Dimitris Angelis-Dimakis

PhD in Contemporary History, Autonomous University of Madrid, Postdoctoral Researcher.

Title of research proposal: “From central planning to local implementation: Aspects of the land reform in Macedonia during the interwar period”


Dimitris Angelis-Dimakis (1985). First degree in History and Master in European History with overall grade Excellent (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). Ph.D. (on a four year scholarship) in Contemporary History (Department of Contemporary History, Autonomous University of Madrid, supervisor Prof. Juan Pan-Montojo) with overall evaluation Excellent, with Honours (Sobresaliente, Cum Laude). The title of his PhD thesis is Rural Worlds in movement. A comparative analysis of the agrarian associations in Spain and Greece, 1881-1936. His main research interests include the comparative view of the agrarian structures of the Mediterranean countries during the first third of the twentieth century and the role of the agrarian associations as levers of pressure, exponents of agrarian protest and vehicles of the technical modernisation of the countryside. He has published several articles in academic journals and Conference Proceedings centering on the impact of the agrarian associations on the rural society and economy in Greece and Spain. He has experience in archival research focusing on the land reform and the associative policy, the operation of agrarian organisations, the evolution of the peasant mobilisation and the role of agronomists in Spain and Greece. Member of the Group of Rural History of the Greek Economic History Association and founding member of the Hellenic Society of Environmental History. Currently he is Fellow at the Research Centre for the Humanities and adjunct lecturer at the Hellenic Open University. He speaks Greek, Spanish, English and French.

Peer-reviewed Publications in International Journals

  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Land tenure structures and social protest in the Greek countryside during the first third of the 20th century, Balkanistic Forum, 20 (1), 2020, pp. 15-27.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Asociacionismo agrario, movilización campesina y polarización social en España y Grecia durante los primeros años de la década de los treinta, Tribunal Abierta de Estudios Hispanohelenos, 2, 2020, pp. 163-173.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. & Douros, D. From nature to land: Economic and agrarian policies in Greece under Metaxas regime (1936-1941), Perspectivas – Journal of Political Science, Vol. 25, Special Issue: Environmental Histories of Mediterranean Fascisms, December 2021, pp. 57-70.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. La vía “ruralista” del régimen del 4 de agosto: política asociativa y aspectos de la política agraria de la dictadura de Metaxas (1936-1941), Historia Social, 102, 2022, pp. 105-124.

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Autoritarismo y ruralismo en Grecia durante el periodo de entreguerras, in G. de Lima Grecco y O. Caldeira Neto (eds.): Autoritarismo em foco: política, cultura, e controle social, Rio de Janeiro: Editora Universidade de Pernambuco y Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Ediciones, 2019, pp. 231-250.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. State and co-operatives in Greece, 1900-1936, in J. Planas, A. Schuurman and Y. Segers (eds.): State, Civil Society and the Farm. Organizing Agriculture in Europe, 1870-1940, Brepols: Turnhout, 2023 (υπό έκδοση)

Peer-reviewed Edited Volumes

  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. The violence as a means of the Spanish anarchists’ political action during the first third of the 20th century. The case of the Spanish countryside, in A. Ampoutis et al. (eds.): Violence and Politics: Ideologies, Identities, Representations, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 334-344.
  • Αγγελής-Δημάκης, Δ. Οι αγροτικοί συνεταιρισμοί ως οχήματα για τη μεταρρύθμιση του γαιοκτητικού καθεστώτος: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες κατά την περίοδο 1917-1923 στο I. Κανδήλα, Φ. Λέκκα, Α. Ματος, Γ. Κοντομήτρος (επιμ.): Η Θεσσαλία του 1917, Περιφέρεια Θεσσαλίας, 2019, σελ. 290-303.

Peer-reviewed Publications in International Conferences’ Proceedings

  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Discurso político rural, formas de organización y capacidad de penetración del Partido Comunista Griego en el mundo rural desde 1918 hasta 1929, en J.A Caballero Machí, R. Mínguez Blasco y V. Rodríguez-Flores Parra (eds.): Culturas políticas en la contemporaneidad. Discursos y prácticas políticas desde los márgenes a las élites, Valencia: Universitat de Valencia, Asociación de Historia Contemporánea, 2015, pp. 119-123.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Politización en el mundo rural y una incompleta reforma agraria, en P. Folgueraet al (eds.): Pensar con la historia desde el siglo XXI: actas del XII Congreso de la Asociación de Historia Contemporánea, Madrid: UAM Ediciones, Asociación de Historia Contemporánea, 2015, pp. 4325-4341.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Strikes and Social Conflicts in the Greek Countryside from 1922 to 1935, in M. Marín Corbera, X. Domènech Sampere, R. Martínezi Muntada (eds.): III International Conference Strikes and Social Conflicts: Combined historical approaches to conflict. Proceedings, Barcelona: CEFID-UAB, 2016, pp. 445-458.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Conflictividad agraria, acción violenta y protesta campesina en Grecia entre 1919 y 1939, en A. Castillo Cañiz, D. Alegre Lorenz y M. Alonso Ibarra (eds.): Mirar el pasado en tiempos de crisis. Historia social, conflicto y cultura de masas, Barcelona: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Departament d´ História Moderna i Contemporánia, Asociación de Historia Contemporánea, 2017, pp. 213-225.
  • Angelis-Dimakis, D. Conflictividad agraria, acción colectiva y formas de protesta en España y Grecia durante el primer tercio del siglo XX, Córdoba: Universidad de Córdoba, Asociación de Historia Contemporánea, 2023 (υπό δημοσίευση)

Book Reviews

  • Μπενέκη Ελένη (επιστημονική επιμέλεια) Συλλογικός Τόμος Ο αγροτικός τομέας στην Ελλάδα. 200 χρόνια ιστορίας. Προκλήσεις και προοπτικές, Τράπεζα Πειραιώς, Αθήνα 2021, Μνήμων, 38, 2021, σελ. 292-300.
  • Γαγανάκης, Κ. Γιαντσή-Μελετιάδη, Ν., Ντούρου-Ηλιοπούλου, Μ., Παπαθανασίου, Μ. και Ράπτης , Κ. (επιστημονική επιμέλεια). Ευρωπαϊκές πόλεις σε κρίση. Από τον Μεσαίωνα μέχρι σήμερα, Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας ΕΚΠΑ, Εκδόσεις Ηρόδοτος, Αθήνα 2022, Αναγνώσεις, Κυριακάτικη Αυγή, Απρίλιος 2022


  • Αγγελής-Δημάκης, Δ. Αγροτικές κοινωνίες σε κίνηση. Η εξέλιξη των αγροτικών οργανώσεων στην Ελλάδα, 1881-1936, Αθήνα: Ηρόδοτος (υπό έκδοση, Σεπτέμβριος 2023).