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GRAFMEDIA: GRAFfiti-Mediterranean Dialogue

GRAFMEDIA establishes historic graffiti as a key source for our understanding of the past. Reversing the traditional top-down perspective in historical research, GRAFMEDIA offers a bottom-up approach focusing on an understudied, yet of great emerging significance source that preserves visual and verbal insights into the daily life, religion, and cultural identity of past societies.

The project focuses in the culturally rich region of the Eastern Mediterranean where during the Late Medieval and the Early Modern periods, maritime economic and cultural exchanges between Christian Europe and the Islamic Middle East irreversibly shaped the region’s history. Graffiti contain the ‘voices’ of pilgrims, travelers, merchants moving along the Adriatic and Eastern Mediterranean itineraries between the 14th and 18th centuries.

CyI Principal Investigator

Mia Trentin
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Additional Info

  • Acronym: GRAFMEDIA
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: Research Promotion Foundation - OPPORTUNITY/0916/MSCA/0010
  • CyI Funding: € 150,000.00
  • Funding Period: 24 months
  • Starting Date: 14/01/2019
  • End Date: 13/01/2021
  • Coordinator: The Cyprus Institute

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