Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

ANCIENTGRKLIT

Leaders and Crisis Management in Ancient Greek Literature

(2022 )

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

PanArtExh

The Institution of Panhellenic Art Exhibitions, 1938-1987

(2020 -2022)

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.

GeSuLaQ

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

(2020 -2021)
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.
UNLPUBLISHED LAND REGISTERS

Land Ownership and Family Farm Income in Nineteenth-Century Greece: The Unpublished Land “Registers” of the Kapodistrian Period (1830)

(2020 -2021)

The aim of the research project “Land Ownership and Family Farm Income in Nineteenth-Century Greece: The Unpublished Land “Registers” of the Kapodistrian Period (1830)” is to study a number of local agricultural statistics produced during the tenure of President Ioannis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.

VCAT-Gr

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

(2020 -2023)

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.

International Film Productions in Greece: The Case of Crete

International Film Productions in Greece: The Case of Crete

(2020 -2021)
JaNet

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

(2019 -2025)
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

DE.F.I.C.I.T

DEcision system For Irrigation in Crete based on Innovative Technologies - DE.F.I.C.I.T

(2019 -2022)

:The purpose of the proposed project is to establish an integrated spatial decision-making system in large-scale (Crete Water District) with the aim of: (a) precisely identifying irrigation needs, according to optimal crop yields and proper management of water resources; b) designing optimal adaptation scenarios for the agricultural sector in the light of upcoming climate change; and c)  the dynamic integration of the above information through the creation of a platform for immediate and real-time updated information to be provided to businesses and entities, whose actions are directly related to the optimal design and management of land improvement projects in the Region of Crete.

Ierapetra Harbour Survey

Geoarchaeological research in the broader area of Ierapetra harbour, Crete

(2019 )

In October 2019 the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in collaboration with the Laboratory of Geophysical Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment of IMS-FORTH undertook a scoping survey of the ancient harbour of Ierapetra (anc. Hierapytna) in Eastern Crete. The objective was to increase our understanding of the ancient harbour and its relationship with the present landscape. The survey examined the eastern mole, the modern harbour area and the western foreshore. The survey revealed a complex landscape, with changes over time that had not been previously noted and which affected the interpretation of the location and access to the ancient harbour. A series of previously unrecorded Roman structures were also identified.

DIATOPO

Διαχρονικά τοπία πολιτισμού της Κρήτης: Αναδεικνύοντας τον θαλάσσιο και ορεινό πλούτο του Μιραμπέλου

(2019 -2022)

Διαχρονικά τοπία πολιτισμού της Κρήτης: Αναδεικνύοντας τον θαλάσσιο και ορεινό πλούτο του Μιραμπέλου

MAPFARM

Mapping the Early Farmers in Thrace

(2019 -2022)

Τhe Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment participates in the project MAPFARM which is held under the auspices of the Democritus University of Thrace and funded by Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. The lab has undertaken the task of the large scale geophysical mapping of various neolithic sites in Xanthi and Rodopi.

UnSaLa

Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa)

(2018 -2020)

This inter-disciplinary network is concerned with the diachronic study of the temporality, spatiality and materiality of Mediterranean sacred landscapes in general.

NAYS

Promotion and material and technical documentation of Greek shipbuilding and naval history – the naval battles of Salamis and Navarino

(2018 -2021)

This project produces new products and services related to the scientific documentation and the promotion of the Greek shipbuilding tradition and the Greek naval history using modern methods of digital recording and visualization and interactive presentation of the exhibits.