Athena Syriatou is tenured Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary European History in the History and Ethnology Department, Democritus University of Thrace. She received her BA in English literature and history from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (BA) and PhD in British and European history from University College London (1997). She has taught European and British history at UCL, the University of Crete, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests include social and cultural British history, the history of nationalism as well public history and the history of memory. She has published articles and book chapters on the formation of national and social identity through formal education, on the uses of memory and public history as well as on the historiography of the empire in 20th-century Britain. She has also written a textbook on the history of European education from the 6th to 20th centuries for the Hellenic Open University and has contributed to textbooks on European history for secondary schools.