Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF) conducts research on the political, economic, social and cultural history of Greek and Roman Antiquity, Byzantium and Μodern Hellenism, with the aim to promote valid and methodologically advanced knowledge through synthetic interdisciplinary approaches.

The Institute’s research activity is organized in three Sections: 


Programs and Projects

The Institute’s research Programs and Projects aim at documenting and studying the ancient, medieval and modern history of the Hellenic area, promoting, at the same time, the cooperation of all three Sections, in an effort to produce synthetic diachronic and interdisciplinary approaches. Their main objectives are: 

  • the study of Greek and Roman Antiquity, offering new insights through the systematic collection, processing and computerization of evidence provided by literary sources, inscriptions, coins and other archaeological finds, as well as through the systematic exploration of areas such as ancient ideology and art, technology and measures, economy and social mobility.
  • the study of the history and culture of Byzantium and its relations with medieval Europe, the Balkans and the wider area of the eastern Mediterranean, using evidence from literary sources, both philological and archival, artifacts and archaeological findings.
  • the study of the history of Modern Hellenism from the 15th to the 20th century, based on the critical approach of primary sources. Emphasis is given on the study of culture, institutions and ideology, literature, art and sciences (mainly in relation to the Humanities), Ottoman studies, the history of populations, historical geography, economic history, business history and modern political history.



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