This research project aims at deepening the understanding in the history of mining activities and the formation of the mining landscapes in Greece during 19th-20th centuries.
Principal Investigator Leda Papastefanaki
Funding Institution: Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund), IMS/FORTH.
The research “Mining Landscapes in Greece, 19th-20th c.” aims at deepening the understanding in the history of mining activities and the formation of the mining landscapes in Greece during 19th-20th centuries. The research, by making use of a rich archival material both in Greece and abroad, highlights the specific elements of mining landscapes and the relations with the international technical and entrepreneurial networks in Eastern Mediterranean. The Greek case should be examined in a comparative perspective within the broader context of the Mediterranean and the Ottoman Empire.
Related publications by the scientific responsible
Leda Papastefanaki, “Greece has been endowed by nature with this precious material …” The Economic History of the Bauxite in the European Periphery in the 20th century», R. Gendron, M. Ingulstad, E. Storli (επιμ.), Aluminum Ore: The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry, Vancouver 2013, pp. 158-184.