Karampatsos Christos

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Christos Karampatsos

Adjunct Academic Staff

Office: ZB-015, Building Z, Αncient Οlive-grove Campus

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Disciplinary Field: History of Technology / Science Technology Studies (STS)


2016 - PhD in History of Technology, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

2003 - MSc in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

1999 - Diploma of Mechanical Engineer (specialization field: Production Engineering and Management), National Technical University of Athen


Research Interests

  • History of Technology
  • History of Science
  • Labour History
  • Environmental History
  • Social History
  • Modern Greek History
  • Energy History
  • History of Computing
  • History of Transport


Selected Publications


  • Karampatsos Christos, Tzokas Spyros and Velegrakis Giorgos (2023). The endless potentiality: A century and a half of Greek oil aspirations (and what often becomes of them). Journal of Energy History / Revue d’ Histoire de l’ Énergie, no. 10.
  • Karampatsos Christos, Tzokas Spyros, Velegrakis Giorgos and Harlaftis Gelina (2022). Is there oil in Greece? Oil exploration and scientific conflict during the first years of the Greek Geological Survey (1917-1925). The Historical Review / La Revue Historique, 19(1), 77-112.
  • Καραμπάτσος Χρήστος (2021). Το γενικότερο συμφέρον του κράτους: Η «συνέχεια των ελληνικών χωρών» και οι Έλληνες γεωλόγοι, 1908-1925 [In The State’s General Interest: Greek Geologists and the ‘Continuity of the Greek Lands’, 1908-1925]. Τα Ιστορικά, 73, 125-154.
  • Καραμπάτσος Χρήστος (2021). «Μαγικό εργαλείο αυτός ο υπολογιστικός κανόνας!»: Η τεχνοπολιτική διάσταση και η ιστοριογραφική σημασία της κατά Φρέντερικ Τέιλορ «επιστημονικής οργάνωσης της εργασίας» [‘A Magic Instrument, that Slide Rule!’: On the Technopolitical Dimensions and Historiographical Significance of Frederick W. Taylor’s ‘Scientific Management’]. Νεύσις, 27-28, 255-282.
  • Καραμπάτσος Χρήστος (2019). Ο Κωνσταντίνος Βάρκας και το «περίφημον μηχάνημα»: Δυσλειτουργικές μηχανές και «τεχνικώς μορφωμένοι» εργάτες στην Ελλάδα μέσα από το παράδειγμα των σιγαροποιών, 1880-1920 [Konstantinos Varkas and ‘the Infamous Machine’: Dysfunctional Machinery and ‘Technically Competent’ Workers in Greece, Through the Example of the Cigarette Rollers, 1880-1920]. Τα Ιστορικά, 69, 59-96.
  • Karampatsos Christos (2017). Efrosini crossing Syngrou Avenue: Automobile accidents and the introduction of the automobile in Greece, 1900-1912. History of Technology (Special Issue: History of Technology in Greece, from the Early 19th to 21st Century), 33, 255-279.


  • Karampatsos Christos & Malisova Polyxeni, “Machinery of ethnic cleansing: Population censuses and punched card machines in Greece (1920-1928)”. Presented in the CBI Symposium “Automation by Design”, organized by the Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, 17 - 18 February 2023.
  • Karampatsos Christos, “Where fetishism dwells: Musings on the fine line between “Technology” and “Commodity” drawn from the history of oil, automobiles and tobacco”. Presented in the digital workshop series “Commodities in History: Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Case Studies”, organized by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – FORTH, 8 September – 6 October 2022.
  • Karampatsos C., Tzokas S., Velegrakis G. & Harlaftis G., “The emergence of a deeply political discipline: How certain Greek geologists transformed themselves into oil experts, all the while failing to discover oil (1913-1940)”. Presented in the 10th
  • Tensions of Europe Conference, “Technology, Environment and Resources”, Aarhus, Denmark, 29 June – 1 July 2022.
  • Karampatsos C. & Alexis N., “Workers, Machines, an Emerging Nation State and a Crumbling Empire: The Mechanization of the ‘Greek’ Cigarette Making Industry, 1890-1925”. Presented in the Digital Conference “Rethinking Tobacco History: Commodities, Empire and Agency in Global Perspective, 1780-1960”, Cologne, 2-4 December 2021.
  • Karampatsos C., Tzokas S., Velegrakis G. & Harlaftis G., “On Hazardous Infrastructure and ‘Geopolitical Numbers’: Greek Gas Pipelines and Deposit Estimates from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Balkans, 2009-2021”. Presented in the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting 2021, New Orleans, USA, 18-21 November 2021.
  • Karampatsos C., Malisova P. & Masoura E., “Machinery Introduction as Tacit Taylorism: Four Factories in Greece, 1900-1940”. Presented in the WORCK Conference 2/ELHN Conference 4: Historicizing the Concept of Europe in Global History, Vienna, Austria, 30 August – 3 September 2021.
  • Karampatsos C., Tzokas S. & Velegrakis G., “A Constant Remedy for Successive Crises: Instances of Oil Exploration, Oil Narratives and the Emergence of Oil Experts in Greece”. Presented in the ICOHTEC 2020 Digital Conference, 15-17 July 2020.
  • Karampatsos C. & Alexis N., “Between Moral Economy, Machinery and War: Workers and the Mechanization of the Greek Cigarette Making Industry, 1910-1925”. Presented in the 3rd European Labour History Network Conference, Amsterdam, 18-21 September 2019.
  • Karampatsos C., «Machinery Dysfunction as a Bridge between Labor History and the History of Technology». Presented in the 8th Tensions of Europe Conference, Athens, 7-10 September 2017.


Undergraduate Cources

  • Science, Technology, Society, 1st Semester
  • History of Technology, 2nd Semester


Postgraduate Cources

  • «Science, Technology and Society», MSc by Research in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica (2018 - ...)
  • «History of Technology: Future technologies and Challenges», MSc by Research in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica (2018 - ...)
  • «Technology, History and the Production Process; Narrating the Second Industrial Revolution», MSc Programme «Contemporary Greek and European History», Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete (2020-2021).
  • «History of Technology», Joint MSc Programme “History and Philosophy of Science and Technology”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / National Technical University of Athens (2017-2018)
  • «Environmental Knowledge and its Social Preconditions», MSc Programme “Education on Environment and Sustainability”, Demokritos University of Thrace (2017-2018)


Curriculum Vitae


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