EU-FUNDED PROJECTS
 
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2021-2026
A. Georgiou (Coordinator)
 
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Training the next generation of archeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean (PlaCe)
2021-2025
Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network under the call H2020-MSCA-IΤΝ-2020
V. Kassianidou (Scientist in charge), Athanasios Vionis, Ioannis Ioannou, Theodore Vassileiou, Myrto Kalofonou, Th. Rehren (Coordinator, Cyprus Institute)
 
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Metal Places: Culture Crossroads in Eastern Mediterranean
2021-2023
Funded by the cooperation programme Interreg V-A «Greece-Cyprus» 2014-2020
V. Kassianidou (Scientist in charge), Apostolos Sarris, Andreas Charalambous, Savvina Hadjipanteli, Eleni Philippaki (Coordinator, NCSR "Demokritos")
 
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COST Action SAGA - THE SOIL SCIENCE & ARCHAEOLOGICAL GEOPHYSICS ALLIANCE: Going beyond prospection
2019-2023
Apostolos Sarris (Vice Chair and Member of the Research Team)
 
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The Use of Glazing Traditions to Examine the Dynamics of Interaction Between Cultures in Contact: A Case Study of Cypriot Glazed Wares from the 11th to the 17th Centuries AD (GLAZE)
2017 – 2019
Funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship under the call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), C. Ting (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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V. Kassianidou (Scientist in charge, UCY), Ph. Kyriakidis (Coordinator, CUT)
 
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Social Networking and Raw Material Selectivity in Early Prehistoric Mediterranean Seascapes (PRENET)
2015 – 2017
Funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship under the call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Th. Moutsiou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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Archaeological Investigations of the Extra-Urban and Urban Landscape in Eastern Mediterranean Centres: A Case-Study at Palaepaphos, Cyprus (ARIEL)
2013 – 2017
Funded by the Marie Curie Actions under the call FP7/PEOPLE/2007-2013
M. Iacovou (Project Coordinator), A. Georgiou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies (NARNIA)
2010 – 2014
Funded by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Programs under the call FP7-PEOPLE-2010
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator)

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WITNESS THE PAST: Educational Programs for Public and Cultural Heritage Professionals on Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities
2010 – 2012
160674-CU-1-2009-1-GR-CULTURE-VOL13
The Project was coordinated by the Technological University of Athens with the collaboration of the Archaeological Research Unit
D. Michaelides, V. Kassianidou, G. Papasavvas (Scientists in charge, UCY)

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Science and Technology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean (STACHEM)
2008 – 2010
FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES 2008-1
V. Kassianidou and D. Michaelides (Scientists in charge, UCY), M. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Special Scientist, UCY), Franco Nicolucci (Project Coordinator, Cyprus Institute)
 
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INTERREG III B ARCHIMED – Byzantine Heritage Network: Rehabilitation, Ηighlighting and Μanagement in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
2006 – 2007
M. Parani (from UCY as a partner) in collaboration with the Dipartimento Attività Produttive, Regione Basilicata (Italy), the Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Istituto per i beni archeologici e monumentali (Italy), the Provincia di Lecce (Italy), the Prefecture of Rethymnon and the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of the University of Athens

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COST - ACTION A27: Understanding Pre-Industrial Structures in Rural and Mining Landscapes
2004 – 2008
V. Kassianidou and E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou (Scientists in charge, UCY)

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COST ACTION G2: Ancient Rural and Industrial Landscapes
1998 – 2001
V. Kassianidou and D. Michaelides (Scientists in chanrge, UCY)

   
   
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOUNDATION PROJECTS
   
 13
Modelling Demography and Adaptation in the Initial Peopling of the Eastern Mediterranean Islandscape - MIGRATE (EXCELLENCE/0421/0050)
2022-2024
Θ. Μούτσιου (Συντονίστρια/Κύρια Ερευνήτρια)
 
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2020 – 2022
O. Kouka (Project Coordinator), S. Menelaou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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2019 – 2022
V. Kassianidou (Scientist in change, UCY), Ph. Kyriakidis (Project Coordinator, CUT)
 
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2018 – 2022
G. Papasavvas (Project Coordinator), A. Georgiadou (Principal Researcher)

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2018 – 2022
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), O. Perdiki (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
 
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2018-2022
Th. Moutsiou (Coordinator/Scientist in charge)
 
