Position

Senior Lecturer
History

Biography

Dr Andrekos Varnava, FRHistS, 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 Serving the Empire in the Great War: The Cypriot Mule Corps, Imperial Loyalty and Silenced Memory (Manchester University Press, 2017) and British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: The Inconsequential Possession (Manchester University Press, 2009; paperback 2012). He is the editor of Imperial Expectations and Realities: El Dorados, Utopias and Dystopias (Manchester University Press, 2015); and co-editor of Australia and the Great War: Identity, Memory, Mythology (Melbourne University Press, 2016); The Archbishops of Cyprus in the Modern Age: The Changing Role of the Archbishop-Ethnarch, their Identities and Politics (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013); The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009); and Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond (I. B. Tauris, 2009; paperback 2011). He has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, including in top journals such as The Historical Journal, Historical Research, War in History and Itinerario and has articles forthcoming in War in History (2016), Britain and the World (2017) and Historical Research (2017). In 2011 he 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). In 2014 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society of the UK (FRHistS).

Andrekos is also a poet, publishing his first collection, 'In the Aviary of Youthful Freedom', in 2015.

Qualifications

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

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

Honours, awards and grants

2014: Elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society, UK (FRHistS).

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 History and International Relations Honours Coordinator

Member of the School of History and International Relations Research Committee

Flinders History Research Seminar Series Coordinator

Teaching interests

Imperialism and colonialism; the rise and fall of the British empire; war and society in the modern world; the Great War; the history of terrorism; 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
  • HIST7055  Historical Practice

Topic Lecturer:

Research interests

I am primarily an imperial and military historian. My research and publications focus on the British (and to a lesser extent French) engagement with the former Ottoman lands in the Near/Middle East, particularly the Cypriot and Armenian people, during the 19th and 20th Centuries. I have expertise in the history and politics of the UK, Cyprus, Armenia, Greece and Turkey.

I have recently completed a monograph Serving the Empire in the Great War: The Cypriot Mule Corps, Imperial Identity and Memory to be published in 2017 by Manchester University Press (Studies in Imperialism series).

I have a co-edited volume (with Michael Walsh) coming out with Routledge later in 2016 on the British Empire and the Great War, and articles accepted and forthcoming in War in History, Britain and the World and Historical Research.

I am also working on completing monographs on Cyprus during the Great War (Routledge contract) and another on the Legion d'Orient/Armenian Legion and the Allied failure to create an Ottoman Armenian homeland.

Additionally, I am working on articles/papers on several diverse subjects, from VD in Cyprus between 1916 and 1939, to atrocities in Cyprus in the 1960s and 1970s, to the life of Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam.

To access my publications visit Dr Andrekos Varnava on Academia.edu

For information on my book series visit Cyprus Historical and Contemporary Studies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Completed Honours Supervisions:

2015: Tim Mansueto, 'The Minimum-range of Civil War: The Case of Cyprus, 1963-67'. H1

2015: Ellen Whitton, 'Deconstructing and Analysing Film as a Historical Resource'. H1

2014: Casey Raeside, 'The Fourth Estate, War and Democracy: The Case of the Second Afghan War'. H2A

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
  • British Imperialism
  • 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) ; Casey Raeside, 'British Politics and Humanitarianism, 1870s-1890s: The Bulgarian and Armenian Massacres' (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Darryl Burrrowes, 'Historians at War: Anglo-American Representations of the Spanish Civil War during the Cold War' (1) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Simon King, 'The development and reception of public opinion polling in Australia 1920-1945' (1) ; Stephanie James, 'Deep green loathing? An examination of shifting Irish - Australian loyalties in the Victorian and South Australian Irish - Catholic press 1868 - 1923' (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Ann Matters
    PhD - 'British Imperialism in Mesopotamia, 1916-1932 - March 2016

