Dissemination

In order to maximise impact and ensure the optimal dissemination and utilisation of knowledge beyond academia, MedIns has been specifically designed to address itself to society at large. The impact of academic knowledge in the countries most closely associated with the project (i.e. Greece and Cyprus) is limited as far as the general public – particularly so with reference to history. Popular perceptions of history reproduce mainstream and official narratives revolving around 'great men', wars, and 'history from above'. Topics such as environmental, climatic, culinary, or cultural history have yet to reach wider audiences.

Combining such themes and topics, as well as the more immediate questions of the project, MedIns will establish strong links and communication channels between the research community and society at large. Particular emphasis is laid to schools and schoolchildren, in engaging and educating the citizens of the future, and raising awareness on the importance of historical research. The aim of outreach activities will be to underline how the knowledge and practices accumulated over many centuries can help provide inspiration for addressing modern problems such as climate change, the environment, rural culture, and water-management. In this way, historical research is not an 'ivory tower' activity, but a means to learn from past societies in dealing with contemporary problems. After all, the questions historians ask are always related to the issues faced by the societies they live in.

In fulfilling the objective of broadening dissemination, four particular types of communication channels will be used: the media, education, art, and cultural heritage management.

Interviews

Radio interviews

Astra 92,8 FM, “Ιστορικές διαδρομές” [Historical itineraries],
19 December 2014

Astra 92,8 FM, “Ιστορικές διαδρομές” [Historical itineraries],
27 February 2015

Astra 92,8 FM, “Ιστορικές διαδρομές” [Historical itineraries],
11 December 2015

Astra 92,8 FM, “Ιστορικές διαδρομές” [Historical itineraries],
4 March 2016

Newspaper interviews

Interview with Antigoni Solomonidou Drousiotou in Phileleftheros Cypriot Daily Newspaper, 26 March 2016.


Interview with Christina Lambrou in Parathyro Arts and Culture Sunday Supplement of Politis Cypriot Daily Newspaper, 8 May 2016. To read the web version of interview please click here, to download the PDF version click here.

Public events


Conferences and lectures

Host Location Event/Conference Paper title Dates
Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, N.J. Digital Ottoman Platform 2 Spatial history projects in Crete, Cyprus and beyond 19-25 June 2016
Department of Antiquities Nicosia European Night of Museums, Lecture at the Hadjiyorgakis Kornesios Mansion/ Ethnological Museum Ένας Αρμένιος, ένας Τούρκος και ένας Έλληνας: Νησιωτικότητα και τοπική εξουσία στην Οθωμανική Κύπρο 15 May 2016
Panteion University Athens Modernization, Europe and Nation-State Early Modernity as the reflection of the neoliberal subject (with Daphne Lappa) 15-17 April 2016
AkMed: Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations, Koç University Antalya Lecture series Insularities connected:
Mediterranean insularity
in global perspective (with Alexis Rappas)
12 March 2014
University of Cyprus, Archaeological Research Unit Nicosia Public Lectures Series Νησιά και Αυτοκρατορίες: Η Παραγωγή του Χώρου στην Οθωμανική Κύπρο 29 February 2016
University of Birmingham, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies Birmingham, UK Lecture Insularity, Empire and the ‘Spatial Turn’: Ottoman Cyprus and the Early Modern Mediterranean 24 Februrary 2016

see video below

Boğaziçi University, Department of History Istanbul Museum Lectures Series Insularity, Empire and the ‘Spatial Turn’: Ottoman Cyprus and the Early Modern Mediterranean 3 December 2015
King’s College, University of London London Cyprus Gazetteer website launch The Mediterranean Insularities project: dealing with toponyms in Ottoman Cyprus 3 November 2015
University of Oxford Oxford Book preparation workshop for Re-imagining Political Communities in the Mediterranean: Peoples, Nations, and Empires in the Age of Democratic Revolution (edited by Joanna Innes and Mark Philp) Community, representation and political participation in the Greek world (1750-1860). (with Michael Sotiropoulos). 25-26 September 2015
University of Athens Athens History of 20th Century Historiography international conference Early modernity as the reflection of the neoliberal subject (with Daphne Lappa) 18-20 June 2015
Institute of Advanced Study Princeton, N.J. “Digital Ottoman Platform” International invitational workshop Mapping Economic Space in the Ottoman World (with Elias Kolovos) 8-12 June 2015
The University of Warwick Warwick Island Insularity and Connectivity symposium. Insularity and Empire: The production of space in early modern Ottoman Cyprus 1 May 2015
Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FO.R.T.H. Rethymno, Crete “Halcyon Days in Crete IX: Ottoman Political Thought”. International invitational conference Revisiting the millet debate: Community and representation in pre-Tanzimat Cyprus 8-11 January 2015
Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FO.R.T.H. Rethymno, Crete Institute for Mediterranean Studies Lectures Series Ένας Αρμένιος, ένας Τούρκος και ένας Έλληνας: Νησιωτικότητα και τοπική εξουσία στην Οθωμανική Κύπρο 10 December 2014
University of Crete Rethymno, Crete “Islands and islanders in the Aegean and the Mediterranean: Island worlds in the long geo-cultural durée” international invitational conference. Νησιά και Αυτοκρατορίες: Η παραγωγή του χώρου στην Οθωμανική Κύπρο της πρώιμης νεωτερικότητας 6-7 December 2014
École Normale Supérieure Paris Penser la Méditerranée moderne et contemporaine, xvi e -xx e siècle seminar series Insularity and Empire: The production of space in early modern Ottoman Cyprus 3 November 2014
Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris History Research Seminar Series Peasants, consuls and merchants write back: Transmitting information on finance and trade in 18th century Cyprus 2 November 2014
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) Nicosia, Cyprus Treasure Island Exhibition Film screening and discussion: ‘Life Chances: Four Families in a Greek Cypriot Village” (UK, 1974), by Peter Loizos 4 October 2014
University of Oxford Oxford Book preparation workshop for Re-imagining Political Communities in the Mediterranean: Peoples, Nations, and Empires in the Age of Democratic Revolution (edited by Joanna Innes and Mark Philp). Community, representation and political participation in the Greek world (1750-1860). (with Michael Sotiropoulos) 25-26 September 2014

Publications

Antonis Hadjikyriacou, ‘Local Intermediaries and Insular Space in Late-Eighteenth Century Cyprus’, Journal of Ottoman Studies 44 (2014), pp. 427-456. [Article link here]


Antonis Hadjikyriacou and Elias Kolovos, ‘Rural Economies and Digital Humanities: Prospects and Challenges’, in Ottoman Rural Societies and Economies: Halcyon Days in Crete VIII, ed. Elias Kolovos (Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2015), pp. 415-421.


Antonis Hadjikyriacou, ‘The Province Goes to the Center: the Case of Hadjiyorgakis Kornesios, Dragoman of Cyprus’, in Living in the Ottoman Realm: Sultans, Subjects, and Elites, eds., Christine Isom-Verhaaren and Kent F. Schull (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016), pp. 238-253.


Antonis Hadjikyriacou is guest editor of a special issue of the journal Princeton Papers entitled Insularity in the Ottoman World, Volume 19 (2016). Also to be published as an edited volume by Markus Weiner Publishers, Princeton.

Videos

Lecture at the University of Birmingham, 24 February 2016

Cultural Heritage Management

In collaboration with Geo-Metric Ltd., the project is designing an open-source iPhone/Android application which allows users to see their current location on a historical map. This application is addressed to schoolchildren, educators, researchers, as well as tourists who wish to acquire a different spatial experience from another temporal context.