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The story of the 1821 Greek Independence Revolution in one digital archive

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A new digital platform regarding the history of the Greek Independence War of 1821, is now available in both English and Greek.

The “1821 Digital Archivehttps://1821.digitalarchive.gr provides within a single digital space an interface for archival material relating to the 1821 Revolution, derived from major archives and museums in Greece.

A new digital platform regarding the history of the Greek Independence War of 1821, is now available in both English and Greek. The “1821 Digital Archive” provides within a single digital space an interface for archival material relating to the 1821 Revolution, derived from major archives and museums in Greece.

Enriching and expanding the traditional idea of an archive as a collection of documents, the 1821 Digital Archive contains, visual material from works of art, maps, everyday objects, artefacts, and audio material (music and songs).

A visitor can:

Search for material, such as written and printed documents and other archival items, works of art, everyday objects, folk songs, books, artefacts, etc.

Read academic articlesthat address new questions and contribute to scholarly research around the 1821 Revolution, with a special emphasis on everyday life during the Greek Revolution.

Explore digital exhibits, which present various themes relating to the Greek Revolution, giving visual form to information and harnessing new modes of narrating the past with digital technology.

Browse a dynamic mapwhich records traces of the 1821 Revolution found in the public domain (e.g. monuments, street names, etc.), and which has been compiled by groups of schoolchildren from all over the country.

The 1821 Digital Archiveis a dynamic, ongoing project, which will not conclude at the end of the anniversary year 2021 but, will be expanded with new partnerships and continually updated with new material. It is also open and accessible to scholars and the general public for research, browsing, reading, and gaining a deeper understanding of this period of history.

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