Academic Programmes

Online applications

Discover rare items from the 15th to the 19th centuries in free applications of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation. The applications form the results of the research programmes funded by the Foundation and created in collaboration with academic and research institutions.

INSPIRAL portal for travel literature

Online portal for travel literature and historical geography that hosts rare books from the 15th to the 18th centuries from private and public collections. - Read More
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The 1832/33 Ottoman Property Survey of Cyprus

Through the project database, you can explore this rich and unique historical source on the people, society, economy, the environment and culture of the island. Find out who held properties, their households, where they lived, and the kinds of property they held. - Read More
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The first triangulated survey of Cyprus by Kitchener (1878-1883)

Through a 19th century historic map, a wealth of information on the geography and culture of Cyprus is brought to life. - Read More
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Representations of Cyprus

Discover Cyprus of the past through rare maps and engravings! - Read More
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Ottoman manuscript chart of the Mediterranean

An anonymous cartographer (17th-18th century) recorded 842 placenames, denoting coastal towns, islands, islets, reefs, bays, capes and river estuaries of the Mediterranean basin.
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