(IN)VISIBLE: the Bibliography on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Zagori

Dr. Faidon Moudopoulos edited the digital bibliography ‘(IN)VISIBLE: the Bibliography on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Zagori‘ (in Greek), the last deliverable of the project that marks its end. 

The project aimed at investigating the intangible cultural heritage of Zagori (Greece) through the historical archives of the local communities. It used as a case study the village of Aristi and a group of researchers from various backgrounds did archival work to classify and interpret the village archive (19th – 20th centuries). This led to the retrieval of information related to the three cultural elements of Zagori inscribed in the National Inventory of Intangible Heritage: dry-stone masonry; transhumant pastoralism and sacred forests. The bibliography aims at allowing researchers –and informed readers– to have an overview of the relevant scientific literature. Besides the case-specific literature on Zagori, there were important contributions that are related indirectly to the region.

Three public outreach events were organised to promote the project and raise awareness in August 2022. Two of the events were recorded, you may watch the videos here and here (in Greek). 

More general literature on Zagori can be found at https://izagori.gr/publications/bibliography.html

The project was co-organized by the Ioannis Saralis FoundationArxeion Taxis and the Aristi Youth Club, which was funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports. The bibliography includes contributions by Kalliopi Stara (Dr. in Cultural Ecology, Department of Biological Applications and Technology), Paul Halstead (Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, University of Sheffield) and George Gassias (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, FORTH).

Dr. Faidon Moudopoulos-Athanasiou is a postdoctoral fellow with the project Heritage under young forests: recording and interpreting the cultureal heritage underneath the afforested Zagori (NW Greece). Juan de la Cierva (FJC2021-047943-I), funded by the the Agencia Estatal de Investigación of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, the European Union-NextGenerationEU in the context of the Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia.

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