Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Classification of the Turkish Archive of Chania

Classification of the Turkish Archive of Chania

The project aimed at classifying and cataloguing the archival material of the Ottoman Archive of Chania (Ottoman, Greek, bilingual registers and documents - dating mostly from the second half of the 19th century).

Scholarly Supervision: Vassilis Demetriades

Research group: Gulsun Aksoy-Ayvali; Aggeliki Vlachopoulou, Irini Renieri, Chrysoula Christodoulara, MAs in Ottoman History, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete.

The project was funded by the Sub-project 1 of EPET II and carried out by the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, FORTH, in collaboration with the Historical Archive of Crete - Chania.

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The project aimed at classifying and cataloguing the archival material of the Ottoman Archive of Chania (Ottoman, Greek, bilingual registers and documents - dating mostly from the second half of the 19th century). Approximately 3.500 registers were classified and a similar number of cards were compiled with a description of each. Moreover, 530 registers were selected to be photographed on 77 microfilms. Copies of 21 of these microfilms were given to the Historical Archive of Chania. The classified registers and their descriptions were initially entered in a database using the semantic system "Kleio", which was developed by the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH.

The catalogue of the registers is now available online through Digital Crete: http://digitalcrete.ims.forth.gr

Project Team

Vassilis Demetriades

IMS Honorary Fellow
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
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