The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is one of the first institutions in Greece to apply new electronic methods, in addition to digitization, for the processing of its collections. The beginning was made with the innovative Travelogues – Travellers’ Views website, and then with the ToposText and TravelTrails: Mission and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500-1830 applications followed. The Foundations systematically aims to highlight issues and resources that educate and facilitate in-depth research.
Travelogues – Travellers’ Views (travelogues.gr)
A panorama of travel illustrations –more than 20,000 images– from travel accounts (15th-19th centuries), indexed and documented in Greek, English and Turkish, awaits all visitors to discover its diverse material. Find more details here.
TravelTrails ( traveltrails.gr)
An online database of travellers’ accounts in the Eastern Mediterranean
from the early 16th century up to 1830. The project is realized in collaboration with the Gennadius Library of ASCSA. Find more details about the project here.
*First prize in the 2022 International Digital Humanities Awards Competition (category: Best project for the promotion of sources, Best DH Dataset).
TravellersMap, an online modern map of traveling, aims at promoting the Hellenic world as well as at acquainting the general public with rare archival material. With an emphasis on Ηellenic civilization, the aim was to create a dialogue about history through rare sources with the wider public. TravellersMap acts as an alternative tour guide.
TravellersMap is the outcome of a successful series of tours, known as “Online guided tours in Asia Minor” and “Online tours in the Aegean”, both of which occurred as an example of reusing the online meetings as imposed by the covid-19 pandemic.
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*First prize in the 2022 International Digital Humanities Awards Competition (category: Best application for the promotion of data, Best DH Data Visualization).
A new digital tool, (Mapping incunables in Greek libraries), which presents the dispersion of incunables in Greek libraries. It is a comprehensive digital tool that will aid research around the circulation of texts in Greece from the 16th century onwards, the commercial networks and economic value of books, the production of printed books aimed at a Greek-speaking audience, the identity of readers and significant personalities that played a part in the creation of significant Greek libraries that continue their work to the present day.
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ToposText© won This innovative website and application employs an interactive map to connect places to ancient Greek and Latin literature. The application won a 2016 “Digital Humanities Award”, in the category Best Use DH Public Engagement. Detail for the project can be found here.
Finally, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation participates in the European-funded Tracce application program, an innovative travel application that invites users to explore Greece through specific routes that combine the view of 19th century travellers with the knowledge of the 21st through 9 routes.