Position/s

Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Military History
History

Biography

Andrekos Varnava was born (1979) and raised in Melbourne to Cypriot-born parents, obtained a BA (Honours) from Monash University (2001) and his PhD from the University of Melbourne (2006). He is the author of British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: The Inconsequential Possession (Manchester University Press, 2009; paperback 2012); and co-editor of Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond (I. B. Tauris, 2009; paperback 2011); The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009); and The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and in 2011 became the series editor of Cyprus Historical and Contemporary Studies for Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Before arriving at Flinders in January 2009 he was Assistant Professor in History at the European University, Cyprus (October 2006-January 2009).

Qualifications

BA (Honours First Class), Monash University, November 2001

PhD (in History), University of Melbourne, August 2006

Honours, awards and grants

2014: Flinders Research Grant (Faculty), $6,000 (with Evan Smith), titled: 'Monitoring a "suspect community" in the UK: The colonialist origins of the national/border security nexus and interwar London's Cypriot community'.
2012: Visiting Professor, Bogazici University, European Summer 2012
2012: Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship, $1,500, titled: 'British Imperialism in Cyprus and the First World War, 1915-1925'.
2009: Flinders Research Scheme (Faculty), $4,000, titled: 'The Establishment of the Legion d'Orient in October 1916'.
2003: A. G. Leventis Foundation Grant, $US3,500
2003: Postgraduate Overseas Research Scholarship, University of Melbourne, $3,000
2002: PhD Fieldwork Grant, University of Melbourne, $2,000
2002-5:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
2000: Monash Travel Abroad Grant, $1,000

Key responsibilities

School of International Studies Honours Coordinator

History Discipline Honours Coordinator

Member of the School of International Studies Research Committee

Flinders History Research Seminar Series Coordinator

Teaching interests

The rise and fall of the British empire; war and society in the modern world; the First World War; the history of terrorism and society; Genocide and ethnic cleansing; the Armenian Genocide; the Cyprus 'problem'.

Topic Coordinator:

  • HIST1704  History's Killing Fields
  • HIST2002  The Rise of Britannia's Empire and the Colonial Experience
  • HIST2014  War and Society in the Modern World
  • HIST2043  Terrorism and Society in Modern Europe
  • HIST3004  The Fall of Britannia's Empire and the Postcolonial Experience

Topic Lecturer:

Research interests

I am an imperial and military historian. My research and publications centre on

  1. British imperialism, colonialism and decolonisation in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean more broadly;
  2. the history and politics of Cyprus, specifically minorities of Cyprus and the Cyprus 'problem';
  3. British and French imperial and military policies in the eastern Mediterranean during and immediately after the Great War;
  4. the Armenian Genocide and the Armenian Legion (Legion d'Orient) and
  5. the historiography and theories of imperialism, including British and Greek Liberal imperialism and 'El Dorado' in imperialism.

My main ongoing project is a monograph on the Cypriot Mule Corps (Macedonian Mule Corps), 1916-1920.I have articles forthcoming in Historical Research, The Historical Journal, Itenerario and War in History.

To access some of my publications visit http://flinders.academia.edu/AndrekosVarnava

For information on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing book series Cyprus Historical and Contemporary Studies visit http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/series_18.htm

Completed Honours Supervisions:

2013: Kieran Mortimer-Murphy, 'French Non-Involvement in the British Occupation of Egypt in 1882'. H2A

2012: Chloe Ward, 'British War-time Propaganda and the Russian Woman'.H1

Supervisory interests

  • Armenian genocide
  • British imperial expansion and decolonisation
  • Cyprus problem
  • European imperial expansion and decolonisation
  • First World War in the Near and Middle East
  • History, British Empire
  • History, Cyprus 1191-present
  • History, Middle Eastern history of cultural, linguistic and religious minorities
  • History, Ottoman Empire and Turkey
  • Military history
  • South-eastern Europe social, political and cultural change
  • World War 1

