Maria Panagiotidi, Dionisis Mourelatos, Nikolas Fissas
Anastasia Vassiliou, Konstantina Tsiorou, Georgia Foukaneli
The project "Byzantine presence in Georgia and Georgian in the Byzantine world: localization and
registration of the relative monuments in an electronic database" (Internet address: http://georgia.arch.uoa.gr/)
was realized by the University of Athens, within the framework of a bilateral scientific cooperation between
Greece and Georgia, and as a pilot effort to create a data bank relative to the subject and accessible to the
scientific community. A special stress has been laid on the research of works of monumental painting in Georgia,
that reflect the relation between Georgian and Byzantine art, while the study of the said material was based on
the existing bibliography and on the spot research as well.
Kleopatra Ferla, Encyclopaedia Micrasiatica Graeca
The development of new technologies gradually differentiates the users' expectations
regarding content. Managing the information is no longer adequate but it is necessary to transform
it and organize it in such a way as to emerge finally as active knowledge. The project Encyclopaedia
Micrasiatica Graeca is an example of the application of this reasoning in the framework of the Humanities.
The program's aim has been the thorough study of all published information concerning
the patronage of religious foundations in medieval Cappadocia, covering a period of eight centuries
(6th-13th), and, primarily, the registration of the above material on a database. This database,
along with the scanned visual material, has been recorded on a CD-ROM, together with two volumes
containing relative texts. This systematic approach to the question of patronage, which combines
archaeological, historical and other existing information, will be completed through potential
re-evaluations and additions, as long as a survey of the area is made possible.
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