A collective work centred on Cyprus
Twenty-five researchers in seven countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the Czech Republic) collaborated in gathering and classifying information on the natural and built space, the culture and history of Cyprus. They indexed 125 books on travel literature found in the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Collection written in 11 languages (English, French, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Latvian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish and Czech). The literature information is derived from Cyprus and the Levant: Rare Books from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, compiled by Leonora Navari, 3 vols, Athens 2016.
The first step towards the dissemination of the results of the Zefyros Research Programme, addressed to both a scientific and a wider audience, was taken through the 4th International Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation in cooperation with the University of Cyprus. The proceedings will be published soon.