'Rediscovering Cyprus: Digital Dialogues between History and Geography'

Auditorium "Filippos Tsimpoglou", Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou", University of Cyprus, 20 October 2023

In the context of the digital humanities, the research programmes of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation conducted in collaboration with the Department of Geography at Harokopio University, digital applications and educational books focussing on Cyprus will be presented. The event is under the auspices of the University of Cyprus.

All of the research programmes and their results highlight historical information regarding the geography, economy, environment and people of Cyprus. They are aimed at children and young people, as material for educational activities, as well as at the scientific community.

The event will be of interest to every Cypriot seeking the history of their country, tour guides, teachers, professors and researchers. The open access digital applications offer innovative tools for education and research.


15:45 - 16:00 ARRIVAL


  • Tasos Christofides
    Rector of the University of Cyprus
  • Mara Nikolaidou
    Rector of the Harokopio University
  • Artemis Scutari
    Chairperson of the Sylvia loannou Foundation

16:15 - 18:30 PART A: Presentation of research programmes and academic activities
Coordinator - commentator: Mara Nikolaidou

  • Research and educational activities of the Sylvia Ioannou Chair for Digital Humanities
    Apostolos Sarris, Professor of the Sylvia Ioannou Chair, University of Cyprus
  • Textualising the Experience – Digitalising the Text: Cyprus through Travel Literature (15th-18th Centuries). Presentation of the Selected Papers from the 4th International Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation
    Julia Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister, Professor, University of Cyprus
  • The research collabrorations of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and the Department of Geography of Harokopio University:
    ─ The first triangulated survey of Cyprus by Kitchener (1878-1883)
    ─ Representations of Cyprus
    ─ The 1832/33 Ottoman Property Survey of Cyprus
    Christos Chalkias, Professor, Harokopio University,
    Antonis Hadjikyriacou, Assistant Professor, Panteion University

18:30 - 19:00 BREAK
During the break the proper equipment will be available for the audience to explore the applications.
19:00 - 20:00 PART B: Presentation of educational books and mobile application – Making research accessible to the wider public
Coordinator - commentator: Antonis Hadjikyriacou

  • History, Geography, Modern Art and Education: Educational books based on the research collaborations of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and the Department of Geography of Harokopio University
    Evanthia (Evi) Tselika, Assistant Professor, University of Nicosia
  • The River Speaks: Water, Land and People on the Pediaios – An experiential digital walk based on the triangulated survey of Cyprus by Kitchener (1878-1883)
    Despo Pasia, Museum & Art Educator

Certificate of attendance will be submitted electronically after the end of the event, upon request.

Language of the event: Greek