[May 2022]
┬ayindir 1922, A Tale of Loss from Asia Minor.

The texts in this book concern the small town of Bayindir in the valley of the Kaystros, near Smyrna, and its inhabitants. They attempt to strike a balance between historical essay, timeless reminiscences, embellished scholarly narratives and personal feelings.
Therasia III. Archaeological research and landscape history of an island community.

Therasia is a suitable field for the observation of small island communities, having preserved significant traces of a cultural landscape connected with the diachronic ekistic history of the island, the uses of land, and the perception and experience of the space by human communities on the past.
  [Noe 2020]
Good Works: Studies in Honour of Professor Clairy Palyvou.

Announcing the publication of the volume Good Works, Studies in Honour of Clairy Palyvou, edited by Iris Tzachili and Maria Arakadaki, by Ta Pragmata Publications. The papers largely lie in Professor Palyvou's own areas of interest, covering technical and theoretical architectural issues, mainly of the Bronze Age but also in the modern period.
  [July 2019]
Therasia II. Historicizing Prehistory: The historical and epistemological context of the archaeological discovery on Therasia in 1866.

A series of studies on the historical and epistemological context of the archaeological discovery on Therasia in 1866, the first in the Aegean, at the time of the volcanic eruption. The unprecedented phenomena, both archaeological and geological, inspired geologists and archaeologists to collaborate on the development of new, mainly evolutionary theories on the pre-hellenic past.

Tzachili Iris
Daskalakis Nikos

Vakirtzi Sophia
Vaitsaras Giannis
Ioakeimidou Lito
Douskos Dimitra
Patera Maria
Pavlaki Katerina

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Thirassia I, a diachronic journey

edited by Clairy Palyvou and Iris Tzachili

The volume Thirassia I, A Diachronic Journey, is the first contribution to the history of the island of Thirassia, from the distant past (Bronze Age) to recent times (architecture, social anthropology). The work is a series of studies focusing on different research aspects (geology, mining technology, pottery fabric analysis, etc.) and on the search for ancient testimonies through surface surveys. It is, in effect, a mapping of human presence on the island down the ages, highlighting choices, limitations, changes, continuities and discontinuities, and investigating in a variety of ways the phenomenon of insularity.

The research on a small island, Thirassia, situated opposite its large and multivalent neighbour Thera, is paradigmatic in nature. It is a case study of the relationships, contacts and networks between Thira and Thirassia, and also between the two and the other Aegean islands, an investigation of interdependence and relative autonomy. It sheds light on ways of survival on small islands: how residential units adapt to their environment, the exploitation of human and natural resources, spatial planning, water management, etc. A whole world opens up through a tiny crack, Thirassia: terraces, wells, crops, the hard life down the mines, festivals and the grape harvest. These, together with school festivals, washing up and the slipper, the activity of the volcano, meetings at the Citizens' Service Centre and chats in the courtyards, are the small events that make up life on a small island lying opposite a powerful neighbour. Thirassia, as all those who visit it know, is an oasis of peace and calm when you arrive from busy Thera. The study, awareness, planning and promotion of the history and uniqueness of this land can contribute in a gentle, balanced way to their preservation.

Texts by: Claire Palyvou, Iris Tzachili, Jack L. Davis, George Vougioukalakis, Costas Sbonias, ┼meri Farinetti, Georgia Kordatzaki, Maya Efstathiou, Marina Vogli, Eleftheria Zei, Aggelos Boufalis, Alkisti Daniel, Andreas Zaharatos, Vasiliki Gouliopoulou, Olga Molida, Marianna Nasi, Costas Athanasiou, Katherine Ritzouli, Elena Reizidou, Maria Arakadaki, Alexandra Bakalaki, Constanine Kalantzis, Dimitra Douskos.