Paleography Laboratory

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The Laboratory is open to the public upon request

The Paleography Laboratory of the Department of Philology of the University of Crete was founded in 1998.

The goal of the Laboratory is to serve the teaching, in both undergraduate and graduate level, and research needs of the Department of Philology, as well as other Departments of the University concerning matters that pertain to its subject.

The Laboratory possesses a significant and continuously increasing number of reproductions of manuscripts, of interest chiefly to Byzantine studies, in microfilm and digital form.

After September 2003, with funding from the Regional Operational Development Program of Crete (2000-2006), the Laboratory acquired modern digitalization equipment, and the digitalization of the microfilm material was completed by 2013. It also possesses microfilm readers and PC:s for the viewing of manuscripts in microfilm or digital form. There is a small library paleography-related book collection, whose volumes are indicated with a special sign in the catalogue of the University Library.

The material preserved in the Laboratory is available for consultation, for the purposes of private research only, either in situ or by filling the request form. The Laboratory is also able to undertake, upon agreement, the digitalization of material for third parties for a symbolic fee.

The Paleography Laboratory is housed in the Rethymno Campus, in the building complex of the Department of Philology.

Head of the Laboratory: Marina Detoraki, Associate Professor of Byzantine Philology.

Laboratory/teaching personnel: Alexandra Zervoudaki, PhD in Byzantine Philology.

Address:  Workshop of Paleography
University of Crete / Department of Philology
GR 74 100 Rethymno, GREECE
Phones:+30 2831 077309
Fax:+30 2831 077304