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Iliya Marovich-Old, 'Mediterranean Imperial Faultlines: The Decline of the British Empire in the Mediterranean during the Inter-War Years' (1) ; Ann Matters, 'British Imperialism in Mesopotamia, 1914-1932' (1) ; Marilyn Arnold, 'Advertising the Empire: Selling Australian Migration to the British, c. 1830s-1860s' (1) ; Kieran Mortimer-Murphy, 'French Imperialism in the Mediterranean, 1798-1882' (1) ; Stephanie Jacobs, 'Christian-Muslim Relations in Cyprus, 1930s-1950s: Memories of Living Together from Cyprus and Australia' (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Mary Stephanie James, 'Divided Loyalties and Confused Identities? Irish Australians in South Australia and Victoria during Crises of Empire 1867-1923'. (1) ; Simon King, 'The Impact of Opinion Polling on Public Opinion in Australia'. (1) ; Darryl Burrrows, 'Anglo-American Representations of the Spanish Civil War during the Cold War'. (1) ;

Publications

  • Varnava, A. and Pophaides, I. (2013). Kyrillos II, 1909-16: The First Greek Nationalist and Enosist Archbishop-Ethnarch. In A Varnava & MN Michael, ed. The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 148-176.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2013). Chrysostomos I, 1977-2006: Makarios III was 'A Difficult Act to Follow' In A Varnava & MN Michael, ed. The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 293-310.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2013). Sophronios III, 1865-1900: The Last of the 'Old' and the First of the 'New' Archbishop-Ethnarchs? In A Varnava & MN Michael, ed. The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 106-147.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. and Michael, M. (2013). Archbishop-Ethnarchs since 1767. In A Varnava & MN Michael, ed. The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1-16.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2012). British and Greek Liberalism and Imperialism in the Long Nineteenth Century. In MP Fitzpatrick, ed. Liberal Imperialism in Europe. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-240.
  • Varnava, A. and Yakinthou, C. (2011). Cyprus: Political Modernity and the Structures of Democracy in a Divided Island. In John Loughlin, Frank Hendriks and Anders Lidstrom, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 455-477.
  • Varnava, A. and Faustmann, H. (2009). Introduction: reunifying Cyprus: the Annan plan and beyond. In Andrekos Varnava & Hubert Faustmann, ed. Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond. London, UK: I. B. Tauris, pp. 1-8.
  • Varnava, A. (2009). The minorities of Cyprus in the history of Cyprus textbook for Lyceum students: a critique. In Andrekos Varnava, Nicholas Coureas & Marina Elia, ed. The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 299-313.
  • Philippou, S. and Varnava, A. (2009). Constructions of solution(s) to the Cyprus problem: exploring formal curricula in GreekCypriot state schools. In Andrekos Varnava & Hubert Faustmann, ed. Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond. London, UK: I. B. Tauris, pp. 194-212.
  • Varnava, A. (2006). Cyprus is of no use to anybody : the pawn, 1878-1915. In Hubert Faustmann & Nicos Peristianis, ed. Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2004. Möhnesee, Germany: Bibliopolis, pp. 35-60.
  • Varnava, A. (2009). The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion. Andrekos Varnava, Nicholas Coureas and Marina Elia, ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Varnava, A. and Faustmann, H. (2009). Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond. Hardback ed. Andrekos Varnava and Hubert Faustmann, ed. London: I. B. Tauris.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2009). British imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: the inconsequential possession. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2001). The Cyprus Problem and the Defence of the Middle East, 1945-1960: Britain's Reluctant Relinquishment of a Place d' Armes. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.
  • Varnava, A. (2013). Remembering the Cypriot Civil War 50 Years On. The Cyprus Review, 25(2) pp. 113-116.
  • Varnava, A. (2013). Book Review of Yücel Güçlü's, Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia, 1914-1923, University of Utah Press, 2012. Reviews in History, 1419
