An infrastructure research direction that aims a. to detect unknown primary historical material, to highlight it through detailed documentation and edition, and to its study and utilization, b. to study matters of Diplomatics, Palaeography - Codicology and text transmission, and c) to organize and promote digital infrastructure projects of the Section of Byzantine Research. Research focuses primarily on Byzantine and post-Byzantine documents and manuscript codices preserved in the great monastic centers of Greece, such as Mount Athos and Patmos, and in other minor collections, as well as on archaeological evidence; also, all types of digital infrastructure - such as databases and electronic publications - which constitute tools for historical research.
The main research axes of this Research Area are the following
The reconstruction and classification of archival collections and the reconstruction of collections of Greek manuscripts.
The publication of archival collections and manuscript catalogues, as well as the combined utilization of the new material in historical studies.
Research in theoretical matters of Diplomatics and Palaeography - Codicology.
The study of manuscript codices and printed books with regard to their form and the relationship between text and object.
The dissemination of the results of the research conducted by the Section of Byzantine Research with the development of databases and open access electronic publications.