Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

e-MEM

e-MEM

(2004 )

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

(2003 -2005)

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

(2002 -2017)

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.

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

(2000 )

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 Traditional Music

Greek Traditional Music

(1986 -1990)

The aim of this research program was to collect and examine existing information related to ancient Greek, religious Byzantine and contemporary folk music.

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.

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.

(2008 -2012)

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

(2007 -2015)

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.

SE RISK

Advanced techniques for SEismic RISK reduction in Mediterranean Archipelago Regions

(2006 -2007)

SE-RISK aims to develop a general and modular methodology for creating earthquake-risk scenarios that concentrates on the distinctive features of Mediterranean Archipelago towns and sub-regions, including both current and historical buildings.

Archimedes

Archimedes

(2005 )

Archimedes focuses on the development of contemporary and integrated methodologies that would control the pollution caused by places of sanitary burial of waste.

History of the countryside: Greek rural economy in the interwar years

History of the countryside: Greek rural economy in the interwar years

(2001 -2008)

The project aimed at building a Data Base Management System (DBMS) populated with all the available quantitative data on the Interwar Greek rural economy.

METOPO

Aspects of the theatrical landscape: the travels of foreign actors in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Fermentations and interactions between East and West

(2018 -2020)

The aim of this research project is to trace, record and process the landscapes of the wandering actors and actresses in the wider Mediterranean region and the Black Sea and to investigate the artistic and cultural interactions between the Greek and the European theatre from about mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth.

ELISTOKAINO

Innovation and ‘Greekness’ in the Fields of Art and Art Criticism, 19th Centrury

(2013 -2015)

The aim of the program is to study the 19th century when, after the establishment of the Greek state, the transfer of Western artistic models/formulas have been instituted/established.

Ottoman Sources for the History of the Island of Lefkada

Ottoman Sources for the History of the Island of Lefkada

(2009 -2011)

The aim of the project is to study the economic and social history of the island of Lefkada (Aya Mavra) under Ottoman administration (1479-1684).

TALOS

TALOS

(2006 -2008)

The objective of the project is the development of an integrated system of seismic risk management in Greece.

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Veroia

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Veroia

(2004 )

The aim of the project is the translation and publication of the Ottoman judicial records of the city of Veroia, which are located in the Imathia Branch of the General State Archives.

The Production and Exchange of Stone Tools: Recapturing Neolithic Cultural Heritage in Southern Balkans

The Production and Exchange of Stone Tools: Recapturing Neolithic Cultural Heritage in Southern Balkans

(2002 -2005)

The proposed project aims towards the creation of a computerized tool for the integration and dissemination of knowledge concerning the technology and the exchange of stone tools in the southern Balkans (Bulgaria and the Aegean).

The Pediada survey project

The Pediada (Omphalion Pedion) survey project

(2001 -2006)

The Pediada survey is an interdisciplinary project, based on fieldwork carried out between 1982 and 1989 by the archaeologist Nikos Panagiotakis, in the Pediada region in central Crete, , with permits by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Since 1999 the Project has been supported by a large team of experts in various fields.

Modernization and Greek Theatre: The reception of Realism and Naturalism in the Modern Greek Theatre

Modernization and Greek Theatre: The reception of Realism and Naturalism in the Modern Greek Theatre

(2013 -2015)

The reception of the wider European realistic tradition, from conventional realism of the mid-19th century to the anti-reformist Naturalism, is a desideratum of the history of Modern Greek Theater. The subject has been identified in the past but has not yet been systematically studied, mainly because of the vastness of material. The issue is related to a number of serious issues that have arisen in the tradition of "urban drama" which was bequeathed by the Enlightenment; and concerns the thorny but crucial problem of the degree of assimilation of realistic artistic conventions into the Greek dramaturgy of 19th and first decades of 20th century. In short, the research project aims to examine the realistic representation of Modern Greek society, its qualities and its limitations.

Locating, transcribing, translating and commenting of Ottoman constitutional documents of the Principality of Samos

Locating, transcribing, translating and commenting of Ottoman constitutional documents of the Principality of Samos

(2009 -2012)

The aim of the project, which forms part of a wider project of The Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, directed by Sophia Laiou (Ionian University), is to contribute to a forthcoming volume on the constitutional documents of the Principality of Samos (1834-1912).