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Society of Kytherian Studies

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The Society of Kytherian Studies is a non profit society based in Athens.
It was established in 1982 (Athens Court ruling 1386/82) and registered in the Associations Record of Athens (no. 11151/27.7.82).
Telephone numbers: 210-3838190, 210-3844915 fax: 210-3829004, 210-3844915.

Aims
A) Research in any subject related to Kythera and Antikythera
B) The dissemination of the findings of this research.
C) The preservation of monuments of art, history and literature
D) Providing moral support to individuals or organizations whose work corresponds with the purposes and aims of the Association.

Members
A) Regular members: Scientists and scholars with an origin in Kythera and Antikythera and who reside in the area of the former Jurisdiction of the Capital, as well as scientists whose expertise and fields of interest can facilitate the Association to accomplish its aims.
B) Honourary members: Individuals who have provided decisive help in the Association’s efforts.
C) Corresponding members: Kytherian scientists living outside the region of the former area of the Jurisdiction of the Capital.
Note: Regular members of the Association amounted to 129 on 31/12/2002. Honourary members and corresponding members numbered 4 and 11 respectively.

Activities
The activities of the Society include:
1. Scientific publications and other scholarly work
2. Support of archaeological research on Kythera & Antikythera
3. Support of the historical archive of Kythera
4. Preservation and restoration of monuments
5. Conferences
6. Other activities (museum visits, lectures, excursions, guided tours)
To the left of this text you will find a list of documents submitted by the Society of Kytherian Studies.


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7933:Academic Research > Society of Kytherian Studies

submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 19.08.2005

Tribute to Spyridonas & Marika Stai

Portrait busts of Spyridon and Marika Stai:

The Association backed the initiative launched by the Kythera community president, Nik. Th. Nikiforakis, for the sculpting of the busts of Spyridonas and Marika Stai, great benefactors of Kythera’s youth, which were placed in the central square of Hora in 1989.

It was a due tribute to the eminent Kytherian politician, who among everything else, saw to the foundation, in 1921, of the Kythera Gymnasium, and to his wife, ...

7931:Academic Research > Society of Kytherian Studies

submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 19.08.2005

The tomb of Kosmas Panaretos

In 1992, the Association supervised the renovation and beautification of the tomb of radical Parliament member of the Ionian state, Kosmas Panaretos. The tomb, in Potamos cemetery, had been abandoned.

7929:Academic Research > Society of Kytherian Studies

submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 19.08.2005

Preservation and restoration of monuments

The Society actively supports the preservation and restoration of monuments on the islands. Specifically, the Society has funded the following activities:

a) Kastraki Avlemonas:
In cooperation with the local Cultural Society ‘Filoxenos’, founded by Panos Fyllis, began the restoration efforts at ‘Kastraki’ in Avlemonas, with the financial support of the Association and adhering to the instructions laid down by the relevant archaeological department.

The ...

7928:Academic Research > Society of Kytherian Studies

submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 14.11.2007

Historical archive preservation

Kytherian bodies have always had a keen interest in the building and its contents of historical material. Before the Association of Kytherian Studies was established, the Kytherian Union of Athens oversaw the replacement of its wooden floors with concrete slabs and equipped the first researchers of the National Research Foundation (Ch. Maltezos, Dimitra Andritsaki and Eirini Horemi) with the necessary furniture to shelve classified material.

The Association of Kytherian Studies later ...

7924:Academic Research > Society of Kytherian Studies

submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 19.08.2005

Support for archaeological research on the islands

The Society of Kytherian Studies actively supports archaeological research on Kythera and Antikythera.

More specifically, the Society has supported research in:

a) Agios Georgios sto Vouno (St. George on the Mountain)

Adonis Kyrou’s discovery of Minoan votive offerings in the area of Agios Georgios sto Vouno led to excavation research in 1993 and 1994 by professor Yiannis Sakellarakis. The research resulted in the discovery of an intact Minoan hilltop ...