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Unlocking the Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus - UnSaLa CY (RESTART 2016-2020, EXCELLENCE HUBS, EXCELLENCE/1216/0362)
2018 – 2021
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), G. Papantoniou (Senior Research Fellow)
 
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2018 – 2020
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Th. Moutsiou (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
 
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Sailing in Cyprus through the Ages
2012 – 2015
S. Demesticha (Project Coordinator), E. Karyda (Principal Researcher)

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MOBILE ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB - STAR LAB (ΝΕΑ ΥΠΟΔΟΜΗ/ΣΤΡΑΤΗΙΙ/0308/30)
2010 – 2014
The Project was coordinated by STARC (Cyprus Institute) with the collaboration of the Archaeological Research Unit
V. Kassianidou and G. Papasavvas (Scientists in charge, UCY), A. Charalambous (Special Scientist, UCY), Sorin Hermon (Coordinator, Cyprus Institute)

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Cyprus Virtual Food Museum
2010 – 2011
D. Michaelides, E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, A. Vionis (Scientists in charge, UCY), G. Chryssanthou (Project Coordinator, UCY)

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Reconstruction of Forest Vegetation and its Exploitation by Ancient Societies, on the basis of Charcoal Analyses (ΠΕΝΕΚ/ΕΝΙΣΧ/0308/35)
2008 – 2011
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Μ. Socratous (Researcher)

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Production and Distribution of Pottery and Social Interraction: An Analytical Study of Cypriot Pottery of the Early and Middle Bronze Age (Κοινω/0506/09)
2006 – 2009
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Μ. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Researcher)

   
   
"A. G. LEVENTIS FOUNDATION" FUNDED PROJECTS
   
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2017 – 2019
M. Iakovou (Project Coordinator)
 
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M. Olympios (Project Coordinator)
 
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The Church of the Transfiguration at Sotera (Famagusta District) in Context: History – Architecture – Murals
2014 – 2016
M. Parani (Project Coordinator)

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KARAVOI: The Ship Graffiti on the Medieval and Post-Medieval Monuments of Cyprus: Mapping, Documentation and Digitisation
2014 – 2016
S. Demesticha (Project Coordinaotor)

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Stirring Pots on Fire: A Diachronic and Interdisciplinary Study of Cooking Pots from Cyprus (CCP)
2011 – 2013
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), M. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

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Moulding Expressions of Culture: The Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus, Nea Paphos (MEC-HOT)
2011 – 2012
D. Michaelides (Project Coordinator), G. Papantoniou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

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The Prehistoric Settlement at the Heraion of Samos (Sacred Road)
2009 – 2011
O. Kouka (Project Coordinator)

   
INTERNAL RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
   
5 Using innovative techniques to study and identify ancient copper alloys: The case of Middle Bronze Age Lapithos
2021-2023
G. Papasavvas (Project Coordinator), A. Charalambous (Special Research Scientist), V. Kassianidou (Collaborator), J. Webb (External Collaborator), C. Hadjigeorghiou (External Collaborator – Geological Survey Department)
 
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A Digital Corpus of Painted Greek Inscriptions from Medieval Cyprus (10th – 13th centuries AD)
2021 – 2023
M. Parani (coordinator)
 
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Rural Life in Cyprus: Digitising and Reconstructing Material Culture Through Monastic Property Lists (18th-19th Centuries) - RURAL CY
2019 – 2021
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou (Collaborator), Ch. Paraskeva (Special Research Scientist)
 
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A Long-Term Response to the Need to Make Modern Development and the Preservation of the Archaeo-Cultural Record Mutually Compatible Operations: Pilot Application at Kouklia Palaipaphos
2007 – 2010
Μ. Iacovou (Project Coordinator)
 
   
"ONISILOS" UCY RESEARCH PROGRAMMES and UCY POST-DOCTORAL PROJECTS
   
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Negotiating Modernity: Rural Dress and Sociocultural Change in Cyprus during the British Period (1878-1960) (NEMO)
2020 – 2022
M. Parani (Project Coordinator), P. Hadjittofi (principal Researcher)
 
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V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), V. Klinkenberg (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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G. Papasavvas (Project Coordinator), F. Schimpf (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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2020 – 2022
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), P. Mylona (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

