Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

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.

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 project aims to fight the unemployment among young scientists through further development of their research potential and training in the cutting-edge technologies in which the Institutes of FORTH excel both nationally and internationally.

Art criticism in Greece

Art criticism in Greece

(2001 )

The research program aims to gather extensively into a database the writings of the most important Greek art critics of the 20th century. It intends to create an archive which will provide researchers, through a multiple and flexible search system, not only with a bibliographical record of the material, but also with the actual texts of art criticism (in form of digitized reproduction) so as to offer the possibility of their direct reading.

The Revival of Ancient Drama in Modern Greek Theatre

The Revival of Ancient Drama in Modern Greek Theatre

(1987 )

The study of the phenomenon of the revival of ancient drama in Modern Greece is carried out by the project of the History of Modern Greek Theatre in the context of a wider project of study of the Ancient Theatre. Part of the Athens Press has been card-indexed, as has a considerable number of projects, albums and volumes dedicated to the revival of the ancient theatre. The result of the project is the creation of an electronic archive of performances of ancient drama in modern times which covers the period from 1817 until today.

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.

Ancient Theater Project

Ancient Theater Electronic Documention Project

(1990 )

The IMS Ancient Theater Project aims at collecting into an electronic data-base all possible information about ancient drama as theatrical praxis and cultural activity within the wider geographical boundaries of the Greek speaking world (although the areas of overlapping between Greek and Roman theater are considerable from the late Hellenistic period onwards).

Θ.ΙΣ.Β.Υ.

Biography as a source of Theatre History: biographies of Greek and foreign actors in the Greek and the Diaspora press from the 19th century to the Asia Minor Catastrophe. A contribution to the history of acting

(2018 -2020)

The research project will focus on the identification, collection and processing of biographies and portraits of Greek and foreign actors in magazines, newspapers and annual calendars published in many cities of Greece (Athens, Syros, Mytilene, Patras etc), but also in the urban centers of the Greek Diaspora (Cairo, Alexandria, Constantinople, Smyrna, Philippopolis, etc.). The material will be classified chronologically, will be listed and analyzed. The data will be inserted into electronic databases and the results of the project will be disseminated through an anthology of biographical texts and with the presentation and publication of relevant articles in scientific journals and conferences.

Recording and Studying the Islamic Tombstones of Ottoman Crete

Recording and Studying the Islamic Tombstones of Ottoman Crete

(2001 )

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.

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

MedSTACH

Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage - MedSTACH

(2017 -2019)

Project MedSTACH aims to establish Cyprus as an excellence hub in archaeology and cultural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean region, capitalising on multidisciplinary research and technological innovation. To this end, key Cypriot public academic institutions and national policy makers and stakeholders are teaming up with leading international research and academic institutions to lay the groundwork towards creating the Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (acronym MedSTACH).

POLITEIA II

POLITEIA II, Action KRIPIS

(2017 -2020)
STORM

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage, Technical and Organisational, Resources Management

(2016 -2019)

STORM plans to introduce an integrated framework and a platform providing tools and services both on macro level to give a global view of the entire value chain and on specific level to promote the improvement of specific processes for protection and danger prevention.

BAKOTA

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) project

(2015 -2018)

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) project is studying a cemetery population (Békés Jégvermi-kert) in Eastern Hungary during the Bronze Age, and aims to understand how this region differs from neighbouring areas. Our primary area of interest is to understand how travel and participation in trade networks affected sociocultural change and the emergence of social inequality in later European prehistory (2000-1500 BC).

ISAP Research Fund 2015

Reconstructing the Cultural Dynamics in Shallow Marine Environment through Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Photogrammetry

(2015 )

Reconstructing the Cultural Dynamics in Shallow Marine Environment through Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Photogrammetry

Social Aspects and Implications of the Disease Phenomenon: A Historical Approach

Social Aspects and Implications of the Disease Phenomenon: A Historical Approach

(2015 -2017)

The aim of the project was to collect historical information on the phenomenon of the disease in Crete during the Ottoman period, to organise these historical testimonies in a digital database accessible to the academic community and to the public, as well as the historical processing of the above-mentioned sources. The project was implemented under the Agreement between the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and the Foundation for Research and Technology in the frameworks of the Compromise Agreement between the Hellenic Republic and Siemens.

Ancient City

Ancient City - Application of Innovative Geoinformatics Technologies for the Study of Urbanization in Ancient Greece

(2014 -2015)

The project seeks new horizons in the study of ancient Greek urbanism by integrating satellite and aerial remote sensing, geophysical prospection, and spatial analyses in Geographical Information Systems for understanding and reconstructing the complex history and development of the ancient Greek city.

Fulbright Research Grant

Fulbright Research Grant

(2013 )

The aim of this project is twofold and is divided into a research and a lecturing module regarding traditional geophysical prospection methods and electrical resistivity tomography in archaeological research (theory and applications)

ELISTOKAINO

Innovation in the Greek and Mediterranean Shipbuilding Technology, 19th-20th centuries

(2013 -2015)

The Research Unit 4 with subject "Innovation in the Greek and Mediterranean Shipbuilding Technology, 19th - 20th centuries" is a part of the Project "ELISTOKAINO": the History of Innovation in Greece, 19th-20th centuries", which is part of the strategic plan for development of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS-FORTH). The project aims to a multidisciplinary contribution in the understanding of the issue of innovation in Greece through the study of different aspects of Greek experience.