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Τhe Society for the Research of Relations between Medieval and Modern Hellenism and the West (EESMNED) was founded in 1986 by a group of historians. It is an officially recognized learned society and has approximately 150 members, among whom there are many young scholars.

The Society’s main objective is the advancement of the study and the research of relations between Medieval and Modern Hellenism and the West, the systematic collection, elaboration and publication of relevant sources and the promotion of auxilliary sciences of history.

EOA kai ESPERIA, the Society’s journal, is the primary publication medium for research carried out by members of Society, as well as by other researchers both within and outside Greece. It features studies focusing on the relations of Medieval and Modern Hellenism with the West during the period from the fourth to the eighteenth century, and revolving around history, literature, archaeology and archival research, as well as the history of institutions.

Society for the Research of Relations between Medieval and Modern Hellenism and the West


The National Documentation Centre (www.ekt.gr) is a national infrastructure in the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Since 1980, it actively engages in the collection, organization and dissemination of scientific and technological information in Greece and internationally. EKT’s strategic priority is the aggregation, organized online dissemination and preservation of quality-assured scholarly and educational content in a single research infrastructure.
EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”.  To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

EKT provides reliable ePublishing services as part of its scholarly content aggregation and dissemination activities. Its integrated online ePublishing environment is developed with open-source interoperable technology. This affords the incorporation of EKT’s infrastructures into the continuously developing international infrastructure environment.

EKT’s ePublishing services (http://www.ekt.gr/epublishing) are directed to public and extended public institution publishers of accredited scholarly journals. They include, most significantly, the organization, documentation and organized dissemination of metadata and content of scholarly journals, the training and consulting services on issues such as intellectual property, the standardization of editorial processes according to internationally accepted standards, the inclusion of content and metadata in international content indexers and harvesters via interoperable systems.