Gelina Charlauti – Maritime Tradition Award
Shipping, through a history lost in the depths of the millennia, has always been a source of national greatness and a pillar of support for national independence and economy.
Greece has the oldest tradition among so-called maritime countries. A multi-layered tradition, sometimes entangled with myth, sometimes witnessing the spread of our culture, sometimes recounting acts of heroes and today recording the progress of our Maritime Economy.
Among the custodians of our maritime tradition, the teachers and writers, who on the one hand tea
ch our maritime history and on the other hand investigate, write and rescue every precious part of it.
Gelina Charlauti graduated from the University of Athens and completed her postgraduate studies at the Universities of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and Oxford (D.Phil.).
He taught in the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus from 1991 to 2002, and from 2003 in the Department of History of the Ionian University.
He has served as President of the Department of History (2004-2008), President of the International Society of Maritime Economic History (2004-2008) and a Viking Fellow at Harvard Business School (2008) and All Souls at the University of Oxford (2009).
He is the author of many books and articles.
Her latest books are Merchant ‘Colonies’ in the Early Modern Period (15th – 18th Centuries), (partnered with Viktor Zakharov and Olga Katsiardi-Hering, Chatto & Pickering 2012), World’s Key Industry. History and Economics of International Shipping, (collaboration with Stig Tenold and Jésus M. Valdaliso, Palgrave/MacMillan, 2012), Greeks in Germany, 19th century, (collaboration with Radu Pđun, Historical Archive of Alpha Bank, Athens 2013) and Greek Shipping, 1700-1821, (collaboration with Katerina Papakonstantinou, Cedars, Athens 2013).
He has conducted a significant number of research projects, including the program “Greek shipping companies from the 18th to the 20th century” in collaboration with the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive with funding from the Niarchos Foundation, 1998-2004. She is scientific director of the research program THALIS: Black Sea and cities ports, 1774-1914. Development, convergence and interconnections with the world economy” in cooperation with five Greek and eleven foreign (from Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and usa) universities and research institutes.