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

Marinos Sariyannis

Research Director, Department Coordinator of Ottoman History
Curriculum vitae
Antonis Anastasopoulos

Antonis Anastasopoulos

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

Elias Kolovos

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

Zeynep Aydogan

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae
Matteo Barbano

Matteo Barbano

Postdoctoral researcher
Melis Cankara

Melis Cankara

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae
Isik Demirakin

Isik Demirakin

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae
Sukru Ilicak

Sukru Ilicak

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae
Abdulmennan M. Altıntaş

Abdulmennan M. Altıntaş

Postdoctoral researcher
Dimitrios V. Giagtzoglou

Dimitrios V. Giagtzoglou

PhD candidate
University of Crete
Christos Kyriakopoulos

Christos Kyriakopoulos

PhD candidate
AEGREGIS
Markos Litinas

Markos Litinas

PhD candidate
Giorgos Vidras

Giorgos Vidras

PhD candidate
AEGREGIS
Maria Anastasiadi

Maria Anastasiadi

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

Vassilis Demetriades

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

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.