Greek Revolution and the Foundation of the Greek State. Digital Collections of the Modern Greek History Research Centre

This digital collection was created within the  of the project "Greek Revolution and Foundation of the Greek State, based on 18th and 19th century historical archives" funded through the 3rd Community Support Framework, Operational program "Information Society 2000-2006" Priority Area: 1 Education and Culture, Measure: 1.3 Documentation and promotion of Greek Culture. It consists of digital copies of documents and publications from 18th and 19th century archives, with a central theme, the Greek Revolution and the Foundation of the Greek State. Among other collections it contains the papers of Dionysios Solomos, Ioannis Kolettis, George Terzetis and Dimitrios Chatziskos.

Collection of books from the Rangavis family library

Greek Revolution and the Foundation of the Greek State. Digital Collections of printed books of the Modern Greek History Research Centre

This digital collection was created within the  of the project "Greek Revolution and Foundation of the Greek State, based on 18th and 19th century historical archives" funded through the 3rd Community Support Framework, Operational program "Information Society 2000-2006" Priority Area: 1 Education and Culture, Measure: 1.3 Documentation and promotion of Greek Culture. It consists of digital copies of  publications with a central theme, the Greek Revolution and the Foundation of the Greek State.

Ionian Islands Prosopography, 19th and 20th centuries

This database brings together in a structured and searchable form biographical data on persons born in or originating from the Ionian Islands, who lived in the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes persons who have appeared in public life (with a political, artistic, scientific, technocratic, cultural or social activity). They may have lived in the Ionian Islands or the Greek State or belonged to the Greek Diaspora. The term origin is understood to mean that at least one of the two parents was born in the Ionian Islands. The data base includes persons who died in or after the year 1800. It does not include living persons.

Calendar of Events 1940-1944

The digital collection Calendar of Events 1940-1944 is a database covering the period from the first day of the Italian attack on Greece, on October 28, 1940, to the installation of the Greek Government in liberated Athens on 18 October 1944. It is based on the documents of the archival series 371 of the British Foreign Office (FO 371).

The Geography of Refugee Installation in Greece (1926)

This project arose from the need to investigate the degree of dispersion of refugees originating from the same residential unit or ecclesiastical province of the Ottoman Empire during their settlement in Greece. Information on the geography of the installation in Greece of Greek Orthodox refugees from Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace and the Caucasus have been drawn from the "Book of Ecclesiastical Provinces and Appraisers Committees" located in the archives of Appraisers Committees of the Ministry of Agriculture and deposited in the General State Archives.


Residential and spacial map of Greece. Publicationof the Under-Secretariat for Reconstruction

The Modern Greek History Research Centre has a body of 32 residential and spatial maps of regions of Greece that were issued during the period between 1947 and 1951 by the Deputy Ministry of Reconstruction. These maps contain information about the road and rail network, the boundaries, of counties, provinces and municipalities, the names and the size of settlements, the number of homes, as recorded in the early post World War II period.

Bibliography of Modern Greek History

In the 1960s the Modern Greek History Research Centre launched the Bibliography of Modern Greek History with the aim to compile a bibliography of all publications related to 19th and 20th century modern Greek political and cultural history. The bibliography consisted of index cards of the following two categories:
  •      Index cards containing bibliographical data of the publication
  •      Index cards containing subject terms describing the content of the publication.





Journals of James Skene of Rubislaw

Among the holdings of the Modern Greek History Research Centre are three volumes of the journals kept by the prolific Scottish scholar, artist and traveler James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864). His first visit to Greece, initially for health reasons, lasted from spring 1838 until mid 1843, when he returned to Britain. In October of the same year he returned to Athens, where he stayed until the summer of 1845. The three volumes of the journal were donated to the Centre by Catriona, daughter-in-law of Alexander Rizos Rangavis the younger, descendant of James Skene, together with the papers of the Rangavis family.

Calendar of Events 1940-1944. From the Documents of the British Foreign Office 371. Volume I, 1940-1943. Volume II, 1944

The publication was undertaken as part of the project Calendar of `events of World War II concerning Greece. It contains in chronological order and with brief descriptions the most important military, political and diplomatic events that took place in Greece and abroad (mainly in the Middle East and the UK), as recorded in the documents of the British archival series Foreign Office 371.

Photographic collection of Alexander Rizos Rangavis junior

The photographic collection of Alexander Rizos Rangavis junior is part of his papers, that were donated to the Centre by his daughter-in-law Catriona, along with the other Rangavis family papers. It consists of an album and several unbound single photographs.

Nikos Kazantzakis papers

For more information on Nikos Kazantzakis please read the documents Nikos Kazantzakis and travel literature and Nikos Kazantzakis (in Greek).

Proclamation of Alexander Ypsilantis

For more information on Alexander Ypsilantis and the political context of the period please read the documents “Alexander Ypsilantis” et “ Filiki Eteria” (in Greek).

Neoellinika Istorika: Journal of the Modern Greek History Research Centre of the Academy of Athens

Monuments of Greek History

Elias Zervos Iakovatos papers