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2012). Book Review of Tabitha Morgan's Sweet and Bitter Island: A History of the British in Cyprus. The Cyprus Review, XXIII(2) pp. 149-154.
  • Varnava, A. (2012). Review of Anastasia Yiangou's, Cyprus in World War II: Politics and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Cyprus Review, 24(2) pp. 147-150.
  • Varnava, A. (2011). Why the Latest Initiative to Reunify Cyprus will Fail: The Six Pillars of the Cyprus 'Problem' and the Roof. The Cyprus Review, XXIII(1) pp. 147-154.
  • Varnava, A. (2011). Review of Lucia Patrizio Gunning's, The British Consular Service in the Aegean and the Collection of Antiquities for the British Museum, Ashgate, 2009. Journal of Levantine Studies, I pp. 208-211.
  • Varnava, A. (2011). Book Review of William Mallinson, Cyprus: A Modern History, I. B. Tauris, London, (2nd edition) 2009. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, XLIX(1) pp. 148-151.
  • Varnava, A. (2011). Review of Sir George Hill, A History of Cyprus: The Ottoman Province and British Colony, 1571-1948, IV, (ed.) Sir Harry Luke, Cambridge University Press, 2010 (reissue) Reviews in History,
  • Varnava, A. (2010). Book Review of Jo Laycock, Imagining Armenia: Orientalism, Ambiguity and Intervention, Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York, 2009. Reviews in History,
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2009). Review of (eds.) James Ker-Lindsay and Hubert Faustmann, The Government and Politics of Cyprus, Peter Lang, Bern, 2008. The Cyprus Review, 22(2) pp. 157-161.
  • Varnava, A. (2008). Benjamin Disraeli and Cyprus: Oriental and Imperial Fantasy and Realpolitik. Annual of the Cyprus Research Centre (Epeteris) XXXIV pp. 411-449.
  • Varnava, A. (2008). Book Review of Murat Metin Hakki's The Cyprus Issue: A Documentary History, 1878-2007. The Cyprus Review, 20(1) pp. 135-139.
  • Varnava, A. (2006). Book Review of Yiannis Papadakis, Nicos Peristianis and Gisela Welz, Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History, and an Island in Conflict. The Cyprus Review, 18(2) pp. 167-172.
  • Varnava, A. (2006). Book review of Mehmet Yashin's step-mothertongue: from nationalism to multiculturalism literatures of Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. The Cyprus Review, 18(1) pp. 163-167.
  • Varnava, A. (2005). Book Review of Anastasios Myrodis Tamis's The Greeks in Australia. Melbourne Historical Journal, 33 pp. 80-82.
  • Varnava, A. (2004). Book Review of Colin Baker's Retreat from Empire: Sir Robert Armitage in Africa and Cyprus. Melbourne Historical Journal, 32 pp. 83-85.
  • Varnava, A. (2003). Book Review of Robert Holland's Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959. Melbourne Historical Journal, 31 pp. 105-107.
  • Varnava, A. (2002). The Maronite Community of Cyprus: Past, Present and Future. Al-Mashriq: A Quarterly Journal of Middle East Studies, 1(2) pp. 45-70.
  • Varnava, A. and Michael, M. (2013). Editor. Book is co-edited by Andrekos Varnava and Michalis N. Michael, ed. The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Varnava, A. (2009). 1915 - The Offer of Cyprus to Greece: The British Proposal. Politis Newspaper.
  • Varnava, A. (2009). The Cypriot orthodox identity during the period of Ottoman and British rule. Politis Newspaper.
  • Varnava, A. and Faustmann, H. (2009). Editors. Reunifying Cyprus : the Annan Plan and beyond. London, UK: I. B. Tauris.
  • Varnava, A., Coureas, N. and Elia, M. (2009). Editors. The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Varnava, A. (2008). Disraeli and Cyprus: Oriental and Imperial Fantasy and Realpolitik. Annual of the Cyprus Research Centre (Epeteris) Nicosia, Cyprus: Annual of the Cyprus Research Centre (Epeteris). XXXIV pp. 411-449.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2007). Trikomo in her Dreams. Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus: European University Cyprus. 3(1 & 2) pp. 81-81.
  • Varnava, A. (2007). Tearless Finches. Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus: European University Cyprus. 3(1 & 2) pp. 74-76.
  • Varnava, A. (2007). My Mountain of Three Years Old. Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus: European University Cyprus. 3(1 & 2) pp. 79-80.
  • Varnava, A. (2007). Adapted From.... Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus: European University Cyprus. 3(1 & 2) pp. 77-77.