Publications

  • Walsh, M.J.K. and Varnava, A. (2016). Australia’s Great War: Contemporary and Historiographical Debates. In Michael J. K. Walsh and Andrekos Varnava, ed. Australia and the Great War: Identity, Memory and Mythology. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, pp. 1-22.
  • Varnava, A. (2015). El Dorados, utopias and dystopias in imperialism and colonial settlement. In Andrekos Varnava, ed. Imperial Expectations and Realities: El Dorados, Utopias and Dystopias. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2015). Cypriots Transforming their Identity during the Early British Period: From a Class, Religious and Regional Identity to a Hellenic Ethno-Nationalist Identity. In Michalis N. Michael, Tassos Anastassiades and Chantal Verdeil, ed. Religious Communities and Modern Statehood: The Ottoman and Post-Ottoman World at the Age of Nationalism and Colonialism. Berlin, Germany: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, pp. 148-172.
  • Varnava, A. (2015). Famagusta during the Great War: From Backwater to Bustling. In Michael J. K. Walsh, ed. City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 91-111.
  • 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. 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. (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.
  • 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. (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.
  • 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. (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.
  • Walsh, M.J.K. and Varnava, A. (Eds.). (2016). Australia and the Great War: Identity, Memory and Mythology. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Varnava, A. (Ed.). (2015). Imperial Expectations and Realities: El Dorados, Utopias and Dystopias. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Varnava, A. and Michael, M. (Eds.). (2013). 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). British imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: the inconsequential possession. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. and Faustmann, H. (Eds.). (2009). Reunifying Cyprus : the Annan Plan and beyond. London, UK: I. B. Tauris.
  • Varnava, A., Coureas, N. and Elia, M. (Eds.). (2009). The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • 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. (2016). Book Review of David French, Fighting EOKA: The British Counter-Insurgency Campaign on Cyprus, 1955-1959, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015. Reviews in History, 1901
  • Varnava, A. (2015). Book Review of Yiannos Katsourides, The History of the Communist Party in Cyprus: Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left, I. B. Tauris, London, 2014. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 26(1) pp. 184-187.
  • Varnava, A. (2015). Book Review of Alexis Rappas, Cyprus in the 1930s: British Colonial Rule and the Roots of the Cyprus Conflict, I. B. Tauris, London, 2014. EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY, 45(4) pp. 787-789.
  • Varnava, A. and Walsh, M. (2014). Colonial Volunteerism and Recruitment in the British Empire during the Great War. Itinerario, 38(3) pp. 19-26.
    [10.1017/S0165115314000503] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2013). Remembering the Cypriot Civil War 50 Years On. The Cyprus Review, 25(2) pp. 113-116.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • 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.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • 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). Review of Sir George Hill, A History of Cyprus: The Ottoman Province and British Colony, 1571-1948, Reviews in History,
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2011). Book Review of William Mallinson, Cyprus: A Modern History, I. B. Tauris, London, (2nd edition) 2009. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 49(1) pp. 148-151.
    [10.1080/14662043.2010.522039]
  • Varnava, A. (2011). 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.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2011). Why the Latest Initiative to Reunify Cyprus will Fail: The Six Pillars of the Cyprus 'Problem' and the Impregnable Roof. The Cyprus Review, XXIII(1) pp. 147-154.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • 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, 876
    [Web Link] [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, 21(2) pp. 157-161.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2008). The Cyprus Issue: A Documentary History, 1878-2007 Edited by Murat Metin Hakki I.B. Tauris, (London, 2007) 664 pp. ISBN: 9781845113926. The Cyprus Review, 20(1) pp. 135-139.
  • 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. (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. (2015). In the Aviary of Youthful Freedom. Book - ISBN-10: 0646942794; ISBN-13: 979-0-646-94279-7. Adelaide, South Australia: Andrekos Varnava, pp. 1-129.
  • 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. (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). 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. (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). 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). 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). 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. (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. (2015). The Politics and Imperialism of Colonial and Foreign Volunteer Legions during the Great War: Comparing Proposals for Cypriot, Armenian and Jewish Legions. War in History, 22(3) pp. 344-363.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2014). Recruitment and Volunteerism for the Cypriot Mule Corps, 1916-1919. Pushed or Pulled? Itinerario, 38(3) pp. 79-101.
    [10.1017/S0165115314000540] [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [10.1111/1468-2281.12054] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2014). French and British Post-War Imperial Agendas and Forging an Armenian Homeland after the Genocide: The Formation of the Légion d'Orient in October 1916. Historical Journal, 57(4) pp. 997-1025.
    [10.1017/S0018246X13000605] [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. and Clarke, P. (2014). Accounting in Cyprus during Late Ottoman and Early British Rule, 1840-1918. The Cyprus Review, 26(2) pp. 33-55.
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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). Reinterpreting Macmillan's Cyprus Policy, 1957-1960. The Cyprus Review, 22(1) pp. 79-106.
    [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2010). 'Martial Races' in the Isle of Aphrodite. Journal of Military History, 74(4) pp. 1047-1067.
  • 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). 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]
  • Varnava, A. (2005). Punch and the British occupation of Cyprus in 1878. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 29(2) pp. 167-186.
    [10.1179/byz.2005.29.2.167] [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2009). British imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: the inconsequential possession. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2015). El Dorados, utopias and dystopias in imperialism and colonial settlement. In Andrekos Varnava, ed. Imperial Expectations and Realities: El Dorados, Utopias and Dystopias. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2015). Cypriots Transforming their Identity during the Early British Period: From a Class, Religious and Regional Identity to a Hellenic Ethno-Nationalist Identity. In Michalis N. Michael, Tassos Anastassiades and Chantal Verdeil, ed. Religious Communities and Modern Statehood: The Ottoman and Post-Ottoman World at the Age of Nationalism and Colonialism. Berlin, Germany: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, pp. 148-172.
  • Varnava, A. (2015). Famagusta during the Great War: From Backwater to Bustling. In Michael J. K. Walsh, ed. City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 91-111.
  • 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. (2015). The Politics and Imperialism of Colonial and Foreign Volunteer Legions during the Great War: Comparing Proposals for Cypriot, Armenian and Jewish Legions. War in History, 22(3) pp. 344-363.
    [Scopus] [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.
    [10.1111/1468-2281.12054] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Varnava, A. (2014). French and British Post-War Imperial Agendas and Forging an Armenian Homeland after the Genocide: The Formation of the Légion d'Orient in October 1916. Historical Journal, 57(4) pp. 997-1025.
    [10.1017/S0018246X13000605] [Scopus]
  • Varnava, A. (2014). Recruitment and Volunteerism for the Cypriot Mule Corps, 1916-1919. Pushed or Pulled? Itinerario, 38(3) pp. 79-101.
    [10.1017/S0165115314000540] [Scopus]
  • 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] [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 2014.