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Simplifying Complexity (SIMPLEX)
2016 – 2018 (formerly "Post-doctoral Researchers" Programmes)
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), Ch. Paraskeva (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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Cooking Pot Traditions in Ancient Nicosia (Cook-Nic)
2015 – 2017 (formerly "Post-doctoral Researchers" Programmes)
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), M. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
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 (2015-2017) Nasso Papaellina Post-Doctoral Research Projects
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), A. Charalambous (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
 
   
   
OTHER PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS
   
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PROSPECT – an international academic network for research, education and outreach in archaeological prospection
2021-2026
Ghent University International Thematic Network (ITN), Collaboration between the Digital Humanities Geoinformatics Laboratory and the Ghent University (Philippe de Smedt).
Apostolos Sarris (International partner. Member of the research team).
 
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A National Facility for the 3D Imaging of the Near Surface - LIEF
2021-2022
Collaboration between the Digital Humanities Geoinformatics Laboratory with Flinders University (Ian Moffat). Apostolos Sarris (Partner Investigator).
 
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Peraia of Samothrace Project
2019-2022
Collaboration between the Digital Humanities Geoinformatics Laboratory, Democritus University of Thrace in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rhodope, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Evros and the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) - funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI). Apostolos Sarris (Member of the Research Team).
 
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Mapping the Early Farmers in Thrace
2019-2022
Collaboration between the Digital Humanities Geoinformatics Laboratory, Democritus University of Thrace, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rhodope, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Xanthe, the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), the Department of Physical and Environmental Geography at Aristotle University, and the Laboratory of Archaeometry in the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at NCSR Demokritos - funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI). Member of the Research Team.
Apostolos Sarris
 
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Collaboration between ArtLandS Lab and the University of Princeton - study and publication of the Byzantine-Medieval ceramic finds
A. Vionis (Ceramic Study, ArtLandS Lab, UCY), W. Caraher - S. Moore - A. Papalexandrou - J. Smith (Excavation and Ceramic-Study Team)
 
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Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Research Network (UnSaLa)
2015 – today
Funded by the Irish Research Council, Trinity Long Room Hub, A. G. Leventis Foundation, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
G. Papantoniou (Network Coordinator, University of Bonn), A. Vionis (UCY), Ch. Morris (Trinity College Dublin), A. Sarris (FORTH)

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Heimarros Tower Archaeological Project, Naxos
2015 – today
Funded by the University of Cyprus and the Municipality of Naxos
A. Vionis & O. Filaniotou (Project Coordinators), G. Papantoniou, A. Kaldeli, Ch. Loizou (team members)

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Achaia Survey: Historical Topography of W. Achaia Research Project
2013 – today
Funded by the University of Cyprus, the Municipality of Kato Achaia and the Institute of Local History
A. Vionis (Project Principal Researcher) in collaboration with the Institute of Local History

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TYPIKA: Artefacts and Raw Materials in Byzantine Archival Documents
2012 – today
M. Parani (in collaboration with Freiburg University)

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Digital Boeotia: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Boeotia Digitisation Project
2011 – 2012
Funded by ArtLandS Lab, and the Universities of Cyprus and Leiden
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator)
 
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The architecture and Ornament of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais, France)
2010 – today
M. Olympios (Project Researcher)

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Kastri Group Pottery: The Transmission of Style and Technology in the Early Bronze Aegean II
2003 – present
O. Kouka (from UCY as coordinator), in collaboration with Prof. Emer. Ch.G. Doumas of the Archaeological Society at Athens, with the National Research Center of Natural Sciences 'Demokritos'–Laboratory for Archaeometry (Dr. V. Kilikoglou), Ankara University – Department of Prehistory and Near Eastern Archaeology (Prof. H. Erkanal, Assoc. Prof. V. Şahoglu), Sheffield University-Department of Archaeology and Prehistory (Dr. P. Day) and the University of Western Ontario–Department of Archaeology and Prehistory (Dr. D.E. Wilson)

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Deneia: A Study of Regionalism, Population and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus
2003 – 2007
Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery-Project Grant
D. Frankel, J. Webb, Μ. Iacovou (Project Directors)

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Excavations at Liman Tepe, Izmir
2000 – present
O. Kouka (collaborator of the Izmir Region Excavations and Reseasch Project, conducted by the University of Ankara under the direction of Prof. H. Erkanal)
Excavation and publication of material from the settlement of the Εarly Bronze Age at Liman Tepe