Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Soundscapes of the Balkan and Mediterranean city

Soundscapes of the Balkan and Mediterranean city (18th- beginnings of the 20th c.)

(2018 )

This project, part of the broader action Kripis II, aims at the pilot exploration of the soundscape of the Balkan and Mediterranean city, with an emphasis on the transition from the preindustrial to the contemporary city.

The Black Sea and its port- cities from the 18th to the 20th century. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

The Black Sea and its port- cities from the 18th to the 20th century. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

(2012 -2015)

The aim of the project was the identification, analysis and synthesis of the economic and social develοpment of 20 port-cities of the Black Sea that formed an integrated market that became the larger grain-exporting area in the world in the second half of the nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century.

History of the cities of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans (18th-20th c.)

History of the cities of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans (18th-20th c.)

(2006 -2014)

The main objective of the project is the contribution to a better understanding of the urban phenomenon in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean in the modern and contemporary period, through a comparative approach that permits us to go beyond the limitations of the national framework within which usually take place the historical studies.

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.

The city in modern times

The city in modern times

(1994 -2011)

This project, in collaboration with the General State Archives of Cyclades, aimed mainly at the creation of an exemplary database for Ermoupolis of Syros (19th-20th century), by processing the most important sources that are available for the city: municipal registers, population censuses, civil records, notarial and judicial records, proceedings of the municipal council, archives of educational and philanthropic institutions, and other evidence that constitute series.