Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

Translation and commentary of the 'Book of Sacrifices: The victims of the Revolution of 1821 in Crete'

Translation and commentary of the 'Book of Sacrifices: The victims of the Revolution of 1821 in Crete'

(1998 -2000)

The project aimed at the commentated translation of the Ottoman register no. 120 of the Turkish Archive of Herakleio.

Mapping the Venetian Cadastro of Vostizza (1700): A pilot-project.

Mapping the Venetian Cadastro of Vostizza (1700): A pilot-project.

(2013 -2014)

The Venetian Cadastro of Vostizza (1700), the first such cadastral survey in Greece, has been magnificently published by Dokos and Panayopoulos in 1993, but it has never been used in a GIS project. The aim of this project is to produce a full database, populated with the quantitative and geographical data from the initial Cadastro and to assess the precision of the cadastral survey of the Venetian engineers using a modern GIS system. The research (with the assistance of the “Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment”) has demonstrated the high quality and geographical precision of the Venetian engineers and has re-constructed the distribution of land both after and before the Venetian conquest of the town of Vostizza and its territorio.

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.

Minoan Peak Sanctuaries

Minoan Peak Sanctuaries

(2000 -2003)

The main goal of the project is to investigate the place, role and evolution of Minoan peak sanctuaries in their broader cultural and natural landscape.

Microfilming Ottoman archives

Microfilming Ottoman archives

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Within the context of this project, there have been microfilmed the Ottoman documents from the archives of the monasteries of Simonos Petra, Stavroniketa, Iveron, Vatopedi, Dionysiou, Megiste Lavra, as well as of the Protato on Mount Athos.

Shared Heritage

Knowledge and Know-How on 19th and 20th c. Architectural and Urban Heritage in the Mediterranean

(2002 -2004)

The project aims at improving the knowledge on the architectural forms and urban heritage of the 19th and 20th century in the Mediterranean, in view of helping at its development.

Digital Archaeological Map of Lasithi

Digital Archaeological Map of Lasithi

(1999 -2000)

The major aim of the project was the creation of a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) that contains different information layers.

Anthemion

Thesaurus of the Institutions of the Communities of the Archbishopric of Constantinople - Anthemion

(1996 -1998)

The project aimed at locating, recording, photographing and assessing the value of the archival material which is preserved in institutions or private archives of the communities of the Archbishopric of Constantinople. The result of the project is a catalogue of approximately 300 pages of 26 archives.