Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Department of Ottoman History

The Department of Ottoman History of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies is the only research unit in Greece exclusively dedicated to the systematic study of Ottoman history. The Department specialises in the research of the social, economic and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire, including its transition and transformation processes in relation to its precursor and successor states. To achieve its objectives, the Department has developed since 1987 pioneering structures for a. training young scholars in Ottoman and Turkish history and b. carrying out research in Ottoman history, with emphasis on: i. The study of Ottoman archives, ii. Ottoman monuments and artefacts, and iii. the publication of historical works of synthesis.

People

Marinos Sariyannis

Research Director, Department Coordinator of Ottoman History
Curriculum vitae

Antonis Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Curriculum vitae

Elias Kolovos

Associate Professor
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Curriculum vitae

Zeynep Aydogan

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae

Matteo Barbano

Postdoctoral researcher

Melis Cankara

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae

Isik Demirakin

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae

Sukru Ilicak

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae

Abdulmennan M. Altıntaş

Postdoctoral researcher

Dimitrios V. Giagtzoglou

PhD candidate
University of Crete

Christos Kyriakopoulos

PhD candidate
AEGREGIS

Markos Litinas

PhD candidate

Giorgos Vidras

PhD candidate
AEGREGIS

Maria Anastasiadi

Postgraduate student
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Curriculum vitae

Vassilis Demetriades

IMS Honorary Fellow, Professor Emeritus of Turkish Studies
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Curriculum vitae

Elisabeth Zachariadou †

IMS Honorary Fellow, Professor Emerita of Turkish Studies
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Curriculum vitae

Research Projects

Recording and Studying the Islamic Tombstones of Ottoman Crete

Recording and Studying the Islamic Tombstones of Ottoman Crete

The original aim of the project was to record and study the tombstones of the Muslim population of Ottoman Rethymno. Over the years, however, the study of the Muslim gravestones of the Ottoman period was extended to the entire island of Crete.