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The study of the philhellenic phenomenon was the main and most systematic scientific work of Loukia Droulia, which bore rich research fruits, such as books, articles and publications in the press. In the present study, which is part of her unpublished dissertation, the publishing phenomenon of philhellenism during the Greek War of Independence, is interpreted. The author focuses on the processing of quantitative data of publications in relation to their geographical distribution, as recorded in the Bibliography of philhellenism, to determine precisely the dimensions of the publishing phenomenon of the philhellenic movement. She also deals with the categorisation of publications by literary genres, inquiring into the persons or groups that acted or expressed themselves during the Greek War of Independence, when the Romantic Movement was in full swing. This volume includes as an appendix four additional publications, produced by the author and published in collective volumes; they outline the philhellenic
movement and highlight important aspects of the phenomenon. The publication of the honorary volume for Loukia Droulia, who for many years was the director of the Institute of Historical Research, and the continuation of her work on philhellenism, whose research she established, is a minimal contribution in her memory.

 

The systematic collection, study, and publication in corpora of Greek and Latin inscriptions from Northern Greece has been a long-standing program of the Institute for the last four decades. This volume is a Supplement to the oldest epigraphic corpus in the series (published in 1985), with the inscriptions from Upper Macedonia. The Supplement includes all inscriptions published therein, with a translation in English, and updated apparatus, bibliography and commentary for each entry, as well as a full edition of all inscriptions from this region published since 1985. Our goal is to provide regular updates for this and other similar Supplements, in order to provide the international scholarly community with convenient, up-to-date and open-access research tools containing all epigraphic evidence from the areas covered by our research programme.

The circulation of Roman currency in Greece and the southern Balkans under the Republic has long intrigued historians and numismatists for various reasons that, in one way or another, pertain to the different ways in which it penetrated in the East as opposed to the West.

The collected papers in this volume set out to further our understanding of the political and monetary expansion of Rome from the Italian peninsula to the Greek territories and the southern Balkans as well as its impact on local economies and societies. The approaches in this volume, whether numismatic in nature and focused on regional peculiarities or historical and theoretical, give new impetus to prior research on the topic and offer valuable documentation for the development of the interchanges between Rome, Greece and the Balkans until the final dominance of Rome and Roman currency, which became eventually integrated into local economies by the middle of the 1st century BC.

 

Eight historians reflect on the relationship between scholarly research and literature: to what extent may a historian draw inspiration from one’s love for literature to enhance critical thought and scientific methodology? How does scholarly writing relate to literary prose? How do scholars deal with historical sources initially perceived as works of fiction? Can literary works serve as a reliable historical source? For centuries history and literature were inextricably intertwined; in fact, literature often performed the task we now associate with the academic study of history. Fiction continues to inspire historical research by unlocking possibilities of interpretation as well as by presenting us with symbolic usages of language and enhancing hermeneutical awareness. But to what extent and through which channels? The eight texts in this volume shed new light on these questions by succumbing to the temptation of personal experimentation with literature to various degrees. After all, the extent to which a historian is knowingly or unknowingly lured by the muses is in itself a fascinating and, as yet, unexplored question.

 

The systematic collection, study, and publication in corpora of Greek and Latin inscriptions from Northern Greece constitute a long-standing program
of the Institute for the last four decades. This volume is a Supplement to the second epigraphic corpus in the series (published in 1998), and covering the inscriptions from Beroia. The Supplement includes all inscriptions published therein, with a translation in English, and updated apparatus, bibliography and commentary for each entry, as well as a full edition of all inscriptions from this region published since 1998. Our goal is to provide regular updates for this and other similar Supplements, in order to provide the international scholarly community with convenient, uptodate and open-access research tools containing all epigraphic evidence from the areas covered by our research program.

 

This volume, alongside its sister volume “Poetry and Prose”, brings together fourteen essays from the vibrant field of Science and Literature. Each of the two volumes has been structured around specific themes that link its papers. The themes here are Imagination, Medicine and Space. Imagination, is understood not only as an analytical category on its own right, but also as a way forward for the field as a whole. The articles contained in the section describe possible contours and directions of future research. Medicine is a tragically relevant topic in these pandemic times, but that it would become such a notorious subject would have come as a surprise four years ago, when the first papers included in this second section were first presented. The third and concluding section is Space, appearing not only as a geographical denomination, but also as an imaginary topos and as the site of a specific activity. Collectively, these essays represent a range of scholars working in periods from the 18th century to the 20th, in spaces as far apart as Greece, Uruguay, Australia and Trinidad and in topics ranging from quantum physics to the plague. To do so, they bring to bear an equally varied set of methodologies and theoretical apparatus from literary studies, epistemology, philosophy of technology, history of science and psychoanalysis. The range of essays collected here also presents a host of narrative styles and modes of academic expression. The contributors to these two volumes hail not only from academia, but are also artists, independent scholars and passionate enthusiasts of local history and art. This way, the volume brings to the fore the interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, or even at times, a-disciplinarity of Science and Literature studies.

 

This volume also aims to tackle the emerging and vibrant theme of” Science and Literature”. Its fifteen original essays study all kinds of written works of art, such as novels, plays and poems. What would be a rather pedestrian view of literature acquires further depth when considered through its interaction with the physical sciences. Scholars from such diverse fields as Philosophy, History of Science, Literary Analysis and Science Education take up the question of parallel strategies used by scientists and novelists, or even of similar modes of expression and identity formation in scientific and artistic circles. Once again, a plethora of ideas and questions open up.
As is true with its sister volume “Imagination, Medicine and Space”, the essays collected in this publication are organized around the specific themes, which here are Poetry and Prose. The contributors use a multitude of voices, narratives and methodologies, from the most formal to some that challenge the limits and norms of academic discourse. While by no means a full map of the diverse field that is Science and Literature, the variety of viewpoints helps underline the expanding space of differing approaches. Some run in parallel, others diverge, and at times, they are paradigmatically incommensurable, but taken together, they show the diversity which is the true strength of the field.

 

Η μελέτη αποσκοπεί σε μία συνολική παρουσίαση τόσο της εθνογένεσης όσο και της επέκτασης των πρώιμων Σλάβων στην Ανατολική, Κεντρική και Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη κατά τους 5ο-7ο αι. Με βάση τα σημερινά γεωγραφικά όρια, θα επιχειρηθεί η παρουσίαση του ζητήματος για κάθε μία σύγχρονη χώρα ξεχωριστά προκειμένου να καταδειχθούν οι εθνολογικές και πολιτισμικές μεταβολές που επέφερε η σλαβική μετανάστευση κατά τη μετάβαση από την ύστερη Αρχαιότητα στον πρώιμο Μεσαίωνα.

Αντικείμενο του έργου είναι η μεταγραφή, η έκδοση και ο σχολιασμός του κειμένου της ανέκδοτης Εντολής του Δούκα της Κρήτης Leone Duodo (1459), η οποία απόκειται στη Βρετανική Βιβλιοθήκη.

Η Πράξη με τίτλο: «ΑΝΑΒΑΘΜΙΣ. Ανάπτυξη της ιστορικής
έρευνας: μελέτες και ψηφιακές εφαρμογές» και κωδικό
MIS 5002357 εντάσσεται στη «Δράση Στρατηγικής
Ανάπτυξης Ερευνητικών και Τεχνολογικών Φορέων» και
χρηματοδοτείται από το Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα
«Ανταγωνιστικότητα, Επιχειρηματικότητα και Καινοτομία»
στο πλαίσιο του ΕΣΠΑ 2014-2020, με τη συγχρηματοδότηση
της Ελλάδας και της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (Ευρωπαϊκό
Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης).