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Research Topics II

I have created a new list of possible research topics, eliminating those that have been selected. Of course, you are more than welcome to select your own topic, as long as it is approved by the faculty.

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

The Island of Hydra, It's Architecture, History & Tourism policies Colonial Architecture in Nicosia
Source: Schaar, Kenneth W, Michael Given and George Theocharous, Under the clock: Colonial architecture and history in Cyprus, 1878-1960 (Nicosia, 1995)

The Church of Panagia Phorviotissa at Asinou, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus (http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf/All/AB4501039DBBC4ABC22571990031F7A8?OpenDocument)

The churches of the Virgin Podithou and of the Theotokos in Galata, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus
(http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf/All/2A3436D8AF3AE0BFC22571990031D984?OpenDocument)

The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios in Nicosia
(http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf/All/3F038862C758F056C225719900214B07?OpenDocument)

Discussion of any of the following articles:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should I bring a laptop?

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You will not need a laptop and it will weigh you down. There will be computers available in Athens, Paphos & Nicosia.

I would NOT bring a laptop.

What materials are we required to bring?

You must have a sketchbook/notebook. What kind is entirely up to you. Size: It must be at least 5" x 8.25".

Students in the past have been very happy with the Moleskin line of sketchbooks and notebooks. The size is very nice and they are very durable. They come in different varieties.

The Moleskin "sketchbook" has heavy paper. The benefit is that when you scan your drawings, you will not get any "bleed through" from images on the reverse side of the page. The drawback is that there are fewer pages. This might be the best choice. http://www.moleskine.com/catalogue/classic/hard_black_cover/sketchbook__large.php

The Moleskin "notebook" comes in hard cover or soft cover. It has thinner inner pages. There will be "bleed through" if you scan your drawings or notes. But there are more pages. http://www.moleskine.com/catalogue/classic/hard_black_cover/plain_notebook__large.php

You can also get pages with lines or graph paper.

Finally, there is the Athens Moleskin notebook: http://www.moleskine.com/catalogue/city_notebook/europe/city_notebook_athina.php

There are lots of places in the Twin Cities to purchase these: http://www.moleskine.com/php/mt_templates/where_to_buy.php