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29.01.2016
29.01.2016

Scientific Societies Program | Results Announcement

Scientific Societies Program | Results Announcement

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation is announcing the results of the public call for the support of scientific societies and associations in the humanities and social sciences. The Foundation received a total of 243 proposals from institutions engaged in scientific work that falls under the humanities and social sciences and greenlighted funding for 8 of them.

Following the formal review process, the requests that fell within the program’s scope were forwarded to the members of an expert committee specifically appointed for this purpose, who reviewed the proposed projects in terms of their originality and multiplier effect, each applicant’s activities and contribution to the scientific domain, as well as the project’s overall quality and final deliverable.

The Foundation’s support program aims to strengthen each individual institution and enable it to sustain and expand its activities on more solid foundations. In this context, the proposals that were shortlisted were the ones that help scientific societies interact more closely with the public, attract new members, upgrade their tech infrastructure and support initiatives that promote openness and improve the diffusion of accumulated knowledge by taking full advantage of new methodologies.

The proposed projects that will be funded are as follows (in alphabetical order):

1. Corfu Reading Society - Corfu

Digitization and public dissemination of archival material (newspapers and maps)

2. Athens Anthropological Society - Ethnofest

Development of visual anthropology data base

3. Archeion Taxis - Kalamata

Development of “Archive Alert” system for the preservation of archival material

4. Philippos Iliou Bibliology Workshop - Athens

Development of a new Greek bibliography research tool

5. Greek Economic History Society - Athens

Further development of the website to improve access and communication with members, enable live streaming of lectures and offer updates on the latest literature

6. Centre for Research and Conservation of Archaeological Textiles (ARTEX) - Athens

Web presence upgrade

7. Kapodistrias Museum, Centre of Kapodistrian Studies - Corfu

Website development

8. Radical Geography Notebooks - Athens

Implementation of outreach initiatives

 

Moreover, the Foundation and the program’s expert committee greenlighted partial funding for 10 projects submitted by the following societies or associations:

1. Contemporary Social History Archives - Athens

2. Ancient Greek Drama Summer School - Eleusis

3. Collective Planning and Design - Athens

4. Hellenic Society for the Educational Provision for Creative / Gifted / Talented Children and Adolescents - Athens

5. Society of Cretan History Studies - Herakleion, Crete

6. Society for the Study of Modern Hellenism - Athens

7. Hellenic Authors’ Society - Athens

8. Syros Institute - Syros

9. EcoMuseum Zagori - Kipoi, Zagori

10. Exile Museum - Athens

 

The Foundation would like to thank all those who responded to our public call by submitting a proposal.

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