Currently Senior Lecturer in World History at UNSW, Nicholas has also taught European History at the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle.
In 1999 he was a research fellow at Princeton University. He has written ‘Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean’ (Macmillan UK), which won the international Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and was translated into Italian ‘Una faccia una razza’. He has also written ‘Italy Inventing the Nation’, published by Arnold and Oxford University Press.
Drawing on the latest research into ancient, medieval and modern history, this single-volume traces the history of Greek culture and societies from the Bronze Age to the present. Written for the general reader, it examines the continuities and changes across the entirety of Greek history.
“Congratulations on your book – it is a great piece of work. I particularly approve of the importance you give to the post-classical era, far too often overlooked in the English speaking world.” - Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth
He is currently working on his next book on Christian-Muslim relations in Asia Minor pre- catastrophe for Oxford University Press.
Nicholas is also a Committee Member of the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles and on the International Advisory Board of Contemporary European History.
Book Launch and discussion of A History of Greece:
23rd May at CUSTOMS HOUSE Sydney, SYDNEY hosted by the Greek Festival of Sydney
27th May at the HELLENIC MUSEUM 280 William Street, MELBOURNE hosted by the Hellenic Foundation of Culture.