Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

MedSTACH

Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage - MedSTACH

(2017 -2019)

Project MedSTACH aims to establish Cyprus as an excellence hub in archaeology and cultural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean region, capitalising on multidisciplinary research and technological innovation. To this end, key Cypriot public academic institutions and national policy makers and stakeholders are teaming up with leading international research and academic institutions to lay the groundwork towards creating the Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (acronym MedSTACH).

POLITEIA II

POLITEIA II, Action KRIPIS

(2017 -2020)
STORM

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage, Technical and Organisational, Resources Management

(2016 -2019)

STORM plans to introduce an integrated framework and a platform providing tools and services both on macro level to give a global view of the entire value chain and on specific level to promote the improvement of specific processes for protection and danger prevention.

BAKOTA

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) project

(2015 -2018)

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) project is studying a cemetery population (Békés Jégvermi-kert) in Eastern Hungary during the Bronze Age, and aims to understand how this region differs from neighbouring areas. Our primary area of interest is to understand how travel and participation in trade networks affected sociocultural change and the emergence of social inequality in later European prehistory (2000-1500 BC).

ISAP Research Fund 2015

Reconstructing the Cultural Dynamics in Shallow Marine Environment through Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Photogrammetry

(2015 )

Reconstructing the Cultural Dynamics in Shallow Marine Environment through Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Photogrammetry

Social Aspects and Implications of the Disease Phenomenon: A Historical Approach

Social Aspects and Implications of the Disease Phenomenon: A Historical Approach

(2015 -2017)

The aim of the project was to collect historical information on the phenomenon of the disease in Crete during the Ottoman period, to organise these historical testimonies in a digital database accessible to the academic community and to the public, as well as the historical processing of the above-mentioned sources. The project was implemented under the Agreement between the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and the Foundation for Research and Technology in the frameworks of the Compromise Agreement between the Hellenic Republic and Siemens.

Ancient City

Ancient City - Application of Innovative Geoinformatics Technologies for the Study of Urbanization in Ancient Greece

(2014 -2015)

The project seeks new horizons in the study of ancient Greek urbanism by integrating satellite and aerial remote sensing, geophysical prospection, and spatial analyses in Geographical Information Systems for understanding and reconstructing the complex history and development of the ancient Greek city.

Fulbright Research Grant

Fulbright Research Grant

(2013 )

The aim of this project is twofold and is divided into a research and a lecturing module regarding traditional geophysical prospection methods and electrical resistivity tomography in archaeological research (theory and applications)

ELISTOKAINO

Innovation in the Greek and Mediterranean Shipbuilding Technology, 19th-20th centuries

(2013 -2015)

The Research Unit 4 with subject "Innovation in the Greek and Mediterranean Shipbuilding Technology, 19th - 20th centuries" is a part of the Project "ELISTOKAINO": the History of Innovation in Greece, 19th-20th centuries", which is part of the strategic plan for development of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS-FORTH). The project aims to a multidisciplinary contribution in the understanding of the issue of innovation in Greece through the study of different aspects of Greek experience.

POLITEIA

POLITEIA, Action KRIPIS

(2013 -2015)

Project No MIS-448300 (2013SE01380035) is funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Greece and the European Regional Development Fund (Sectoral Operational Programme : Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013)/ European Commission. The project constitutes a National Development Action (Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013).

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project

(2013 -2015)

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project is a multi-disciplinary archaeological project focused on understanding the evolution of the urban settlement and the social relationships through the study of built space in Byzantine Amorium.

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project

(2013 -2015)

Scientific supervisor: Nikos Tsivikis (PhD cand., University of Crete)

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project is a multi-disciplinary archaeological project focused on understanding the evolution of the urban settlement and the social relationships through the study of built space in Byzantine Amorium.

PEFYKA

PEFYKA, Action KRIPIS

(2013 -2015)

Environment and Natural Disasters: New methods to evaluate and improve the environmental quality and encounter the natural hazards

ELISTOKAINO

“Modernism” and “Greekness” in Art and Art Criticism, 18th Century

(2013 -2015)

Τhe aim of the program is to study the 18th century, when, on the one hand, introducing Western styles in painting is being attempted, and, on the other hand, novelties in the artistic practice lead to efforts to its theoretical establishment by translating and adapting foreign art treatises.

Russian Icons in Greece 15th- early 20th century

Russian Icons in Greece 15th- early 20th century

(2012 -2015)

The aim of the proposed research project is to initiate the systematic study of this phenomenon in its various aspects: to follow the paths through which these icons were brought to Greece, to explore the identity of those who ordered and donated them, to analyze the dynamics and the various moving factors (religious, political, ideological) of this process during its various historical phases.

GeoDIAMETRIS

Integrated Geoinformatics Technologies for Time-Lapse Monitoring of Land Pollution from the Disposal of Olive-oil Mills Wastes - GeoDIAMETRIS

(2012 -2014)

Integrated Geoinformatics Technologies for Time-Lapse Monitoring of Land Pollution from the Disposal of Olive-oil Mills Wastes - GeoDIAMETRIS

GEOTECHNICAL Characterization

Geotechnical Characterization of Selected Sites Greece Through the Integrated Use of Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods

(2012 -2014)

The purpose of this research proposal is to aggregate geotechnical and seismological data at selected sites and correlate them with geophysical data in order to calibrate and correlate the individual methods.

ISLAND CULTURES IN A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF THERASIA

ISLAND CULTURES IN A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF THERASIA

(2012 -2014)

The Therasia Project is a multidisciplinary study of the history of the island that is operated by a) the University of Crete, Department of History and Archaeology (supervisor: Professor Iris Tzachili) b) the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architecture and the Postgraduate Interdepartmental Program on the Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments (supervisor: Professor Clairy Palyvou) and c) the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (supervisor: Dr Marisa Marthari).

THALΕS: Enhance Interdisciplinary research and innovation with the possibility of attracting high-quality researchers from abroad by conducting basic and applied excellence research

IGEAN

Innovative Geophysical Approaches for the Study of Early Agricultural Villages of Neolithic Thessaly

(2012 -2015)

The specific project will carry out systematic and extensive geophysical surveys in a number of Neolithic magoules in Thessaly and in order to achieve this it will design and implement a specific geophysical strategy for the fast and high resolution assessment of the subsurface of them.