  • Varnava, A. (2007). A Far-Off Home, in a Not So Far Off Land. Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus: European University Cyprus. 3(1 & 2) pp. 78-78.
  • Varnava, A. (2004). Maintaining Britishness in a setting of their own design: the Troodos hill station in Cyprus during the early British occupation. In Kate Darian-Smith, Patricia Grimshaw, Kiera Lindsey & Stuart Macintyre, ed. Exploring the British world: identity, cultural production, institutions. Melbourne, VIC: RMIT Publishing. British World Conference. University of Melbourne, pp. 1102-1133.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2014). Imperialism First, the War Second: The British, an Armenian Legion, and Deliberations on where to Attack the Ottoman Empire, November 1914-April 1915. HISTORICAL RESEARCH, 87(237) pp. 533-555.
  • Clarke, P. and Varnava, A. (2013). Accounting in Cyprus during the last four decades of British Rule: Post-World War I to independence (1918-1960) Accounting History, 18(3) pp. 293-315.
    [10.1177/1032373213491473]
  • Varnava, A. (2012). British Military Intelligence in Cyprus during the Great War. War in History, 19(3) pp. 353-378.
    [10.1177/0968344511430774] [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2010). 'Martial Races' in the Isle of Aphrodite. Journal of Military History, 74(4) pp. 1047-1067.
  • Varnava, A. (2010). Reinterpreting Macmillan's Cyprus Policy, 1957-1960. The Cyprus Review, 22(1) pp. 79-106.
    [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2010). The State of Cypriot Minorities: Cultural Diversity, Internal-Exclusion and the Cyprus 'Problem' The Cyprus Review, 22(2) pp. 205-218.
    [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2010). Why Alexander Downer will fail in Cyprus. The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 26 pp. 13-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2005). Punch and the British occupation of Cyprus in 1878. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 29(2) pp. 167-186.
    [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2005). Recreating rural Britain and maintaining Britishness in the mediterranean: the Troodos hill station in early British Cyprus. The Cyprus Review, 17(2) pp. 47-79.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. and Faustmann, H. (2009). Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond. Hardback ed. Andrekos Varnava and Hubert Faustmann, ed. London: I. B. Tauris.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2009). The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion. Andrekos Varnava, Nicholas Coureas and Marina Elia, ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Varnava, A. (2009). British imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: the inconsequential possession. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2012). British and Greek Liberalism and Imperialism in the Long Nineteenth Century. In MP Fitzpatrick, ed. Liberal Imperialism in Europe. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-240.
  • Varnava, A. (2014). Imperialism First, the War Second: The British, an Armenian Legion, and Deliberations on where to Attack the Ottoman Empire, November 1914-April 1915. HISTORICAL RESEARCH, 87(237) pp. 533-555.
  • Clarke, P. and Varnava, A. (2013). Accounting in Cyprus during the last four decades of British Rule: Post-World War I to independence (1918-1960) Accounting History, 18(3) pp. 293-315.
    [10.1177/1032373213491473]
  • Varnava, A. (2012). British Military Intelligence in Cyprus during the Great War. War in History, 19(3) pp. 353-378.
    [10.1177/0968344511430774] [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2010). The State of Cypriot Minorities: Cultural Diversity, Internal-Exclusion and the Cyprus 'Problem' The Cyprus Review, 22(2) pp. 205-218.
    [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2010). 'Martial Races' in the Isle of Aphrodite. Journal of Military History, 74(4) pp. 1047-1067.
  • Varnava, A. (2010). Reinterpreting Macmillan's Cyprus Policy, 1957-1960. The Cyprus Review, 22(1) pp. 79-106.
    [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Co-organised, with Associate Professor Michael Walsh, the conference 'The British Empire and the Great War: Colonial Societies/Cultural Responses', held at Nanyang Technologicaly University, Singapore, 19-22 February.

Consultant on the four-part series 'The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald', first aired 2011.

Member of the International Society for First World War Studies.

Member of international advisory board of the peer-reviewed The Cyprus Review: A Journal of Social, Economic and Political Issues, University of Nicosia Publications.

Member of Editorial Advisory and Review Board of Abibisem: Journal of African Culture and Civilisation, Department of History, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Member of the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, Nicosia Cyprus.

Member of the Cyprus Academic Forum (CAF), a group dedicated to bringing together scholars from both sides of the divide in Cyprus and scholars of Cypriot studies that believe in the ideals of CAF.

I have refereed articles for: American Historical Review, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, European History Quarterly, Mediterranean Historical Review, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, The Cyprus Review, The Round Table, The European Legacy, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Melbourne Historical Journal.

I have refereed book manuscripts for Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Berghahn, Cambridge Scholars and I. B. Tauris.

Book reviews published or forthcoming in: Reviews in History, The Cyprus Review, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Journal of Levantine Studies, Melbourne Historical Journal.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Conflict/Disputes
  • History - British
  • History - European
  • Nationalism
  • Refugees
  • Terrorism

Interests

  • History of Cyprus 1191-Present
  • Late Ottoman Empire
  • First World War in the Near and Middle East
  • Greco-Turkish Relations
  • British Imperialism
  • Britain and The Middle East
  • Cyprus Problem

Contact

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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

Forthcoming & Recent Conference Presentations/Public Lectures

‘Cypriot Mules and Muleteers in the British Army in Macedonia, Constantinople and Chanak, 1916-1920’, Perspectives on the ‘Great’ War, Queen Mary, University of London, 1-4 August 2014. *Forthcoming

(with Trevor Harris) ‘“It is quite impossible to receive them”: Saving the Musa Dagh Refugees and European “Imperial Humanitarianism”’, XIX George Rude Seminar in French History and Civilisation, 9-12 July 2014, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Australia. *Forthcoming

(with Evan Smith) ‘Policing the Cypriot community in London: Creating a “suspect community” in the inter-war period’, Crime and Deviance Conference, University of Lincoln, 26-7 June 2014. *Forthcoming

‘The Formation, Value and Experience of the Cypriot Mule Corps, 1916-1920’, The British Empire during the Great War: Colonial Societies/ Cultural Responses, Nanyang Technological University, 19-22 February 2014.

‘The Changing Political Leadership of the Archbishops of Cyprus since the 18th Century’, Flinders History Seminar Series, 13 September 2013.

‘Cypriot Auxiliaries in the British Army during the Great War: Challenging the Narrative of Ethnic and Religious Divisions and Violence’, Imperial Faultlines, 23rd meeting of the Australasian Association for European History (AAEH), Victoria University of Wellington, 2-5 July 2013.

‘British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: The Inconsequential Possession’, Greek History and Culture Seminars, Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 27 June 2013, Kelvin Club, Melbourne.

‘The Ottoman Empire and its Treatment of Ethnic and Religious Minorities’, Abrahams Institute, Adelaide, Days of Enlightenment, Nights of Despair: The treatment of ethnic and religious minorities throughout history, 23 May 2013.

‘The Armenians and the Turks’, Abrahams Institute, Adelaide, Days of Enlightenment, Nights of Despair: The treatment of ethnic and religious minorities throughout history, 20 June 2013.

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