Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

NAYS

Promotion and material and technical documentation of Greek shipbuilding and naval history – the naval battles of Salamis and Navarino

(2018 -2021)

This project produces new products and services related to the scientific documentation and the promotion of the Greek shipbuilding tradition and the Greek naval history using modern methods of digital recording and visualization and interactive presentation of the exhibits.

SeaLiT

SeaLiT: Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Shipping during Globalization, 1850s-1920s.

(2016 -2021)
ERC

The program explores the transition from sail to steam navigation and the effects of this technological innovation on seafaring populations in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, between the 1850s and the 1920s, whose lives were drastically changed by the advent of the steam.

Digital Maps

Ship operation services (19th - 20th century)

Onassis Business History

Onassis Business History

(2017 -2020)

The purpose of the research project is to create a digitized private Onassis Business Maritime Archive as well as publishing a two-part volume on Onassis Business History, based on the Onassis Archive material.

METOPO

Port landscapes in the Aegean (19th-20th centuries) in KRHPIS II, METOPO (Mediterannean Cultural Landscapes: Cultural Lanscapes of the Past in the Mediterranean)

(2017 -2020)

The Act aims to contribute to the interdisciplinary approach of the Mediterranean cultural landscapes and their change over time.

ARCHERS

A port in transition. The modernization of the port infrastructure of Thessaloniki in the early 20th century

(2017 )

The history of ports is a rapidly developing field of research that has attracted the interest of many researchers in recent years. Τhe port of Thessaloniki is a fertile and at the same time quite demanding field of research. Port activity has affected essentially the social, economic and spatial process of Thessaloniki over the centuries. At the beginning of the 20th century the city had become one of the most important commercial ports of the Ottoman Empire and later of the Greek state. Our research aims to study the infrastructure modernization of port during the first decades of the 20th century. The remodeling of the port at the beginning of the 20th century transformed its image and structure, reorganized its own space, increased its efficiency, optimized its transport dynamics, gained a new division of labor, and transformed a large part of the natural city ​​environment. Thus, in a sense, the study of the upgrading port infrastructure, based mainly, but not only, on the Historical Archive of Port of Thessaloniki, is an attempt to find out the interaction between technological development, economic growth and the natural environment. Finally, our aim is to make a contribution to the better understanding of the history of the city of Thessaloniki

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

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

(2016 -2019)

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.

History of the Black Sea, 18th – 20th century

History of the Black Sea, 18th – 20th century

(2012 -2015)

This ongoing project continues the work of the Black Sea Project. It still processes its archival material, statistical series and publications, and feeds its website with new information.

The Black Sea and its port-cities, 1774-1914. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

The Black Sea and its port-cities, 1774-1914. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

(2012 -2015)

The aim of the project was the identification, analysis and synthesis of the economic and social develοpment of 20 port-cities of the Black Sea that formed an integrated market that became the larger grain-exporting area in the world in the second half of the nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century.