Institute for Mediterranean Studies


The maritime history collection includes:

  1. Collection of digital and printed documents from national and international archives and libraries. The Archival Collection comprises indicatively:

    • British and French Consular Report Series about the Mediterranean and Black Sea ports, 19th and 20th centuries.

    • Documents of shipping companies like Stamatios G. Empiricos from Andros belonging to the Kairis Library.

    • Notarial Series from the town of Galaxidi, in the 19th century.

  2. Specialized Maritime History Library with titles in Greek, English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French and Russian languages in various topics including trade, shipping, transportation, ship and shipbuilding technology, commercial and shipping businesses, emigration and diaspora, port history, slave trade, environmental history, maritime labour history, naval history, history of the oceans and the seas etc.