Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

POLITEIA

POLITEIA, Action KRIPIS

(2013 -2015)

Project No MIS-448300 (2013SE01380035) is funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Greece and the European Regional Development Fund (Sectoral Operational Programme : Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013)/ European Commission. The project constitutes a National Development Action (Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013).

AMORIUM

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project

(2013 -2015)

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project is a multi-disciplinary archaeological project focused on understanding the evolution of the urban settlement and the social relationships through the study of built space in Byzantine Amorium.

PEFYKA

PEFYKA, Action KRIPIS

(2013 -2015)

Environment and Natural Disasters: New methods to evaluate and improve the environmental quality and encounter the natural hazards

ELISTOKAINO

“Modernism” and “Greekness” in Art and Art Criticism, 18th Century

(2013 -2015)

Τhe aim of the program is to study the 18th century, when, on the one hand, introducing Western styles in painting is being attempted, and, on the other hand, novelties in the artistic practice lead to efforts to its theoretical establishment by translating and adapting foreign art treatises.

Russian Icons in Greece 15th- early 20th century

Russian Icons in Greece 15th- early 20th century

(2012 -2015)

The aim of the proposed research project is to initiate the systematic study of this phenomenon in its various aspects: to follow the paths through which these icons were brought to Greece, to explore the identity of those who ordered and donated them, to analyze the dynamics and the various moving factors (religious, political, ideological) of this process during its various historical phases.

GeoDIAMETRIS

Integrated Geoinformatics Technologies for Time-Lapse Monitoring of Land Pollution from the Disposal of Olive-oil Mills Wastes - GeoDIAMETRIS

(2012 -2014)

Integrated Geoinformatics Technologies for Time-Lapse Monitoring of Land Pollution from the Disposal of Olive-oil Mills Wastes - GeoDIAMETRIS

GEOTECHNICAL Characterization

Geotechnical Characterization of Selected Sites Greece Through the Integrated Use of Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods

(2012 -2014)

The purpose of this research proposal is to aggregate geotechnical and seismological data at selected sites and correlate them with geophysical data in order to calibrate and correlate the individual methods.

ISLAND CULTURES IN A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF THERASIA

ISLAND CULTURES IN A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF THERASIA

(2012 -2014)

The Therasia Project is a multidisciplinary study of the history of the island that is operated by a) the University of Crete, Department of History and Archaeology (supervisor: Professor Iris Tzachili) b) the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architecture and the Postgraduate Interdepartmental Program on the Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments (supervisor: Professor Clairy Palyvou) and c) the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (supervisor: Dr Marisa Marthari).

THALΕS: Enhance Interdisciplinary research and innovation with the possibility of attracting high-quality researchers from abroad by conducting basic and applied excellence research

IGEAN

Innovative Geophysical Approaches for the Study of Early Agricultural Villages of Neolithic Thessaly

(2012 -2015)

The specific project will carry out systematic and extensive geophysical surveys in a number of Neolithic magoules in Thessaly and in order to achieve this it will design and implement a specific geophysical strategy for the fast and high resolution assessment of the subsurface of them.

AgroStrat

Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L. - AgroStrat

(2012 -2017)

Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L.
LIFE11 ENV/GR/000951

Religious Art from Russia to Greece (16th - 19th Century)

An exhibition of Russian religious art objects preserved in Greek Church and Museum collections.

(2012 -2015)

An exhibition is organized that will shed light to the various aspects of the phenomenon, focusing on the movement of objects and their reception by and integration in a new ethnic, religious and cultural environment. The various paths and diverse forms of reception and adoption in the Greek world will be explored, as well as issues of dating of the Russian artworks and attribution to Russian workshops.

The Black Sea and its port- cities from the 18th to the 20th century. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

The Black Sea and its port- cities from the 18th to the 20th century. 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.

Observatory for the Water Management of E. Mediterranean

Observatory for the Water Management of E. Mediterranean

(2010 )

The Observatory for Water Management of E. Mediterranean aims to organize activities for the management of water taking a leading role that will also include training and information actions.

Observatory for the Cultural & Environmental Resources of the Municipality of Neapolis, Lasithi

Observatory for the Cultural & Environmental Resources of the Municipality of Neapolis, Lasithi

(2010 )

The Cultural and Environmental resources of the Municipality of Neapolis intends to promote the cultural and landscape heritage of the Municipality to the wider public, using a number of multimedia, the cartographic display of archaeological sites or areas of distinct geomorphological peculiarities.

Greek artists in the West, 15th -19th century

Greek artists in the West, 15th -19th century

(2007 -2017)

This program aims at a deeper understanding of Greek artists' work by way of collecting biographical evidence, identifying and documenting their work, and assessing the quality of their production. The program also seeks to investigate the identity of the artists' commissioners and their status within the new cultural environment.

History of the cities of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans (18th-20th c.)

History of the cities of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans (18th-20th c.)

(2006 -2014)

The main objective of the project is the contribution to a better understanding of the urban phenomenon in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean in the modern and contemporary period, through a comparative approach that permits us to go beyond the limitations of the national framework within which usually take place the historical studies.

Register of Greek poetry 1801-1850

Register of Greek poetry 1801-1850

(2005 )

The main objectives of the project is the systematic inventorying of all Modern Greek poems, whether published or not, onymous or anonymous, written or published during the above-mentioned period (folk songs are excluded), together with classification both in printed form as well as data base according to author and collection, title and first verse.

Digital Crete

Digital Crete: Mediterranean Cultural Itineraries

(2004 -2005)

Digital Crete aims towards the creation of a cultural information system, consisting of digitized documentation and information regarding the cultural heritage of the island of Crete, from prehistory to the modern periods.

Archive of Modern Greek Prosody: the romantic ballad

Archive of Modern Greek Prosody: the romantic ballad

(2003 -2004)

The aim of the project is the research, study and charting of a completely new unresearched genre of the Greek romantic period(1821-1880), the romantic ballad. The research of independently published books and journals of the period 1821-1882 will enable the locating and cataloguing of all poems which could be characterised as ballads, as well as a first concise description of the course of Greek ballad-writing before Giorgios Byziinos.

Poetical texts of the revival of ancient metres in the 19th century

Poetical texts of the revival of ancient metres in the 19th century

(2003 -2004)

The aim of the project is the study and charting of a little-researched area of Greek poetry of the 19th century, of poetical texts which were presented as a revival of ancient metres. With the research of independently published books, and perhaps subsequently journals of the period from 1821 to the end of the 19th century, all poems which could be considered as belonging to the category of the revival of ancient metres will be located, recorded in an electronic database, and digitalised in an electronic archive.