HELLENIC FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTRE, ACADEMY OF ATHENS

Kentron Erevnis tis Ellinikis Laografias tis Akadimias Athinon

Known as The Folklore Archive until 1966, it was established in 1918 by N.G. Politis. Its aim was “to collect, preserve and publish the memorials and records of the life and language of the Greek people”. G.A. Megas (dir. 1936–1955) systematized research through the introduction of systematic guidelines of field research and a taxonomy of folklorist material. In the 1960s the director G.K. Spyridakis emphasised archiving collections, and encouraged filmed documentation and recording of folk songs. Following the Law on Research (1990), personnel were assigned positions as researchers and new staff members were elected. Aik. Polymerou-Kamilaki (dir. 1994–2013) initiated the digitization of collections (manuscripts, photographs etc.), staged large-scale exhibitions and conferences, and started a new series of publications. From 2014 to the present, digital repositories have been developed as part of the 'Hellenic National Documentation Network of Intangible and Tangible Cultural Heritage' (acting Director Evangelos Karamanes). Many original publications have resulted from this work.

Collections

Manuscript Archive, National Record Collection, National Music Archive, Film Archive, Museum Collection, Photography Archive

Web

www.kentrolaografias.gr
www.academyofathens.gr
Manuscripts Archive Catalogue: http://repository.academyofathens.gr/keel/index.php/en/listItems

Email

Address

HELLENIC FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTRE - ACADEMY OF ATHENS
Ipitou St.
GR-105 57 Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 3318042 / +30 210 3318043
FRONT DESK: +30 210 3664751
Fax: +30 210 3313418 +30 210 3664735

HFRC


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