Vlasis Vlasidis

Vlasis Vlasidis is (2013-) an Assistant Professor at the University of Macedonia, Department for Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece.
He took his Ph.D. in Contemporary History in 1997 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

In 2001 he was given the Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He has held the position of Head of the Documentation Department of Macedonian Press Agency (1995-2004), a public news agency now merged with the Athens News Agency (ANA) and Director of the Research Center of the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle, Thessaloniki, Greece (2001-2004). He was lecturer (2003-2009) and Assistant Professor (2009-2013) at the University of Western Macedonia, Department for Balkan Studies in Florina, Greece.

He is specialized in Contemporary History, Refugee issues, Politics of memory, Media history, and the history of WWI in the Balkans. 

Member of the Academic Committee of the Research Center of the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle,  (2004-). Member of the Academic Committee of the Historical Archive for the Greek Refugees, Kalamaria, Greece (2913-) and member of the editing Committee of the Scientific Journal Thessaloniki published by the Center for History, in Thessaloniki, Greece.  He was given a medal from the Consulate of the Russian Consulate in Thessaloniki (2016).

Most recent books are Between memory and forgetfulness. Monuments and Cemeteries of the Macedonian Front, Thessaloniki, 2016 [in Greek] ISBN 978-618-80328-7-3  and The Memory of the Great War, Thessaloniki, 2017 [in Greek] ISBN 978-960-12-2278-3