Project The sea and land routes of southern Euboia, ca. 4000–1 BC. A case study in Mediterranean interconnectivity awarded for € 750.000,-.
Dr. Jan Paul Crielaard has been awarded a research grant of € 750.000 within the Free Competition Humanities programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Together with three PhD students he will study in detail one specific region in Greece from the air, on the ground and at sea to find out more about how people in a period of 4,000 years were connected to each other, their gods and the surrounding landscape.
The ultimate goal is to contribute to the current debate about interconnectivity in the ancient Mediterranean. At the end of the project, databases and maps will be made available to local heritage institutions by means of an interactive digital environment.
Within the Free Competition Humanities, researchers can apply for funding for curiosity-driven research that does not fall under the thematic funding programmes. Researchers are therefore free to choose the subject of their project, as long as it fits within the humanities.