Source: special issue «Anadromes» published
by the newspaper «Ergatiko Vima»

A Women’s History Archive: Cyprus Library Online for Gender (CLiO)

K.I.I.F. participates in the research project “A Women’s History Archive: Cyprus Library Online for Gender”which is implemented by the Promitheas Research Institute in cooperation with K.I.I.F. and the University of Cyprus. The project began in January 2019 and is expected to be completed by December 2020. It is funded by the Research Promotion Foundation under the RESTART 2016-2020 programmes.

The research project includes two main stages. The first stage refers to collecting primary sources in regard to women’s history in Cyprus which will concern the period between 1878 and 1960 (such as old newspapers, interviews, archive material, photographs etc.) that will be concentrated in a digital online archive which will be open to the public. The second stage includes research aiming to examine and evaluate the potential impact of knowledge regarding women’s history on contemporary stereotypes and beliefs on gender. This stage will involve a group of students with the aim of studying and evaluating the impact that knowledge on women’s history may potentially have against gender stereotypes and relevant beliefs.

The main aim of the project is to promote the history of women in Cyprus while tackling a series of issues: the restoration and reclamation of historical knowledge regarding women, the deconstruction of history myths and stereotypes referring to the history of genders, the demonstration of the importance of women’s contribution to the progress and development of the Cypriot society empowering and encouraging women to demand their rights and equality. K.I.I.F. will inform the public about the progress and the findings of the research project while relevant announcements, material and project’s newsletters will be uploaded in our website and Facebook page.



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