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 Journal of Mediterranean Studies, University of Malta.

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: European History Quarterly, Diplomacy & Statecraft, 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

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

Contact

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Further information

Interviews:

Andrekos on his co-edited volume Australia and the Great War ABC Radio Tropical North with Meech Philpott
https://soundcloud.com/abc-tropical-north/australia-and-the-great-war

Recent & Forthcoming Conference Presentations/Public Lectures

‘The Failure to Create a State for Ottoman Armenians: Imperialism, Mandates, and the League of Nations’, League of Nations: Histories, Legacies and Impact, University of Melbourne, 10-11 December 2015.

‘Betrayed Promises: Imperialism, Humanitarianism and the Failure to create a State for Armenians in the Former Ottoman Empire’, Flinders History Seminar Series, 16 October 2015.

‘Betrayed Promises: Entente Imperialism and Humanitarianism and the Legion d’Orient’, Comparative Analysis of 20th Century Genocides, The Twelfth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, Armenia, 8-12 July 2015.

(with Casey Raeside) ‘Punch and the Cyprus Emergency, 1955-9’, 21st Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference 2015, Flinders University, Adelaide, 4-6 February 2015.

(with Evan Smith) ‘Policing the Cypriot community in London: Creating a "suspect community" in the inter-war period’, Flinders History Seminar Series, 24 October 2014.

‘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.

(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, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Australia, 9-12 July 2014.

(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.

‘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.

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