Lecture: Mapping a moment in the Cypriot agricultural landscape with historical GIS

22 March 2017 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture in Ankara by Dr. Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Assistant Prof. at Boğaziçi Univeristy)

Lecture Title: Mapping a moment in the Cypriot agricultural landscape: Historical GIS and the fiscal survey of 1572

Discussant: Assistant Professor Oktay Özel (Bilkent University)

Venue: The British Institute at Ankara | Tahran Caddesi 24, Kavaklιdere, Ankara


The lecture presented the research outcomes of the recently completed “Mediterranean Insularities: MedIns” project (2014-16) at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS/FORTH). The project employed Historical GIS methods for geo-spatial and statistical analysis, and cartographic representation of the 1572 mufassal defteri, the first detailed Ottoman fiscal survey of Cyprus. The lecture will focus on the information contained for the understanding of the economic structure of the Cypriot countryside. It will also discuss the limitations, challenges, and problems of using Historical GIS methods


Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Ph.D. SOAS) is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Ottoman & Mediterranean History at Boğaziçi University. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Princeton University and a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at IMS/FORTH. His research engages with the idea of insularity, and the role of insular space in the historical development of economic, social and political structures in Cyprus and the Ottoman Mediterranean at large.


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