Project to highlight history of capital

A project to highlight the history of the capital via an interactive website will be launched at the buffer zone Home for Cooperation next Friday, January 15, from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Project research associate Christos Mais, 34, said: “Kitchener’s Map and maps from the Land Survey Department will be used to show the changing demographics, landmarks, social, cultural and political events and the municipal quarters of the city from the British Colonial era until 1974.”

The Greek Cypriot candidate for postgraduate studies in cultural history at Leiden University added: “Greek and Turkish Cypriot, Maronite, Armenian and Latin populations are colour coded on a series of maps to demonstrate how populations changed during the move from peaceful co-existence to segregation.”

The website includes texts and audio visual material and the project is partnered with the Council of Europe and part of the Home for Cooperation Project which received total funding of 624,725 euros from European Economic Area Norway Grants.

Launch at buffer zone


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