Pilot projects

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] In the project “The academic institutes open research data” the best ways for the digital publication of research material will be surveyed through the following pilot projects.
The Finnish Institute at Athens
The pilot project of the Finnish Institute at Athens is the publication of the archaeological findings from the  excavations at Gouriza (village in north-western Greece). The material includes ancient ceramics, coins and other small objects, mainly from the third and fourth centuries BC, and also contains bone material from the cemetery from the Ottoman period (1500-1600 AD). The material will be published in digital photographs and 3D-models.
With the help of this material it is possible to study the life and death of the people living in the area during different periods of time. Among other things, the ancient archaeological findings tell us more about how people lived and also give more insight into the kinds of local religious practices they had. The bone material from the Ottoman period  also reveals some more negative aspects of life, like the diseases and violence that the inhabitants faced.
The Finnish Institute in the Middle East
The pilot project of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East will be realized in collaboration with the SLS (Society of Swedish Literature in Finland). Research material of the ethnologist Hilma Granqvist (1890-1972) will be digitalized and published. Granqvist was an internationally renowned researcher in the Middle East: she worked especially in Palestine where she collected significant amounts of material that revealed more about the (everyday) life of the local community. Her heritage includes notes of the site works, diaries, letters and postcards as well as photographs and negatives that will be accessible to both researchers as well as to the public.
The Finnish Institute in Rome
The Finnish Institute in Rome will carry out two pilot projects. The first one is a database of brick stamps found in central Italy, edited by Professor Eva Margareta Steinby, and the other a publication of the research material from Professor Arja Karivieri’s Ostia project.
The brick stamps, signs stamped on the surface of a humid brick that reveal its origin, are useful for ancient research in many ways: they can be used for personal and economic history research and for timing buildings. This digital database will make this material easily accessible for researchers.
The project on the evolution of the ancient Roman harbour city of Ostia over a long period of time investigates especially how its local identity evolved during centuries in a multicultural environment and how this reflected on the cityscape. This pilot project will publish photographs of  archaeological evidence as well as inscriptions and bone material.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]