Under the Αegis of the Municipality of Thessaloniki

The Salonica Front in World War I

Thessaloniki, October 22-24, 2015

With reference to the commemoration events regarding World War I, which are being held throughout the world on the occasion of the lapse of a century since it broke out, the scientific community of Thessaloniki paid appropriate tribute to an occurrence that marked indelibly both the history of the city and the surrounding area.

More specifically, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Macedonia University and the Institute for Balkan Studies, with the active participation of the French Consulate General in Thessaloniki, jointly organised an international scientific symposium on: "The Salonica Front in World War I". 38 participants from 12 different countries joined the Symposium (France, The UK, Germany, Austria, Russia, the USA, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, FYROM, Hungary and Greece).

The occasion for the carrying out of the work was the completion of a century since the arrival of the the first Allied troops in Thessaloniki on 5th October 1915. This Symposium constitutes the central contribution of the scientific community of Thessaloniki with regard to the acts of remembrance for World War I.

The Symposium’s work was attended by 275 undergraduate students, 40 postgraduate students and doctoral candidates, 35 university professors, representatives of diplomatic missions, of civil and military authorities, scientific bodies, associations and colleges, as well as a number of people.

In the present website you will be able to find all the information pertaining to the schedule of the work, the speakers, related bibliography, as well as plenty of audiovisual material.

First day’s work (10/22/2015):

Second day’s work (10/23/2015):

Third day’s work (10/24/2015):



The Organizing Committee

Ioannis Mourelos, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Spyridon Sfetas, Assosiate Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Iakovos Michailidis, Assosiate Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Vlasis Vlasidis, Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia

Stratos Dordanas, Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia


The Symposium work was framed by the carrying out of a workshop on:
“100 years after.
New historians discuss the Macedonian Front”

Undergraduate and postgraduate students, doctoral candidates and PhD recipients of the Department of History and Archaeology and the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies participated.