|Alma mater||University of the West of England|
Effie Pedaliu is a historian at University of the West of England. She is senior lecturer in international history at the Faculty of Creative Arts, Humanities and Education and as researcher she is specializing in history of international relations, including Italian and Greek History and Italian war crimes.
Researching documents from Cold war, she showed that during the Cold war all scholars on fascism wrote only about the origins and ideology of Fascism, excluding Italian war crimes from academic discourse and public media, including film, because British government with the beginning of Cold war was afraid that otherwise communists would get too much power in Italy.
Effie Pedaliu obtained PhD in International History at London School of Economics.
- From 1990 to 1994, she was a lecturer in International History at London School of Economics.
- From 1995 to 1997, she was a Jean Monnet Fellow in European History at Luton University.
- From 1997 to 2002, she was a lecturer in International History at King's College London.
Pedaliu helped in the organisation and declassification of important documents held by the Greek Foreign Ministry which throw new light on the origins of the Cold War. These were compiled and published in the three volume Greece at the Cutting Edge of a New World series: The Cold War, The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan', published in Documents of the Greek Foreign Ministry, 1943–51, Vols. 1-3, Kastaniotis, Athens, March 2002.
Pedaliu has commented on CNN on many occasions on issues pertaining to Greece, Italy, the Balkans, and the EU. She has also given interviews and advice to Canadian News, Sky News, the Nikkei Financial Times and Gazeta Wyborcza on the above issues.
Pedaliu is one of the first academics to have written about the British non hand-over of Italian war criminals, which was and still is in Italian media and education subjected to the repression of historical memory.
- 2010 The Contemporary Mediterranean World: An International History, Routledge.
- 2003 Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, Houndmills, Palgrave/Macmillan.
- 2009 "A Sea of Confusion": The Mediterranean and Détente, 1969-1974’, Diplomatic History, Vol. 33 (4).
- 2007 Human Rights and Foreign Policy: Wilson and the Greek Dictators, 1967-1970, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 18, (1).
- 2006 Truman, Eisenhower and the Mediterranean Cold War, The Maghreb Review, Vol., 31 (1-2).
- 2004 Britain and the ‘Hand-Over’ of Italian War Criminals to Yugoslavia, 1945-48, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 39 (4).
- 2001 Britain and the Reconstruction of the Post-Fascist Italian Armed Forces, Cold War History, Vol. 2 (1).
Selected conference papers
- 2009 Lessons from the Past? Britain and Italy’s Guilty Secret, SOLON (Society, Order, Law, Offences, Notoriety): Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Centre for Contemporary British History, IHR, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Conference: War Crimes: Retrospectives and Prospects, 19-21, March.