This presentation aims to discuss the collaborative and the interdisciplinary research project “The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive” (organized and implemented by the Research Center for the Humanities based in Athens https://www.rchumanities.gr/en/1821-about-the-project/ ). The project seeks to build a digital archive, to provide a platform for researches and the broader public with a variety of material (archives, collections, works of art, everyday objects, folk songs, and other historical artifacts), and to raise new research questions with an emphasis on the European, transnational and global context of the Revolution. In addition, material concerning Greek-Russian trans-cultural relations and examples of using the archival content to produce digital historical narratives, scenarios, and exhibits will be presented.
Ada Dialla is Associate Professor of European History at the Department of Theory and History of Art, School of Fine Arts (Athens) and until recently was chair of the Department. She has studied History at the School of History, State University of Moscow (Lοmonosov) (B.A. and M.Sc.), at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens and at the Department of Political Science of the University of Athens. She was a visiting researcher at the Russian Academy of Science (St Petersburg), at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and at the Jordan Center for Advanced Studies in Russia of New York University. She is a founding member and chairman of the Athens based Governing Board of the Research Center for the Humanities. Her main research interests are 19th and 20th century Russian and European history. Her recent book is co-authored with Alexis Heraclides and is entitled Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century. Setting the Precedent (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015).