Modern and Contemporary History


The Laboratory of Modern and Contemporary History has a mission and objective:

a. To cover at undergraduate and postgraduate level the teaching and research needs of the Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management of the University of the Peloponnese on topics that concern the cognitive subject of the workshop.

b. To capitalize on the already acquired:  

  • German military occupation files from 1941-1944.
  • The diplomatic documentation of the German Embassy in Athens from 1914-1944 as well as the diplomatic documentation of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the same period.
  • Memoirs of Canaris and other officers of the 3rd Reich.
  • The remaining to be acquired diplomatic material from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the U.S.A, Great Britain and other European countries.
  • The remaining to be acquired memoirs of Greek and foreign political and military personalities.
  • The remaining to be acquired photographic and film material of events that took place during the 19th and 20th centuries.

c. The cooperation of all kind of research centers and academic institutions at home and abroad as long as the scientific objectives coincide, conform and complement one another with the objectives of our workshop.

d. The organization of scientific lectures, meetings, seminars, symposiums, conferences and other scientific meetings, as well as the realization of publications and editions.

e. The provision of services to private individuals in accordance with the presidential decree 159/1984.

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Lab Director: Dr. Thanassis Christou, Associate Professor
Postal address: Palaio Stratopedo – East Centre, Kalamata 24100, GREECE
Tel. +30 2721065105, +30 2721065156, +30 6977677042 (mob)