About George Giannakopoulos

George Giannakopoulos is a historian of Modern Britain and Europe. He has recently guest edited the special issue Britain, European Civilization and the idea of Liberty” for the History of European Ideas (2020)

NBN Episodes hosted by George:

Ariella Aisha Azoulay, "Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism" (Verso, 2019)

April 28, 2024

Potential History

Ariella Aisha Azoulay

Ariella Aisha Azoulay argues that the institutions that make our world, from archives and museums to ideas of sovereignty and human rights to history …

Beatrice de Graaf, "Fighting Terror after Napoleon: How Europe Became Secure after 1815" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

May 21, 2021

Fighting Terror after Napoleon

Beatrice de Graaf

After twenty-six years of unprecedented revolutionary upheavals and endless fighting, the victorious powers craved stability after Napoleon's defeat i…

Annelien de Dijn, "Freedom: An Unruly History" (Harvard UP, 2020)

September 23, 2020


Annelien de Dijn

We tend to think of freedom as something that is best protected by carefully circumscribing the boundaries of legitimate state activity. But who came …

Oded Y. Steinberg, "Race, Nation, History: Anglo-German Thought in the Victorian Era" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019)

June 25, 2020

Race, Nation, History

Oded Y. Steinberg

Oded Y. Steinberg (DPhil Oxford) is a fellow at the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters, Ben-Gurion University of the Ne…

Maria Dimova-Cookson, "Rethinking Positive and Negative Liberty" (Routledge, 2019)

January 20, 2020

Rethinking Positive and Negative Liberty

Maria Dimova-Cookson

Maria Dimova-Cookson's new book Rethinking Positive and Negative Liberty (Routledge, 2019) offers an analysis of the distinction between positive and …

Eric D. Weitz, "A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States" (Princeton UP, 2019)

October 15, 2019

A World Divided

Eric D. Weitz

Who has the right to have rights? Motivated by Hannah Arendt’s famous reflections on the question of statelessness the book tells a non-linear global …

Laura Robson and Arie Dubnov, "Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism" (Stanford UP, 2019)

July 8, 2019


Laura Robson and Arie Dubnov

The practice of Partition understood as the physical division of territory along ethno-religious lines into separate nation-states is often regarded a…