Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Research Projects

Neolithic Thessaly

Re-evaluation of the Dynamics of the Thessalian Neolithic Period: Habitation Patterns and Resource Management

(2006 -2010)

The goal of the research project was the development of methodologies for the registration and mapping of the Neolithic settlements of Thessaly through geomorphological approaches and the use of Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS.

EMERIC

EMERIC

(2003 -2005)

Aim of the project is the development of an Expert System for the Monitoring, Management & Protection of the Natural  Landscape & Environmental Resources of the Island of Crete.

THALETAS

The Violin Tradition in the Cretan Traditional Music, "THALETAS" in the context of EPET II

(1994 -1999)

(IMS-FORTH, MUSIC DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS)

The aim of the research program was to conduct extensive ethno-musicological research to record the living violin tradition in the island of Crete.

ELISTOKAINO

Time Perception and Mechanical Timekeepers in the Greek Lands, 18th-20th c.

(2013 -2015)

Research Coordinator: Andreas Lyberatos
Research Group: Marinos Sariyannis, Dimitrios Charitatos

Egeria

Egeria: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage

(2006 -2008)

The project focuses on pilgrimage sites, the immovable and movable pilgrimage monuments that are interspersed in the Mediterranean landscape and its aim was the establishment of a network of cooperation for the documentation, preservation, enhancement and promotion of pilgrimage monuments.

e-MEM

e-MEM

(2004 )

The e-MEM project seeks to create the foundation for a tool that enables ubiquitous exchange of graveyard and related information over the web.

DIAVATIS

Interactive System for Improving the Release of Tourist and Historical Data - DIAVATIS

(2003 -2005)

Aim of the project is to create an interactive information system for the management and promotion of the cultural heritage and the natural environment of the islands of Greece.

The Island of Andros under Ottoman Rule

The Island of Andros under Ottoman Rule

(2002 -2017)

The aim of the project was to study the economic and social history of the island of Andros under Ottoman administration (1538/1579-1821), in the light of the information provided by the Ottoman documents preserved on the island and by archive material from the Basbakanlik Ottoman Archive in Istanbul. The ultimate goal of the project was to contribute to a wider study of the Aegean island societies under Ottoman rule.

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

(2000 )

The project aims at the translation of the Ottoman judicial registers (seriye sicilleri), a source of special importance for the Cretan history, preserved in the Turkish Archive of Herakleio (Ott. Kandiye), in continuation of the work of the late Nikolaos Stavrinides.

CRINNO MUSIC II

The musical tradition of lyra in Cretan folk music in Rethymno prefecture

(2000 -2006)

The aim of the research program was to conduct extensive ethno-musicological research to record the living lyre tradition of the Rethymno prefecture area. The major objective of the Program was to record musical works from professional and semi-professional musicians of Rethymno origins and to collect and document the material through field research and participatory observation.

Greek Shipping during the Revolution: Merchant Shipping and Navy, 1821-1831

Greek Shipping during the Revolution: Merchant Shipping and Navy, 1821-1831

(2016 -2019)

The aim of the program is to highlight the role of the merchant and naval fleets in the successful outcome of the War of Independence, but also during the early years of the Greek State, taking into account its economic and military action.

Paris-Athens 1919-1939: The Double Voyage / Paris-Athènes 1919-1939 : le double voyage.

Paris-Athens 1919-1939: The Double Voyage / Paris-Athènes 1919-1939 : le double voyage.

(2008 -2012)

The goal of the project is the systematic and thorough study of the cultural influences, the social relations and the reciprocal exchange of ideas between Greece and France, from 1919 to 1939.

OttPol

History of Ottoman Political Thought

(2007 -2015)

The aim of the project is to study all the known Ottoman texts of political thought and ideology, with the ultimate goal of producing a comprehensive book on Ottoman political ideas before the Tanzimat.

SE RISK

Advanced techniques for SEismic RISK reduction in Mediterranean Archipelago Regions

(2006 -2007)

SE-RISK aims to develop a general and modular methodology for creating earthquake-risk scenarios that concentrates on the distinctive features of Mediterranean Archipelago towns and sub-regions, including both current and historical buildings.

Archimedes

Archimedes

(2005 )

Archimedes focuses on the development of contemporary and integrated methodologies that would control the pollution caused by places of sanitary burial of waste.

History of the countryside: Greek rural economy in the interwar years

History of the countryside: Greek rural economy in the interwar years

(2001 -2008)

The project aimed at building a Data Base Management System (DBMS) populated with all the available quantitative data on the Interwar Greek rural economy.

METOPO

Aspects of the theatrical landscape: the travels of foreign actors in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Fermentations and interactions between East and West

(2018 -2020)

The aim of this research project is to trace, record and process the landscapes of the wandering actors and actresses in the wider Mediterranean region and the Black Sea and to investigate the artistic and cultural interactions between the Greek and the European theatre from about mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth.

ELISTOKAINO

Innovation and ‘Greekness’ in the Fields of Art and Art Criticism, 19th Centrury

(2013 -2015)

The aim of the program is to study the 19th century when, after the establishment of the Greek state, the transfer of Western artistic models/formulas have been instituted/established.

Ottoman Sources for the History of the Island of Lefkada

Ottoman Sources for the History of the Island of Lefkada

(2009 -2011)

The aim of the project is to study the economic and social history of the island of Lefkada (Aya Mavra) under Ottoman administration (1479-1684).