Programme "Scientific projects"

Museum of Oral History: an 'experiential' research tool for preservational and educational purposes

Department of Preschool Education, University of Crete


Aim of the project is the design, construction and organization of the Museum of Oral History (MOHI) as a research and educational tool available in the hands of pupils and educators. Side goals of the project are, on the one hand, the training of Primary and High School pupils on methods of language data collection and processing and, on the other hand, the collection, processing, filing, preservation, and diffusion of dialectal linguistic data which will be available in audiovisual files. MOHI will have the form of a digital platform. MOHI will be useful as a tool for teaching language, geography, social sciences, local history, familiarize pupils with environmental education and any topic relevant to education. MOHI will a) contribute to the awareness of pupils regarding dialectal issues, b) demonstrate the importance of the latter as linguistic systems and c) investigate topics of local history. 

This project was evaluated and funded as part of the Foundation’s effort to support research teams with all their members being under 40 years old.

Website created as a result of the project: (in Greek)

Final report (in Greek)




Marina Tzakosta, Assistant Professor, Department of Preschool Education, University of Crete

Project's Team:

Anna Sfakianaki, Postodoctoral Researcher, University of Crete

Angelos Patsias, Teacher, Fourfouras Primary School, Rethymno, Crete

Gallou University Campus

74100 Rethymno Crete

Tel.: +30 28310 77 650

Fax: +30 2831077 564 (in Greek)