On May 11, 2023 historian Mark Mazower was honored with the Gennadius Prize at the gala of the American School of Classical Studies in New York City for his contribution to the study of the history of Modern Greece.
An Overseer of the Gennadius Library, Mark Mazower specializes in the study of the history of modern Greece, 20th century Europe and international history. He studied classics and philosophy at Oxford, studied international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Center, and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford (1988).
Among his numerous important books at least three have become bestsellers in Greece: Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44 (Yale UP, 1993); Salonica City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950 (HarperCollins, 2004) which was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize, and more recently The Greek Revolution. 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe (Penguin, 2021).
He is the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and the founding director of II&I: the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination at Reid Hall in Paris. In 2021 he was awarded honorary Greek citizenship in recognition of his “promotion of Greece, its long history and its culture to the international general public.”