Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

CURE

Cultures And Remembrances

(2018 -2021)

Cultures and Remembrances virtual travel to the ecoumters of people fromthe 13th to 20th centuries.

5DARE

Development of an integrated 5 Dimensional space based methodology for Assessing and modeling the Response of Erosion dynamics to land use and climatic changes in Mediterranean watersheds

(2018 -2021)

The purpose of the project is to develop integrated methodologies for using  space technology to estimate soil erosion rates in Mediterranean basins. 5DARE project will assess the impacts of a changing climate, land use, soil moisture, hydrology and vegetation cover on the quantity of erosion processes in catchments areas in the Mediterranean.

GHOST

Geographies and Histories of the Ottoman Supernatural Tradition: Exploring Magic, the Marvelous, and the Strange in Ottoman Mentalities

(2017 -2023)
ERC

The project will explore Ottoman concepts and beliefs about the supernatural. Its main objectives will be to examine the significance and content of the various perceptions of the "supernatural", to place them within the various Ottoman world images, to analyse the changes that have occurred over time and to relate them to the emergence of different cultural levels and social groups.

ARCHERS

Advancing Young Researchers’ Human Capital in Cutting Edge Technologies in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and the Tackling of Societal Challenges, Stavros Niarchos Foundation

(2017 )

The program aims to promote young researchers in cutting-edge technologies to preserve cultural heritage and address societal challenges.

METOPO

From the landscape of the romantics to the land art. Representations of the Greek landscape in the arts from the 18th until the late 20th century (painting, engraving, photography)

(2017 )

The project aims at the systematic recording and study of the pictorial production (paintings, prints and photographs) which is related to the Greek natural landscape from the 18th to the 20th century.

BalkanROAD

Ευρωπαϊκη Εδαφικη Συνεργασια Balkan-Mediterranean

(2017 -2020)

Ευρωπαϊκη Εδαφικη Συνεργασια Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020

OXA

Oros Oxa Archaeological Survey

(2017 )

The surface survey at Mount Oxa started in 2017 under the auspices of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine Department of the Ministry of Culture and Sport (protocol number: ΥΠΠΟΑ/ΓΔΑΠΚ/ΔΒΜΑ/ΤΕΕΑΕΙ/ 357358/233390/6024/541). This deliberation granted the permission to the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lassithi to begin a new surface survey on Mount Oxa in collaboration with the Laboratory of Geophysical Satellite Remote Sensing and ArchaeoEnvironment at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (FORTH), in a program articulated in three years  (2017-2019).

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)

MedIns

Mediterranean Insularities: Space, Landscape and Agriculture in Early Modern Cyprus and Crete

(2014 -2016)

MedIns is a comparative spatial history of Ottoman Cyprus and Crete during the early modern period. Based on data from the conquest fiscal survey registers of Cyprus (1572) and Crete (1669-70), the project employs G.I.S. methods and digital cartographic tools to map the patterns of economic production of the two islands.

METOPO

Transforming the rural and political landscape: The implementation of the Land Reform in Thessaly and Macedonia (part of the larger Action KRIPIS-II: Mediterranean Landscapes of Culture: Cultural (Land)scapes of the Past in the Mediterranean (METOPO)

(2017 -2020)

This Research Project is part of the larger Action KRIPIS-II, and it is based on the use of the recently available Archives of the Ministry of Agriculture (founded 1917). The archives will finally permit a detailed research on the actual implementation of the land reform and its economic, social and political impact both on a national and a local level.

Greek artists’ Italian perspective, 18th – 19th centuries

Greek artists’ Italian perspective, 18th – 19th centuries

(2017 )

This research programme is a continuation of the programme “Greek artists in the West (15th – 18th century)”. It examines the pursuits of Greek artists who settled in various cities of the Italian peninsula and became engaged in its artistic developments, but did not cut their ties with Greece.

Sources of the History of Modern Greek Theatre

Sources of the History of Modern Greek Theatre

(1987 )

The main objective of this research project is the creation of a national database which will include all available sources for the study and research of the Modern Greek Theater. In the project Sources of History of Modern Greek Theatre a wealth of evidence on the theatrical activity of the travels of Greek acting companies across the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea has been collected so far. The main focus of the program since its foundation is the introduction of new theatre scientists in the field of research methodology in the history of Modern Greek Theatre and Culture through systematic research training through their continuous processing of archival material and documentation.

AEGREGIS

The Rural Economy of Crete in the Early Modern Period: A GIS Approach

(2017 -2020)

The project aims at studying the rural economy of Ottoman Crete combining the use of unpublished Ottoman archival material with applications offered by new technologies, such as the Geographical Information Systems (GIS).