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Petros Apostolopoulos

Graduate Student

Department of History

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Petros Apostolopoulos joined NC State History Department in 2018 and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Public History Program. Petros has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Athens, a Master (MPhil) in Modern Greek History from the same university, and a Master (MA) in History from VU University  Amsterdam.

Teaching and Research Interests

His research interests focus on Public History, Digital History, and Modern United States History. His Ph.D. project examines the production of historical knowledge on Wikipedia.


“What is the Public of Public History? Between the Public Sphere and Public Agency,” Magazén – International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities, vol 2 (2021): 311-327.

“Producing Historical Knowledge on Wikipedia,” Madison Historical Review, vol. 16 (2019): 44-70

“The affective historical knowledge practices on Wikipedia,” ERIS: VU Journal for Humanities Issue 2: Challenging the Statue Quo (2018): 21-34.


“Affective practices on Wikipedia users’ discussions about History,” 6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, August 16-20, 2022.

“A network analysis of Wikipedia editors’ engagement with History: Interests, Identities, Power, and Hierarchy,” Digital Humanities Benelux Conference, University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg, June 1-3, 2022.

“Between the Distant and the Recent Past: Wikipedia users’ engagement with History,” 4th International Network for Theory of History Conference, Puebla, Mexico, April 26-29, 2022.

“Repairing the Past on Wikipedia,” National Council on Public History Conference, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, March 27-31, 2019.

“Producing Historical Knowledge on Wikipedia,” Graduate History Conference, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, March 23, 2019.


B.A. History University of Athens 2014

MPhil History University of Athens 2016

M.A. History VU Amsterdam University 2017