Cyprus history archive now available online


Crossposted from Voices from Eurasia Blog, check out what Pembe Mentesh wrote!

The Cyprus Critical History Archive gives access to digitized articles relating to intercommunal relations in Cyprus I’m pleased to announce that you can now browse a new online database – the Cyprus Critical History Archive – for Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot newspaper articles on inter-communal relations and conflict-related violence during 1955 and 1964. The archive is a digital resource on the troubled history of Cyprus, and is a joint initiative between the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research and PRIO Cyprus Center. The archive is a first attempt to offer an οnline trilingual collection of sources on the 1955 to 1964 period. The purpose of the archive is to facilitate the quest for knowledge, understanding and different perspectives, and will enhance historical dialogue through access to primary sources. “60 years on, the fundamentals of public political discourse as reflected in newspapers on both sides remain largely the same. Looking at this in a value-free fashion means that understanding the discourse of either side and bringing it into dialogue by looking at its articulation in different points in time can be a useful tool for civil society and reconciliation” Dr. Antonis Hadjikyriacou, Project Leader Eventually, it is hoped that the project will include articles up to 1974, and that the typology of sources will include private and public archival documentation, photographic archives, audio-visual material and oral accounts from Cyprus and abroad. For more information, please call +357 22445740 and +90 5488345740 or send us an e-mail at: Τhis initiative is part of the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research’s Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education project, supported by UNDP – Action for Cooperation and Trust.


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