Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

ERRIKOS THALASSINOS

ERRIKOS THALASSINOS

The aim of this project is to preserve, document and showcase, through a series of actions, the work of  Errikos Thalassinos (1927-2000), the prolific filmmaker, screenwriter, and writer from Herakleion, Crete. With the permission of Errikos Thalassinos’ family, the project’s team has completed the digitalization and documentation of the holdings of his personal archive (Responsible: Grigoris Voskakis).

LACRIMALit

Leaders and Crisis Management in Ancient Greek Literature

Principal Investigator: Melina Tamiolaki, Dept. of Philology UoC
Host Institution: IMS/FORTH
Collaborating Institution: University of Crete

Shipping and trade in Venetian Crete

Shipping and trade in Venetian Crete; The case study of Curcumeli’s company (16th century)

Funded by: Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies/ Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
Host Institution: IMS/FORTH

Athens Alexandria

Between Athens & Alexandria

Principal Investigator: Irini-Fotini Viltanioti
Start date: 1 January 2022, End date: 31 December 2024
Hosted by: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

Fin de siècle

Fin de siècle: Impressions of Melodies from Smyrna

The project concerns the creation and publication of a trilingual book-cd (Greek-English-French), containing songs from the region of Smyrna, published in late 19th century by L. A. Bourgault Ducoudray  under the title Trente Mélodies Populaires de Grèce & d’ Orient.

BALAA

Byzantine Agricultural Landscape Across the Aegean: Historical Analysis of the Landscapes of Messene in the Peloponnese (GR) and Amorium in Asia Minor (TR)

Principal Investigator: Nikos Tsivikis
Collaborating Institutions: Anadolu University, Eskişehir and Society for Messenian Archaeological Studies

Η Πόλις γεννιέται

nomades artcore: «Η Πόλις γεννιέται»

Μια «κατακερματισμένη» παράσταση, εμπνευσμένη από τις ανώνυμες μαρτυρίες ανθρώπων, οι οποίοι έζησαν και μεγάλωσαν στο Ρέθυμνο του χθες και του σήμερα. Φωνές σημερινών γονιών, νέων, μαθητών. Ένα συνονθύλευμα καθημερινού λόγου, ακαδημαϊκής γνώσης, σωματικότητας, ποίησης και ζωντανής μουσικής.

VCAT-Gr

A Value Chain Analysis of Tobacco in Greece (1949-1981)

The purpose of this research project is to produce a historical account of the evolution of Greece’s tobacco sector in the period that spans between the end of the Greek Civil War (1949) and the country’s accession into the EEC in 1981.

UNLPUBLISHED LAND REGISTERS

Land Ownership and Family Farm Income in Nineteenth-Century Greece: The Unpublished Land “Registers” of the Kapodistrian Period (1830)

The aim of the research project “Land Ownership and Family Farm Income in Nineteenth-Century Greece: The Unpublished Land “Registers” of the Kapodistrian Period (1830)” is to study a number of local agricultural statistics produced during the tenure of President Ioannis Kapodistrias (1828-1831) and hitherto unknown in the literature, and to utilise them in order to draw conclusions about the distribution of wealth and farm income in rural Greece at the end of the War of Independence.

International Film Productions in Greece: The Case of Crete

International Film Productions in Greece: The Case of Crete

This project focuses on international film productions that were shot on the island of Crete, Greece, which, since the late 1940s has attracted many foreign film crews. In particular, the project examines the reasons behind producers’ choice of Crete as a shooting location, the legislation under which these productions became feasible, and their consequences for the local economy and society. This project is implemented by the University of Crete, Greece.

Stratis Karras

Stratis Karras's Theater and Contribution to Modern Greek Culture and Society

The aim of  this project is to record and digitalize the theater work of Stratis Karas, prepare an edition of his plays, and give prominence to his contribution to modern Greek culture.

GeSuLaQ

Geography of Surveillance. Lazarettos and Quarantine Services in the Greek State, 1821-1923

The aim of the research program is to record the lazarettos and the quarantine services that operated in the Greek state from the declaration of the Greek Revolution in 1821 to 1923, when its borders were finalized after a decade of wars (1912-1922). The research will focus on lazarettos, quarantine services and health stations which were established and operated by the central administration, as well as on those constructed by municipalities, mainly islanders, in an effort to protect their population on one hand and their economics operations on the other hand.

VHSS

Virtual Historic Sailing Ships

Promoting the maritime cultural heritage with the development of an integrated platform of 3D digital representations of historical ships.

PanArtExh

The Institution of Panhellenic Art Exhibitions, 1938-1987

The proposed research project aims at the systematic documentation and critical analysis of the fifteenth Panhellenic Art Exhibitions, which were organised between 1938 and 1987 and were the most important periodical large-scale art exhibition in 20th century Greece. This study based on extensive research in state and private archives, state and private art collections, as well as in the daily and periodical press, shall provide us with essential information about the artistic production of each era (e.g. the dominant artistic trends), the means of State intervention in the arts and the trends within the art market. Finally, it will look at the art criticisms, which formed the dominant aesthetic canon, by promoting certain artistic criteria and consequently influencing the reception of the artworks by the public and the direction of the artistic production in Greece.

JaNet

Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean

ERC

European Research Council Starting Grant scheme (StGr2019 no. 849911, Funded under: H2020-EU.1.1.)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yannis Spyropoulos
Start date: 1 February 2020, End date: 31 January 2025
Overall budget: € 1,498,389
Hosted by: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece