Research Topics

Nikos and I have found that the presentations are easier, more rigorous, and more interesting when we suggest topics. So, here are some ideas:

Greece:

1. John D. Rockefeller and the Ancient Agora in Athens

2. Dimitrios Pikionis's designs for Philioppou Hill

3. Heinrich Schliemann's "discovery" of Mycenea
Source: Michael Wood, Search of the Trojan War (New York, 1987).

4. The tradition of shadow puppet theater

5. Schaubert's plans for modern Athens
Source: Eleni Bastea, The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth (New York NY, 2000).

6. Lord Byron and the Parthenon frieze

Cyprus:

1. The Stolen Mosaics of Kanakaria (taken)
Sources: an Hofstadter, "The Angel on Her Shoulder Part I," New Yorker Magazine July 13, 1992 and "The Angel on Her Shoulder Part II," New Yorker Magazine July 20, 1992.

2. An analysis of Kakoyannis's film "The Rape of Cyprus" 1974

3. An analysis of Lawrence Durrell's book, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus


Discussion of any of the following articles:

4. I Pulhan, and I Numan, "The Traditional Urban House in Cyprus as Material Expression of Cultural Transformation," Journal of Design History 19, no. 2 (Summer 2006): 105-19.

5. Jan Asmussen, ""Dark-Skinned Cypriots Will Not Be Accepted!" Cypriots in the British Army 1939-1945," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 167-88.

6. Haseyin Mehmet Atesin, "The Process of Secularisation of the Turkish Community 1925-1975," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 327-42.

7. Hansarg Brey, "The Cypriot Economy under British Rule and the Economic Heritage of the British Period," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 431-44.

8. Makarios Drousiotis, "The Greco-Turkish 'Para-State' and Cyprus 1947-1960," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 211-32.

9. Hubert Faustmann, "Independence Postponed : Cyprus 1959-1960," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 413-30.

10. Alan James, "Britain and the Crisis of 1963-1964 : The Manifestation of a Special Interest," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 573-82.

11. George Horton Kelling, "British Policy in Cyprus 1945-1955. The Pigeons Come Home to Roost," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 187-98.

12. Niyazi Kizilyurek, "The Turkish Cypriots from an Ottoman-Muslim Community to a National Community," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 315-26.

13. Keith Kyle, "British Policy on Cyprus 1974-2004," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 583-606.

14. Diana Weston Markides, "Cyprus 1878-1925 : Ambiguities and Uncertainties," in Faustmann, Hubert; Peristianis, Nicos (Ed.), Britain in Cyprus : Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Mannheim: Bibliopolis, 2006), 2006), pp. 19-34.