Hellenic Heritage Imaging Center

The Hellenic Heritage Imaging Center (HHIC) is a framework for collaborative research on the application of technologies, especially digital imaging technologies, to the written and material heritage of Greece and other Mediterranean peoples and cultures established by:

– Professor Georgios N. Filias, The Manuscripts’ Digital Research and Study Laboratory of the Department of Social Theology and Study of Religion of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (http://www.soctheol.uoa.gr/ergastiria.html)
– Michael Phelps, Executive Director at The Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (http://emel-library.org/)
– Professor Sharon Gerstel, Director, UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture
– Dr. Agamemnon Tselikas, Director, The Mediterranean Research Institut for Palaeography, Bibliology and History of Texts-Arethas Institut
– Professor Ryne Raffaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, The Chester Carlson Center for Imaging Science of the Rochester Institute of Technology

The collaborating institutions see to identify, define, and develop new collaborative research projects to:

  • Capture, recover, document, analyze, interpret, preserve, and make broadly discoverable and accessible cultural heritage materials of Greece and other Mediterranean peoples and cultures.
  • Develop and implement innovative technological solutions to questions or problems in cultural heritage studies and preservation.

The HHIC aims to facilitate:

  • Close multidisciplinary collaboration among scholars, librarians, scientists, engineers, and technicians from Greece and the U.S.
  • The training of students and scholars in the application of imaging and analytical technologies to cultural heritage materials.
  • The organization and promotion of collaborative research projects among the Cooperating Parties and their affiliated scholars, librarians, scientists and students.
  • Digital access to cultural heritage materials and the publication of research performed by the collaborating institutions and their affiliated scholars, librarians, scientists and students as part of their participation in the project.