Funding for Research Programmes 2016

Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH)  


The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation is the founding donor of the Research Centre for Humanities (KEAE) and in addition, on an annual basis, funds the operation and the activities of the Centre.

In 2016, with funding from the Foundation, 9 research programmes were conducted, along with other scientific and scholarly activities, and at the same time the Centre’s operational expenses were covered.  


Programme of research funding  

Each year the programme supports projects of one year’s duration across the whole spectrum of the Humanities. In 2016 the following projects were conducted:  


– Nikolaos Dimakis: “Archaeology of the death of children: children’s graves in Attica from the classic and Hellenistic period”

– Anna Maria Droubouki: “Rectifying the past: German reparations for the Holocaust of the Greek Jews”

– Menelaos-Dimitrios Kountouras: “Music and poetry of the troubadours in the Latin kingdom of Thessaloniki after 1204”

– Leandros Kyriakopoulos: “Performing Euphoric Cosmopolitanism: Public Space and Nomadism in Electronic Dance Music Culture”

– Petros Petrides: “Digital Work: Theorycraft and Data Bases in the Context of Internet Games”

– Nikos Potamianos: “The Carnival of Athens 1800-1940: popular culture, bourgeois culture, hegemony”

Independent Researchers

– Hypatia Vourloumi: “Performancescapes: Fugitive Athens and the Arts of the Possible.’

Research Groups

– Antonis Vradis, Giorgos Mattes: “Police Science in digital environments”

– Zisis Kotionis, Ioanna Barkouta, Antonis Antoniou: “Housing policies and habitation practices within a state of emergency in the city of Volos (1922-2015)


Other scientific and scholarly initiatives

In 2016 KEAE initiated preparation for the research programme entitled “The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive”. More specifically, agreements have been concluded with organizations able to provide archival material for establishment of the digital archive in question (Parliamentary Library, General State Archives. Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Museum of Folk Musical Instruments – Phoibos Anogeianakis Collection etc.), which in its final form will include material of a different type (archival, textual, visual, audio, audiovisual) on different aspects of the period of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

The programme seeks to employ mainly young researchers and its completion is planned to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.  


Interesting facts

- The Research Centre for the Humanities received  314 valid applications for the research funding programme (46 in the category “Independent Researchers”, 124 in the category “Post-doctoral” and 144 applications in the category “Research Groups”)

- More than one third of the proposals submitted to the research funding programme fell within the subject area “Cultures and Cultural Production”.


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