Modern Greek history in the digital domain: preserving, displaying and teaching the past.
Department of Social and Education Policy, University of the Peloponnese
The research project ‘Modern Greek History in the Digital Domain’ aimed at the creation of a website which comprises a thematic database on modern Greek history. The database is constructed around eleven thematic categories that are important for both for scholarly research and educational purposes and comprises entries on digital material from a variety of sources. The website also contains an essay on modern Greek society and culture which functions as a hypertext and as a guide to the database. Finally, the website offers information about digital collections and material as well as useful links for modern Greek history and modern Greek studies.
In addition to the website, the project also involves a workshop on ‘Society, History and Memory: Explorations in Old and New Media’, to be held at the University of the Peloponnese, on 21–22 December 2012. The main aim of the workshop is to obtain feedback for the website from specialists but also to explore the themes of history and memory within the context of contemporary media. A selection of papers will be published.
The project will explore theoretical investigations of its principal theme but also empirical research on digital aspects of modern Greek history.
Efi Gazi, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Education Policy, University of the Peloponnese
Antonis Liakos, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Archaeology,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dimitris Bilalis, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly
Alexandra Patrikiou, Historian, PhD, Pantio University
Stelios Kymionis, Historian, Editor of Audiovisual Collections, ERT Archives
Kostas Koutsourakis, Web designer