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.
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.