologic Approach of Development and Protection, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens 1999 p..115-125.

«The Gypsy Family”, Greek Society, 5, 2001 p. 29- 66
«The Greek Gypsies: a Mirror of the Past», in Agricultural Society and Folk Culture International Conference Athens 2006

«The Current Migration” Greek Society, 6, 2007, p. 51-70

 «Education in Greece: appearance and structure», Etudes Balkaniques XLVI no 1-2, 2010, Sofia p.  30-59

 “Poor, Destitute and Distressed People during the Middle Ages in Europe”, Greek Society, 10, 2017 (forth coming 60 pages).  

“The Mendicants Orders and The Poor”, Greek Society, 11, 2018 (forth coming 42 pages)    


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