Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Korais as Classical Philologist

Korais as Classical Philologist

The purpose of the research program was to investigate Korai's contribution to the restoration of the texts of ancient Greek writers, based mainly on his criticisms and corrective remarks contained in anecdotal manuscripts or inserted in the margins of his personal library, preserved in the Korai Library of Chios as well as the evaluation of Korai's entire literary activity and its integration into the European literary literature of his day.

PROSODOL

Strategies to Improve and Protect Soil Quality from the Disposal of Olive Oil Mills' Wastes in the Mediterranean Region

This collaborative project between Greece (Soil Science Institute of Athens / SSIA-NAGREF, Institute of Mediterranean Studies / IMS-FORTH and Technical University of Greece / TUC), Spain (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas / CEBAS-CSIC) and Italy (Regional Centre for Agricultural Experimentation and Assistance / CERSAA) aims towards the development and dissemination of innovative, environment friendly, low cost technologies for the protection of soil and water pollution from olive oil mills' wastes, the establishment of an info-library/knowledge-base system to assess environmental impacts from olive oil mills' wastes to Mediterranean region, the facilitation of an implementation of Soil Thematic Strategy in areas close to olive oil mills, the Design, implementation and support a monitoring system for the assessment of the soil and water quality affected directly or indirectly from oil mills' activities in relation to factors pressures and responses, as well as the Identification of potential safest uses in the agricultural sector of olive oil mills' wastes and its possible contribution to agricultural production.

E-market-path E4

E-market-path E4: Online Routes on the E4 Trail (Rethymnon-Paphos-Larnaca)

In the framework of the project the Laboratory developed a dynamic webpage for the path E4 of the prefecture of Rethymno combining multimedia, databases and Geographical Information Sustems (GIS).

Sikyon Survey Project

Sikyon Survey Project

The project is concerned with the geophysical investigations which are being carried out at the archaeological site of Sikyon.

Greek Traditional Music

Greek Traditional Music

Primary Investigator Giorgos Amargianakis †, Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Athens

Historical and Archaeological Testimonies on the Water Environment and the Management of Water Resources in Crete during the Venetian and Ottoman Period

Historical and Archaeological Testimonies on the Water Environment and the Management of Water Resources in Crete during the Venetian and Ottoman Period

The long history of water resource management on the island of Crete, at the heart of the eastern Mediterranean, is full of significant achievements in the design and construction of a variety of water-related infrastructure (pertaining to water supply, transport, distribution, etc.) through which the different local cultures have met their diverse needs of water supply in changing climatic conditions.

Neolithic Thessaly

Re-evaluation of the Dynamics of the Thessalian Neolithic Period: Habitation Patterns and Resource Management

The goal of the research project was the development of methodologies for the registration and mapping of the Neolithic settlements of Thessaly through geomorphological approaches and the use of Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS.

EMERIC

EMERIC

Aim of the project is the development of an Expert System for the Monitoring, Management & Protection of the Natural  Landscape & Environmental Resources of the Island of Crete.

THALETAS

The Violin Tradition in the Cretan Traditional Music, "THALETAS" in the context of EPET II

(IMS-FORTH, MUSIC DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS)

The aim of the research program was to conduct extensive ethno-musicological research to record the living violin tradition in the island of Crete.

ELISTOKAINO

Time Perception and Mechanical Timekeepers in the Greek Lands, 18th-20th c.

Research Coordinator: Andreas Lyberatos
Research Group: Marinos Sariyannis, Dimitrios Charitatos

Egeria

Egeria: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage

The project focuses on pilgrimage sites, the immovable and movable pilgrimage monuments that are interspersed in the Mediterranean landscape and its aim was the establishment of a network of cooperation for the documentation, preservation, enhancement and promotion of pilgrimage monuments.

e-MEM

InteractiveGraveyard Information Management Tool & Virtual MemoriamDatabase

The e-MEM project seeks to create the foundation for a tool that enables ubiquitous exchange of graveyard and related information over the web.

DIAVATIS

Interactive System for Improving the Release of Tourist and Historical Data - DIAVATIS

Aim of the project is to create an interactive information system for the management and promotion of the cultural heritage and the natural environment of the islands of Greece.

The Island of Andros under Ottoman Rule

The Island of Andros under Ottoman Rule

The aim of the project was to study the economic and social history of the island of Andros under Ottoman administration (1538/1579-1821), in the light of the information provided by the Ottoman documents preserved on the island and by archive material from the Basbakanlik Ottoman Archive in Istanbul. The ultimate goal of the project was to contribute to a wider study of the Aegean island societies under Ottoman rule.

CRINNO MUSIC II

The musical tradition of lyra in Cretan folk music in Rethymno prefecture

The aim of the research program was to conduct extensive ethno-musicological research to record the living lyre tradition of the Rethymno prefecture area. The major objective of the Program was to record musical works from professional and semi-professional musicians of Rethymno origins and to collect and document the material through field research and participatory observation.

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

The project aims at the translation of the Ottoman judicial registers (seriye sicilleri), a source of special importance for the Cretan history, preserved in the Turkish Archive of Herakleio (Ott. Kandiye), in continuation of the work of the late Nikolaos Stavrinides.

Greek Shipping during the Revolution: Merchant Shipping and Navy, 1821-1831

Greek Shipping during the Revolution: Merchant Shipping and Navy, 1821-1831

The aim of the program is to highlight the role of the merchant and naval fleets in the successful outcome of the War of Independence, but also during the early years of the Greek State, taking into account its economic and military action.

Paris-Athens 1919-1939: The Double Voyage / Paris-Athènes 1919-1939 : le double voyage.

Paris-Athens 1919-1939: The Double Voyage / Paris-Athènes 1919-1939 : le double voyage.

The goal of the project is the systematic and thorough study of the cultural influences, the social relations and the reciprocal exchange of ideas between Greece and France, from 1919 to 1939.

OttPol

History of Ottoman Political Thought

The aim of the project is to study all the known Ottoman texts of political thought and ideology, with the ultimate goal of producing a comprehensive book on Ottoman political ideas before the Tanzimat.